SALISBURY, MD – Dec. 11, 2017 – Jo Ann Fields, MD, has joined Coastal Hospice as a hospice and palliative care physician. She will serve as the physician at Coastal Hospice at the Lake, the hospice’s inpatient facility at Deer’s Head Hospital in Salisbury, and will also support the home care and palliative care clinical teams in the four Lower Shore counties.
Dr. Fields grew up in Delaware where she practiced primary care medicine for 20 years. Trained at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, SC; Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, NC; and Lehigh Valley Health Network in Allentown, Pa., she recently completed a fellowship in Hospice and Palliative Medicine at Lehigh Valley in June 2017.
Dr. Fields joined Coastal Hospice for the opportunity to help people focus on their quality of life and with the difficult conversations about end-of-life care.
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.