Medical Director: Frank Joe Rinella, DO
Hospice Physician: Yusf Mathai, MD
With the new Medicare Hospice Conditions of Participation, it’s important for the physician and the hospice to understand the needs and care of the individual. The hospice appoints one physician to be the Medical Director and oversee the medical component of the hospice plan of care for each patient. The hospice Medical Director, and other members of the interdisciplinary team, must collaborate with the patient’s attending physician, communicating the patient’s wishes and status.
When is the Right Time to Refer to Hospice?
The earlier the patient is referred to and receives hospice care, the more opportunity there is to manage pain and symptoms, enhance quality of life, and provide support to their loved ones.
Why Mt. Hood Hospice?
Mt. Hood Hospice is able to do same-day admits. We provide quality care and have low staff-to-patient ratios. Our last Medicare Survey was in October 2018 – we were deficiency-free! That says a lot about who we are. If you have any questions, please feel free to call 503 668-5545 – 24/7.
About Mt. Hood Hospice
Mt. Hood Hospice has been providing care and bereavement support to families in Multnomah and Clackamas Counties for over 30 years. We are a not-for-profit, free standing, independent, community-based hospice.
Mt. Hood Hospice was the first free-standing hospice in Oregon to be granted Medicare certification in 1987. Since that time we have stayed current in compliance with changing CMS regulations while remaining true to our original ideal: to provide the highest quality care to families coping with life-limiting illness, emphasizing comfort, dignity and choice.