South Charlotte's First Free-Standing Palliative Care Clinic

Thursday, June 28, 2018 General News
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CHARLOTTE, N.C., June 27, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Hospice & Palliative Care Charlotte Region (HPCCR) announces the opening

of its newest location, The Center for Palliative Care Advancement (CPCA). The 17,000 square foot state-of-the-art facility includes the first free-standing outpatient palliative care clinic in South Charlotte, HPCCR
University, and 100 medical and administrative staff.

Palliative care is increasing in popularity nationwide, providing an option for patients experiencing serious illnesses to maximize their quality of life by working with a team of clinicians to create care goals that support the patient's healthcare preferences.  Our Palliative Medicine Consultants team consist of Hospice and Palliative Medicine Board Certified Physicians, nurses, and social workers that work with the patient, their family, and their community physicians to provide additional support navigating the complex healthcare system.  Unlike hospice care, palliative care is appropriate during any stage of the illness and can be provided along with curative treatment.

CPCA aims to make this specialized care available and easily accessible for the Charlotte community and brings a different medical perspective and treatment option for seriously ill patients, offering patient-directed care that helps reduce medical costs while increasing quality of life. 

"Palliative care is an important part of the healthcare conversation," said HPCCR's President and CEO, Pete Brunnick.  "Patients, specifically those suffering from severe illness, deserve access to care that focuses on the patient's healthcare goals.  The Center for Palliative Care Advancement is a significant move in Charlotte's healthcare landscape and reinforces our mission of ensuring that quality medical care is available to all who need it."

The CPCA outpatient clinic will be run by Nurse Practitioner, Toni Corrigan and Registered Nurse, Ellen Roubaud, along with four full-time staff members.

Currently, HPCCR has more than 700 patients in the Southern Piedmont under palliative care.  CPCA took its first patient at the clinic on June 14th.  A ribbon cutting honoring the opening of the building at 7600 Little Avenue is scheduled for July 24th,11-2PM.

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About HPCCRFounded in 1978, HPCCR provides compassionate care to individuals with life-limiting and terminal illnesses in 23 counties in the Carolinas. The mission of HPCCR is to relieve suffering and improve the quality and dignity of life through compassionate hospice care for those at the end of life, palliative care for those with advanced illness, and through community education. Call 704.375.0100 or visit hpccr.org.

Contact:Sherry GillespieHospice & Palliative Care Charlotte Region704.335.4324gillespies@hpccr.org

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SOURCE Hospice & Palliative Care Charlotte Region



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