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Austin Palliative Care

Austin Palliative Care

When doctors told Anitra Gilley that she had Stage III cervical cancer, everything in her mind went blank. She was the single mother of four children; she couldn’t have cancer. Her mind started whirling and then, like a Wheel of Fortune spinner, stopped on her grocery...
Ten Common Misperceptions of Hospice Care

Ten Common Misperceptions of Hospice Care

November is National Hospice and Palliative Care month and we wanted to take this opportunity to educate the public about the some common misperceptions about hospice care. Whether you’re a person with a serious illness or a family member, just saying the word...
Dr. Robert Friedman

Dr. Robert Friedman

From the moment you meet Hospice Austin Chief Medical Officer Bob Friedman, it’s obvious he cares, really cares, about his patients, his staff, and the delivery of end of life care that honors the values and goals that a patient holds dear. It is with great sadness...
Hospice Austin Leadership Changes

Hospice Austin Leadership Changes

Marjorie Mulanax, executive director of Hospice Austin since 1994, will be retiring on Oct. 29th. During the past 27 years, she has guided the nonprofit agency’s growth from serving 300 patients a year to serving 2,500 patients a year. Hospice Austin today is one of...
How to Best Prepare Your Patients for Hospice Care

How to Best Prepare Your Patients for Hospice Care

This article originally appeared in the January/February 2021 edition of the Travis County Medical Society Journal. We live in unprecedented times where end-of-life care discussions are more important than ever. These conversations are always difficult, even with the...