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VITAS Healthcare Opens Hospice Services At Chapman Global Medical Center In Orange County
Two inpatient hospice beds are available at Chapman Global Medical Center to serve terminally ill patients with complex symptoms
(February 14, 2018)

ORANGE COUNTY, Calif., Feb. 14, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- VITAS Healthcare, the nation's leading provider of end-of-life care, has opened its first dedicated hospital-based inpatient suites in Orange County at Chapman Global Medical Center, where together, they will provide high quality care for terminally ill patients with complex symptoms.

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Hospice inpatient beds enable VITAS to provide care for hospice patients whose symptoms are better managed in a hospital setting while adhering to the patient's wishes for end-of-life care. VITAS leads the way in the development of hospice and palliative care to improve the quality of life for patients and their families.

"Though most of our patients choose to receive hospice care at home, the option of an inpatient hospice bed in a hospital is invaluable," said Belinda Hodge, VITAS Healthcare of Orange County Senior General Manager. "The talented staff at Chapman Global Medical Center and our inpatient rooms will allow our patients to receive the unique care they require."

The two private and spacious inpatient hospice suites, located in the hospital's medical surgical unit, offer the ability for family and loved ones to be present 24-hours a day. VITAS patients will receive the highest quality of care from Chapman Hospital staff under the direction and supervision of the VITAS' interdisciplinary team of dedicated physicians, nurses, social workers and chaplains attending to the medical, emotional, social and spiritual needs of patients and their families.

"We are very happy to partner with VITAS Healthcare and their expert hospice and palliative care team to provide these important and much-needed services," said Ron Galonsky, Chief Executive Officer at Chapman Global Medical Center. "Compassionate care with the highest of quality is our utmost priority at every step and we are proud to be the trusted healthcare partner in our community."

Chapman Global Medical Center is located at 2601 E Chapman Ave, Orange, CA 92869. Hospice information is available at 800.723.3233. For patient referrals, please call 800.93.VITAS. Download the free VITAS app on any smartphone for a streamlined hospice referral process. Designed for clinicians, the app clearly and simply delineates the primary clinical criteria for hospice eligibility, making a difficult job easier.

About VITAS Healthcare

VITAS® Healthcare, a pioneer and leader in the hospice movement since 1978, is the nation's leading provider of end-of-life care. Headquartered in Miami, Florida, VITAS (pronounced VEE-tahs) operates 45 hospice programs in 14 states (California, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kansas, Missouri, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia and Wisconsin) and the District of Columbia. VITAS employs 11,621 professionals who care for terminally ill patients daily, primarily in the patients' homes, but also in the company's 29 inpatient hospice units as well as in hospitals, nursing homes and assisted living communities/residential care facilities for the elderly. At the conclusion of the third quarter of 2017, VITAS reported an average daily census of 16,726.  Visit

About Chapman Global Medical Center

Since 1969, Chapman Global Medical Center has provided the Orange County community with advanced, state-of-the-art healthcare services. The 114-bed acute care facility offers state-of-the-art medical support systems, skilled professional staff and partners with innovative physicians and clinicians to provide the community with exceptional quality with the warm, compassionate service.  Chapman Global Medical Center is also a 2017 Healthgrades Five-Star Recipient for Total Knee Replacement, 2018 Five-Star and Excellence Recipient for Bariatric Surgery, named Top 10% in the Nation for Bariatric Surgery and Center of Excellence in Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery.

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