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New Inpatient Center Opens at Sinai Hospital in Maryland

BALTIMORE  (October 28, 2015) – Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care will be celebrating the opening of its  12bed inpatient center at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore at 2401 W. Belvedere Ave. 2nd Floor, Mount Pleasant Building. The inpatient center provides families with an enhanced option for patient care and will begin accepting patients on October 28, 2015. It was designed with warm, neutral colors to provide a caring and comfortable environment for patients and their families.

Hospice care is typically provided in the comfort of the patient’s home. On occasion, when pain or symptoms cannot be adequately managed in the home setting, the patient may benefit from a short-term stay at the Seasons Hospice Inpatient Center where the focus is on the patient and family and their individual needs.  In a uniquely serene, comfortable, and medically supported environment, patients will be surrounded by loved ones and will have access to the highest level of hospice care available.

Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care will direct the clinical operations and manage the inpatient center located in a specially constructed section of Sinai Hospital. A team of highly skilled health care professionals, which includes physicians certified in hospice and palliative medicine, skilled nurses and certified nurse assistants, social workers, music therapists, chaplains, hospice aides and volunteers will help patients overcome the complex challenges of symptom management and psychosocial needs that may occur at end of life.

“For more than  150 years, Sinai Hospital has been dedicated to providing the best possible care to the communities we serve,” says Amy Perry, president of Sinai Hospital of Baltimore. “The opening of our new hospice unit is just another example of how Sinai Hospital and LifeBridge Health are building bridges to a lifetime of care for our patients.”

“The Seasons Hospice Inpatient Center provides the gold standard of inpatient hospice care for our patients and their families, offering a homelike environment to support them during their greatest period of need,” said Dean Forman, Executive Director and Vice President of Operations for Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care. “Every day we identify patients who would benefit from this level of care, and our ability to offer this to them as part of our extraordinary array of hospice services is a source of great excitement for all of our staff.”

Going beyond the continuum of traditional hospice services, Seasons provides special services that go above and beyond those required by the hospice benefit.  Seasons offers music therapy, Namaste Care for patients with dementia, Open Access support for patients transitioning from curative therapies, and Seasons Remembered, a project-based legacy program. These enhanced offerings aim to personalize each patient’s end-of-life care experience.  Adding to the core team of non-denominational chaplains, Seasons meets patients and families distinctive spiritual needs with faith-specific advisors and is proud to offer Seasons Jewish Services.

“Through Seasons Jewish Services, we strive to honor the cultural values of our Jewish patients and their family members. Each member of our care team has received training and education about the full spectrum of Judaism, including its practices, laws, traditions and values,” adds Forman.