Hospice of the Piedmont

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The Hospice of the Piedmont provides end-of-life care to the terminally ill. The organization accepted its first patient in 1980, after several doctors were inspired by an address given in 1978 by Dame Cicely Saunders, the founder of the modern hospice movement[1]. The organization has provide services for over 10,000 people since its founding[1] and now operates from a new facility near the new Martha Jefferson Hospital on Pantops.

John Lanham served as the organization's first medical director[2].


The group merged with the Hospice of the Rapidan in October 2014 and will remain headquartered in Charlottesville. [3]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Web. About Hospice of the Piedmont, Hospice of the Piedmont, retrieved December 28, 2010.
  2. Web. Distinguished Dozen: Dr. John Lanham, Brian McNeill, Daily Progress, World Media Enterprises, December 23, 2010, retrieved December 28, 2010.
  3. Web. Hospice of the Piedmont Completes Merger with Hospice of the Rapidan, Rachel Palm, Hospice of the Piedmont, October 28, 2014, retrieved October 28, 2014.

External Links

Official site