• Our Hospice of South Central Indiana: Our Hospice and Palliative Care Welcomes New Medical Director

    Our Hospice and Palliative Care Welcomes New Medical Director
     
    September 6, 2022 (Columbus, Indiana) Our Hospice of South Central Indiana and Palliative Care welcomes new Medical Director, Leigh Anderson, MD. Dr. Anderson is an Indiana native who received her Doctor of Medicine from Indiana University School of Medicine. She completed her residency in Internal Medicine at St. Vincent Hospital and her Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship also at Indiana University School of Medicine.
     
    Dr. Anderson joins Our Hospice and Palliative Care at a time when both service lines are experiencing significant growth as the number of patients that require specialized care and symptom management over the course of a serious illness has resulted in an increase of patients being cared for by our Hospice and Palliative teams,” said Laura Leonard President. “Our entire staff, patients and families have already been impressed by the leadership and expertise that Dr. Anderson has brought to our organization and we are excited to introduce her to our community.”
     
    “As we welcome Dr. Anderson, it is also important that we thank Dr. Roy Goode for his long-standing leadership as the interim Medical Director. Dr. Goode has graciously filled the interim role twice, most recently since 2019. He has provided high-quality care to our patients and families; and leadership to our medical team for many years. He is a valuable asset and a wonderful physician; and we are thrilled he will continue to care for our patients on a part-time basis moving forward,” said Leonard.
     
    Dr. Anderson oversees the medical care delivered by physicians, nurse practitioners, and nurses, supported by home health aides, social workers, chaplains and volunteers. She is instrumental in delivering patient-centered care as well as building relationships with the hospitals and medical communities throughout our 16-county service area.
     
    “I am grateful to have the opportunity to care for the people in southern Indiana. I truly believe Hospice and Palliative Care are under-utilized and my goal is to ensure high-quality care is available to all those who need it. Hospice and Palliative caregivers bring expert symptom management and comfort care, delivered with expertise and gentleness, support services wrap the caregivers and families with knowledge, insight, and understanding as we journey through this time together. Hospice and Palliative Care is my passion and I’m excited to be leading the medical care at Our Hospice and Palliative Care as we strive to, Make Every Moment Count,” said Dr. Anderson.


    About Us
    Our Hospice cares for people who have been diagnosed with a life-limiting illness or are no longer seeking active medical treatment. Hospice care includes symptom management, attention to quality of life, and end of life care by a team of physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses, home health aides, social workers, chaplains and volunteers wherever the patient resides.
     
    Palliative Care Symptom Management Specialists care for patients who are actively receiving treatment by their physician for a chronic, advanced or acute condition. Palliative care includes management of specific symptoms and monitoring of the improvement of quality of life for as long as the patients’ physician indicates. Appointments are provided in the clinic, while an inpatient at Columbus Regional Health, or the home setting in a limited service area.
     
    Information can be found at: ourhospice.org or contact us at 800-841-4938 ext. 8000 to find out more about how Our Hospice or Palliative Care Specialists can support your family.