Chronic Illness Support Program at Cambridge
Under the direction of leading area specialists, our Chronic Illness Support Program aims to offer resources, education, and support in the coordination of the healthcare of patients with chronic or terminal conditions.
Cambridge is partnering with Samaritan Healthcare & Hospice for palliative medical care and pastoral support to address the pain, symptoms, and stress of chronic illness. Our proactive efforts, inclusive of an organized set of interventions are focused on the needs of a chronically ill and compromised patient population.
Our program is under the medical direction of Dr. Stephen Goldfine of Samaritan Palliative Medical Care.
Dr. Stephen Goldfine is a board-certified palliative care physician with more than 30 years of experience. Since 2003, he has served as Samaritan’s chief medical officer. Dr. Goldfine oversees the care of the nearly 11,000 patients served by Samaritan each year through hospice care, palliative medicine, and primary care at home. In addition to his senior leadership role, Dr. Goldfine serves as Samaritan’s liaison with the medical community and provides direct care for patients at home, at hospitals, and in long-term care communities. Dr. Goldfine is certified by both the American Board of Hospice and Palliative Medicine and the American Board of Family Practice, with added qualifications in geriatrics and hospice and palliative medicine. Dr. Goldfine received his medical degree from Temple University School of Medicine in Philadelphia, and his undergraduate degree from Emory University in Atlanta.
Patients supported in our Chronic Illness Support Program may benefit from:
- Disease Specific Education and Health Coaching
- Multi-Specialist Led and Coordinated Care
- Full-Time Respiratory Therapy
- Palliative Consultation and Support
- Pastoral Support
- Social Services Support and Connections to Community Resources
- Life Enrichment Activities Focused Programming
OUR PATIENTS ARE REALIZING:
- Improved Quality of Life
- Improved Mental Health
- Improved Health Outcomes
- Reduced Hospital Utilization