Bristol Hospice, L.L.C. and Stillwater Medical Center form Joint Venture for Hospice – Judith Karman Bristol Hospice, L.L.C.

Stillwater Medical Center announced today it has formed a Joint Venture with Bristol Hospice, L.L.C., a nationally recognized hospice provider, to form Judith Karman Bristol Hospice, L.L.C. Judith Karman Bristol Hospice, L.L.C. will operate a hospice program in the same location in Stillwater. Judith Karman Bristol Hospice will serve the patients and families previously served by Judith Karman Hospice and will offer comprehensive hospice care to all Stillwater area residents and their families.

Alan Lovelace, VP and CFO of Stillwater Medical Center stated “we are so pleased to work with Bristol Hospice, L.L.C in this venture. In Bristol we have found care providers whose care philosophy so closely aligns with our core values that together we will provide the highest level of compassion, respect and quality care to residents entering life’s final stages.”

Stillwater Medical and Bristol Hospice share the core philosophy that: No one should leave this life alone or in pain. Additionally, hospice services support patients and families in the management of pain and symptoms. In turn, the patients can find quality and peace while coping with a life limiting illness. The companies also share core values that deliver on a promise to provide exceptional care, guided by a compassionate heart.

Christie Franklin, President and CEO of Bristol Hospice, L.L.C. stated “Our mission to embrace a reverence for life and build a continuum of care that serves the entire community fits seamlessly with Judith Karman’s great reputation and values-driven approach to providing quality care. We look forward to growing our relationships in Stillwater and beyond in the years to come.”

Judith Karman Bristol Hospice, L.L.C. will offer an expanding continuum of care that focuses on a family-centered approach to providing specialized clinical care to hospice patients by compassionate caregivers and interdisciplinary professionals. They will utilize Bristol’s proven care and management model, which is successfully replicated in several regions across the United States and will voluntarily seek Community Health Accreditation Program (CHAP) accreditation.
The Judith Karman Bristol Hospice program will be designed to promote quality and comprehensive hospice services to patients, families, and communities with a comprehensive suite of clinical specialties and supportive care. It’s licensed and certified programs offer individualized care plans to meet the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of hospice patients and their families.

Judith Karman Bristol Hospice’s interdisciplinary group of professionals and volunteers work closely with patients and families to develop care plans appropriate to the patient’s illness that provide a range of services including nursing, hospice aide services counseling, spiritual support, therapy, dietary, volunteer services and bereavement care.
Bristol Hospice LLC was founded in 2006 and currently operates or advises programs within several communities in California, Utah, Georgia, Texas, Hawaii, Oklahoma and Oregon. Bristol Hospice is a long standing member of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization.

Stillwater Medical Center is a 117-bed, non-profit acute care general hospital with over 1200 staff members serving the north central region of Oklahoma. The staff at SMC is 100% committed to providing excellent care to both patients and visitors. Recently, Stillwater Medical Center was named as one of Modern Healthcare’s Top 100 Best Places to Work in Healthcare for the 3rd year in a row.

For More information please contact:
Judith Karman Bristol Hospice, LLC
Annette Laubach
Executive Director
Phone: (405) 377-8012
FAX: (405) 624-9007

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