Quality of Life Matters Newsletter
Our Community Hospice Super Star for the Month of December is Deanne Hunter! Deanne went above and beyond to support our mission and ensure high quality care for our patients.
For Immediate Release
Kristin Mostowski, Director of Public Relations | Community Hospice | Kristin.Mostowski@hospiceheart.org | 209.578.6301
Community Hospice Appoints New Medical Director, Dr. Tahir Yaqub
Community Hospice Welcomes New Medical Director, Dr. Tahir Yaqub
Modesto (November 23, 2016) – Community Hospice, the oldest and largest nonprofit hospice agency serving the Central Valley, announced the appointment of new Medical Director, Dr. Tahir Yaqub. Dr. Yaqub has served as an Associate Medical Director for Community Hospice since 2013 and has been an intricate part in supporting the mission of Community Hospice.
“Community Hospice is pleased that Dr. Tahir Yaqub has accepted the position of Medical Director,” said C. DeSha McLeod, President/CEO of Community Hospice. “Choosing a Medical Director is an arduous task. Our Board Members, management and staff have taken the time needed to learn more about Dr. Yaqub; his experience and leadership. We are proud to welcome him into this position and feel Dr. Yaqub is the right choice for our patients and families as well as our Community Hospice family.”
Dr. Yaqub has served in various leadership positions in the community to promote health and wellness and has a special interest in hospice and palliative medicine. Dr. Yaqub has ample experience in both the administrative and clinical aspects of palliative care. He served as the Medical Director of the Inpatient Palliative Care Department of Mercy Medical Center from 2009 to 2015. During his tenure as the Palliative Care Program Director, he assisted in the development of Interdisciplinary Clinical Teams to provide medical care and education to patients, caregivers and their families.
Dr. Yaqub attended California State University Bakersfield as an undergraduate and then went on to medical school at Ross University. He received his medical training at SUNY Buffalo, and University of Illinois Chicago. He is licensed by the State of California, a fellow of the American Board of Family Medicine, Board certified in Family Medicine and a member of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Care.
About Community Hospice
Community Hospice is the largest and oldest nonprofit hospice agency in the Central Valley. Serving the community since 1979, Community Hospice has cared for thousands of friends and neighbors offering compassionate and quality care, education and support to terminally ill patients and families, regardless of ability to pay. Care extends to over 2000 patients each year in private homes, skilled nursing facilities, assisted living facilities and at the sixteen-bed Community Hospice Alexander Cohen Hospice House. Community Hospice also provides bereavement and grief support to anyone in the community. For more information please call (209) 578-6300 or visit www.hospiceheart.org.
You never know who you will run into at the Community Hospice Hope Chest Thrift Stores! Come by any one of our seven locations and find that perfect gift for that special someone. Visit Hopechestthrift.org for more daily deals, information and store locations. Happy Holidays from Community Hospice.
Our Community Hospice Super Star for the Month of November is Deborah Saunders! Deborah went above and beyond to support our mission and ensure high quality care for our patients.
Before the Silent Night, a silent auction for Community Hospice
The beauty of the Fantasy of Trees fills the lobby of the Gallo Center for the Arts this week, with about 18 designer-decorated wreaths and trees of various sizes on silent auction and standing ready for a holiday luncheon and boutique Friday. Fantasy of Trees is a fundraiser for Community Hospice.
Community Hospice was blown away by the outpour of community support shown today during our Veterans Pavilion Dedication Ceremony. The pavilion will serve as a place where loved ones can honor those who have served our country and have now passed away.