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Welcome to Lighthouse Hospice’s website and thank you for your interest. I am deeply honored to work with such outstanding people as the care team at Lighthouse. Together we are fully committed to meeting the needs of our patients and their families. I can think of nothing more important or fulfilling to me or our colleagues than caring for others and sharing life’s journey. Working with patients near the end of life and their families is a tremendous privilege, one that helps each of us grow as human beings and connects us together as a community.
At Lighthouse, the needs of our patients and their families come first. We work closely with doctors and nurses in the community to support the care of seriously ill patients and to relieve suffering. I am happy to contribute personally to that care by communicating directly with physicians, assisting in symptom management, and providing care coordination, among other things, as well as making house calls as needed in close coordination with community physicians and their staff.
I would be delighted to discuss our services, assist in pain and symptom management, or to answer any other questions you may have. I am proud of my colleagues and the outstanding work they do. Likewise I am honored and humbled to be part of such a wonderful community of caring.
Dr. Claudia Petruncio, Lighthouse Hospice Medical Director