Community Hospice Appoints New Medical Director, Dr. Tahir Yaqub

December 5, 2016

For Immediate Release
Kristin Mostowski, Director of Public Relations | Community Hospice | | 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

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