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St. Louis University Hospital names VNA of Greater St. Louis Palliative Care Training Site; Partners

(St. Louis, MO)…Saint Louis University Hospital Hospice and Palliative Care Fellowship Program, led by Physician, Dr. Oscar Cepeda, has named Visiting Nurse Association of Greater St. Louis an approved test site for SLU’s innovative fellowship program in palliative medicine. In the past year, VNA of Greater St. Louis launched its Advanced Illness Management (AIM) program to focus on patients with difficulty leaving home due to serious chronic illness as well as their caregiver to help prevent and relieve physical, emotional, social and spiritual suffering to enhance the patient’s quality of life.

“With VNA’s AIM program, fellows in our program get the unique opportunity to work alongside the advanced illness management team to learn and to practice palliative medicine,” said Dr. Cepeda. “This unique program in St. Louis complements SLU’s training.” Fellows in SLU’s Palliative Medicine Program have completed their residency training in Internal Medicine before beginning the one-year fellowship program.