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Oxford Hills Internal Medicine Receives Award for End-of-Life Care Excellence

Oxford Hills Internal Medicine, an affiliate of the Western Maine Health system, was recently honored by Beacon Hospice for their staff’s commitment to excellence in end-of-life care.

The award was presented on July 16, 2012 by Patricia Cusack, area Vice President of Beacon Hospice, at a special ceremony recognizing the professional contributions of the Oxford Hills Internal Medicine team to caring for the terminally ill.

Oxford Hills Internal Medicine was nominated for the award because of their demonstrated ability, expertise, and performance in:
• Professional and collaborative partnership with Beacon
• Commitment to  Continuing Education
• Compassionate assessment of patients
• Advocating for Quality end of life care

Beacon Hospice, Inc., headquartered in Charlestown, Mass., was established in 1995 to serve the needs of terminally ill patients. They provide a full range of end of life care services, including “Deep Harbors,”™ an innovative program in person-centered dementia care.  Beacon’s experts utilize interventions and preferred medication treatment algorithms that enable trained staff members to assist with nutrition and feeding, hydration, skin assessment, environmental stressors, non-verbal pain and behavior assessment.   Beacon Hospice, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Amedisys, Inc., a leading national home health and hospice provider.  Visit Amedisys at




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