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Hospice of the Chesapeake & Chesapeake Supportive Care

About the Practice

What does the word “hospice” mean to you? That’s what the founders of this nonprofit, community-based organization asked themselves when the group formed as Arundel Hospice in 1979. Changing our name official to Hospice of the Chesapeake in 1992, we continue to ask this same question of our community today.

What is most fascinating about this healthcare group is how it’s evolved through the years. When it began as an all-volunteer organization, inspired by the work of Dr. Elizabeth Kubler-Ross, noted psychiatrist and author in the fields of death and dying, the collective group thought more about serving only in the present. Today the attitude among the volunteers and professional team is more job specific, streamlined and efficient, but still with a nod to our beginnings. Our history and iconic roots are still embraced.

The message of providing quality and compassionate care is still at the very core of our mission of caring for life throughout the journey with illness and loss. In a world economy such as the one we face today, it is a concept which is even more relevant than ever before. It is the antidote to the 24/7 lives we all lead. It continues to speak to the organizational values we live each and every day — courage, accountability, relationship and excellence.

Since 1979, our Hospice of the Chesapeake team has and continues to provide physical, psycho-social, spiritual and grief support services to individuals living with and affected by advanced illness. These services are provided wherever the patient calls home, whether that is a personal residence, home of a loved one, a skilled nursing facility or assisted/senior living community. We are committed to providing the best possible care for all regardless of their ability to pay. Using an interdisciplinary team-oriented approach involving our Physicians, Nurses, Social Workers, Certified Nursing Assistants, Chaplains and Counselors allows us to ensure quality and compassionate care.

Hospice of the Chesapeake is a fully licensed, independent, community-based nonprofit organization certified by Medicare and the State of Maryland, and accredited by the Joint Commission. It is affiliated with the Hospice Alliance, the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization and the Hospice Network of Maryland.

Meet Our Doctors and Staff

Roberta Rook, MA, LCPC

Mental Health

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Joy McCrady, MS, LCPC, NCC

Mental Health

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Eric Bush, MD, RPh, MBA, Chief Medical Officer

Palliative Medicine

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Susan M. Coale, LCSW-C

Mental Health

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Amy Stapleton, MS, LCPC, NBCC

Mental Health

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Christine Wilson, Director of Advancement

Palliative Medicine

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Locations

9500 Medical Center Drive
Suite 250
Largo, MD 20774
877-462-1101
www.hospicechesapeake.org

90 Ritchie Highway
A & B
Pasadena, MD 21122
410-987-2003
www.hospicechesapeake.org

Articles by this Practice

Caring For Elderly and Ill During the Pandemic - Eric Bush, MD, RPh, MBA, Chief Medical Officer

Take Charge Of Your Healthcare Decisions - Eric Bush, MD, RPh, MBA, Chief Medical Officer

The Role PTSD Can Play In Grief - Amy Stapleton, MS, LCPC, NBCC

Palliative Care Is Supportive Care - Eric Bush, MD, RPh, MBA, Chief Medical Officer

A Comforting Presence At the End Of Life - Eric Bush, MD, RPh, MBA, Chief Medical Officer

Palliative Care? But, I’m Not Dying - Hospice of the Chesapeake & Chesapeake Supportive Care

Stigma Has No Place In Mental Health - Amy Stapleton, MS, LCPC, NBCC

Don’t Wait: Talk About Health Care Options Today For the Best Ending Ever - Hospice of the Chesapeake & Chesapeake Supportive Care

Treating Sudden Loss: The Chance To Exhale - Hospice of the Chesapeake & Chesapeake Supportive Care

Paying Your Respects On Social Media - Hospice of the Chesapeake & Chesapeake Supportive Care

Becoming a Hospice Volunteer Can Be Good For Your Health - Christine Wilson, Director of Advancement

Coping With Loss: Helping Children Celebrate the Holidays - Hospice of the Chesapeake & Chesapeake Supportive Care

The Role PTSD Can Play In Grief - Hospice of the Chesapeake & Chesapeake Supportive Care

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