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Published on November 06, 2014

Concord Hospital and Concord Regional Visiting Nurse Association Welcome New Medical Director of Palliative and Hospice Care

Concord Hospital and Concord Regional Visiting Nurse Association welcome Stephen Rust, MD, as the new Medical Director of Palliative and Hospice Care. He will work closely with both organizations on further developing a comprehensive Palliative Care Program and strengthening the existing Concord Regional VNA Hospice Program.

Dr. Rust is a native New Englander who received his medical training at Indiana University in Indianapolis, Ind. and completed his residency at Ball Memorial Hospital in Muncie, Ind. He received formal training in Palliative Care from the Harvard Medical School Center for Palliative Care in Cambridge, Mass.

Dr. Rust is board-certified in Internal Medicine, Geriatrics, and Hospice and Palliative Medicine. During the last six years, he has served as Director of Palliative Care at Providence Alaska Medical Center in Anchorage, AK. during which time he also developed a fellowship program in Palliative Care.

Hospice is specialized care that is available to people of all ages with life-limiting illness such as cancer, congestive heart failure, advanced dementia, and stroke. Palliative care is available to patients at any time during their illness and helps reduce the physical and emotional burden of illness. Palliative care is designed to make patients feel more comfortable through symptom management, supportive counseling, and advance care planning. It does not replace primary treatment.

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