Your Hospice Services Care Team
The Mary Washington Healthcare Hospice Services Team incorporates many
clinical and non-clinical professionals that are dedicated to making you
and your family’s hospice experience the best it can be. Under the
guidance of our physician medical director, the teams regularly communicate
about the needs and concerns of the patient and family.
Team members include:
Medical Director: Our medical director works with the patient’s primary care physician
and oversees medical hospice care of all patients. Our medical director,
Patrick McManus, MD, is one of only 3% of medical directors in the nation
board certified in hospice care.
Skilled Nurses: Our nurses see patients regularly, provide medications, monitor activity,
and serve as liaison to physicians.
Medical Social Workers: Our medical social workers work mostly with family members to assist
with manageing healthcare financial obligations.
Certified Nursing Assistants:: Our hospice aides provide patients assistance with activities of daily living
Spiritual & Grief Counselors: We have professional counselors and/or clergy available as needed for
patient and family support.
Massage and Expressive Therapists: Our music, art and massage therapists work with patients and families
to help manage stress and anxiety.
Dieticians and Therapists: Our dieticians help to develop meal plans and feeding schedules for patients
while our therapists help patients manage their condition.