April 15, 2019 – Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care is proud to announce the opening of our new inpatient center on the 2nd floor of Memorial Hospital Pembroke at 7800 Sheridan Street in Pembroke Pines, Florida. This new inpatient care center is designed to offer a calm and comforting environment for hospice patients who have acute needs.
“Memorial Healthcare System is committed to providing exceptional patient- and family- centered care. Having an inpatient hospice service at Memorial Hospital Pembroke allows patients in the South Florida area and beyond to have access to expert care for their loved ones,” said Mark Doyle, Administrator and CEO of Memorial Hospital Pembroke. “We are excited to partner with Seasons to bring our community more options for hospice care.”
Hospice care is typically provided in the comfort of the patient’s home or place of residence. However, in some cases, pain or symptoms cannot be adequately managed in the home setting. In these cases, the patient may benefit from a short-term stay at the Seasons Hospice Inpatient Center where our expert teams can help provide advanced care to ease acute symptoms.
The new inpatient center offers a uniquely serene and comfortable environment where families can visit with their loved ones while Seasons helps to bring their symptoms and pain under control. The center features twelve private rooms, each furnished and newly renovated with comfortable décor and amenities. The unit is open to families 24/7 so that they may spend time with their loved one. Additionally, to truly serve the community, we have staff that speak English, Spanish, and Creole.
“Seasons considered the comfort of both our patients and their families to be of the utmost importance when opening our newest Broward County unit,” said Elizabeth Vives, Executive Director of Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care of Broward. “Our goal was to have the center feel as much like ‘home’ as possible for our patients and their families.”
Seasons is proud to enter this community partnership with Memorial Hospital Pembroke as there is a great need for inpatient hospice care in the greater Broward area.
The inpatient center will officially start taking patients on April 8th, 2019 with a VIP opening and ribbon cutting today, April 3rd, 2019.
Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care services include:
•Spiritual care programs to meet the needs of patients and loved ones.
•Namaste Care, which improves quality of life through activities that stimulate the senses, promote relaxation, and offer comfort and serenity.
•Board Certified Music Therapists that harness the power of music to reduce anxiety and pain while connecting people to some of their happiest memories.
•Bereavement services and counseling for the family members of patients for up to 13 months after death as needed.
Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care of Miami is accredited by The Joint Commission, the nation’s oldest and largest standards-setting and accrediting body in health care.
About Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care
Founded in 1997, Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care is the largest privately owned hospice provider in the nation. Seasons offers high-quality compassionate care in 19 states through our 29 Medicare-certified programs and 19 Hospice Inpatient Centers. In 2018, Seasons caregivers served more than 26,000 patients. For more information, visit www.seasons.org.
About Memorial Hospital Pembroke
Memorial Hospital Pembroke joined Memorial Healthcare System in June of 1995, adding 301 licensed beds and a wide range of clinical expertise to the system. This fully accredited hospital’s team of skilled health professionals offers the following high-quality services and technologies: Bariatric and weight-Loss Program, Emergency Department, Medical and Surgical Services, Radiology and Imaging Services, 24/7 Care Center, Comprehensive Wound Healing Center and Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy center, Diabetes and Nutrition Center and the Memorial Medical Stabilization Program.
About Memorial Healthcare System, also known as the South Broward Hospital District, is one of the largest public healthcare systems in the United States and has served South Florida since 1953. The system has six hospitals, a nursing home, home health services, primary care and urgent care centers and nearly 150 research studies underway across multiple adult and pediatric disciplines. Memorial Healthcare has received numerous awards and accolades through the years. Most recently, the system received the following recognition: Modern Healthcare magazine’s “Best Place to Work in Healthcare,” Florida Trend’s “Florida’s Best Companies to Work For,” and Becker’s Hospital Review’s “150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare.” For more information, visit www.mhs.net