Hospice Of Windsor & Essex County Named Family Practice Of The Year
The Hospice of Windsor & Essex County has been named as a 2018 recipient of the Ontario College of Family Physicians Family Practice of the Year Award.
The award celebrates the accomplishments and hard work of the members of a family practice in Ontario who are focused on one or more specific clinical areas of family medicine.
“The Hospice of Windsor & Essex County’s collaborative mindset to care delivery, along with their contributions in education, mentorship, and advocacy, make them an incredible resource for palliative care in their community,” said Dr. Glenn Brown, OCFP President. “I congratulate them for their leadership and exemplifying what it means to deliver high-quality, compassionate and patient-centred care.”
The Hospice of Windsor & Essex County began as a volunteer-based program in 1979, which has evolved into a multidisciplinary team providing palliative care, core training for family medicine residents and over 50 wellness programs. The Hospice team features 11 physicians, five nurse educators, in addition to social workers, spiritual care providers, administrative support and certified hospice volunteers who serve a population of 400,000 patients. In 2017, they provided direct and consultative care to almost 1,000 patients.
The Hospice of Windsor & Essex County will be presented with their award during the OCFP Awards Ceremony on November 14th, 2018 in Toronto.