Center for Hospice Care Announces New Medical Director

Norwich, CT – Center for Hospice Care is excited to welcome Dr. Vanessa Johnson, MD, MPH as its new Medical Director for its Hospice and Palliative care program. Dr. Johnson is board certified in Hospice/Palliative Medicine, Hematology, Oncology and Internal Medicine.
Dr. Johnson received her medical degree from the Cornell University Medical College in New York, NY, and completed her Hematology, Oncology fellowship at Brown Medical School in Providence, RI.
An Oncologist since 2002, Dr. Johnson is currently practicing at Eastern Connecticut Hematology, Oncology (ECHO) located at 330 Washington Street in Norwich.  Along with her duties at ECHO and Center for Hospice Care, Dr. Johnson is also on the Medical Staff at The William W. Backus Hospital in Norwich, Day Kimball Hospital in Putnam and L + M Hospital in New London, CT.
“We are very pleased to have Dr. Johnson as our new Medical Director for Center for Hospice Care.  Dr. Johnson brings a tremendous amount of experience in Hospice and Palliative care to our organization,” said Carol Mahier, President/CEO for Center for Hospice Care.  “We look forward to working with her and her leadership as we continue to provide quality Hospice and Palliative care to the communities in Eastern Connecticut.”
Dr. Johnson’s perspective on life and her work itself is defined by her favorite words of wisdom: “Life’s journey is not to arrive safely at the grave in a well-preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, totally worn out shouting, WOW, what a ride!”
Welcome aboard Dr. Johnson!

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About Center for Hospice Care
Since 1985, Center for Hospice Care has served more than 12,000 patients. We are the largest community based hospice in Southeastern Connecticut and the only hospice provider that delivers all the care and services needed by patients and their families – including extended group and individual bereavement counseling to anyone who needs it, free of charge. Our staff is the most qualified and experienced in the field and is augmented by more than 140 specially trained volunteers who provide companionship to our patients and respite to their families.