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(July 13, 2018) Coastal Hospice announces the reorganization of its admissions department.

The department has been renamed the access department to reflect its focus on helping patients and families access services of Coastal Hospice more efficiently and with greater support.

Coastal Hospice staff member Nancy Stewart has been tapped for the new manager of the reorganized department. Stewart has been with the agency for seven years as a community liaison in the provider relations department.

She managed the provider relations department for the past two and a half years. Before joining Coastal Hospice, she had experience with VITAS Innovative Hospice Care, GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals and Takeda Pharmaceuticals. During her time with Coastal Hospice, she has developed strong relationships with the region’s physicians, nursing homes and assisted living facilities.

Provider relations coordinator, Bob Miller, was promoted to manager with Stewart’s departure transition. Miller has been with Coastal Hospice for nearly five years. He has worked as a chaplain and in bereavement services before moving to provider relations last year.

He has in depth knowledge of hospice and an ability help providers, patients and families understand how hospice can help.

“I am confident that this reorganization, under Nancy’s leadership, will continue to improve the experience of our patients and families as they become introduced to our services,” said David Hanlin, vice president of operations for Coastal Hospice. “Our provider relations team will also continue to build strong relationships among the healthcare community with Bob’s supervision and guidance.”

Founded in 1980, Coastal Hospice is a nonprofit health care organization that cares for individuals facing life-limiting conditions but who want to remain as active and engaged as possible. Coastal Hospice cares for patients in their home, nursing home, assisted living facility or at Coastal Hospice at the Lake. The organization serves Wicomico, Worcester, Dorchester and Somerset counties.

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