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Richard Slavin, M.D., to Receive Leadership in Healthcare Award


PAMF CEO Richard Slavin, M.D.

Presentation at Pathways One from the Heart Awards Breakfast on October 29 

Palo Alto Medical Foundation CEO Richard Slavin, M.D., has been selected to receive the annual Leadership in Healthcare Award from Pathways Home Health & Hospice. Pathways presents this award to individuals who have shown a lifetime commitment to health care and made a significant difference in local communities. The award will be presented at Pathways’ 25th annual One from the Heart Awards Breakfast honoring leadership in health care and philanthropy on October 29, 2015, from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. at the Crowne Plaza Cabana Hotel in Palo Alto.

“Dr. Richard Slavin has unfailingly supported Pathways’ mission to provide compassionate family-centered hospice and home health care. Pathways is fortunate to have had Dr. Slavin as a mentor and friend,” says Barbara Burgess, Pathways CEO. “Like Pathways, Dr. Slavin always puts the patient first. Patient-centered care is the keystone of the long partnership between Pathways and PAMF.”

Dr. Slavin has overseen the addition of palliative care and advanced illness management programs at PAMF, and both he and his wife Sally are long-time Pathways supporters. “It is an honor to be recognized by Pathways,” says Dr. Slavin. “This terrific organization provides such special care for the PAMF patients in the community.”

“Dr. Slavin’s wife Sally was one of the early members of the One from the Heart Committee, a dedicated group of women who supported hospice long before it became a popular cause,” says Sandra Coolidge, Pathways president of philanthropy. “We are grateful to the Slavin family for all they have done to assure that Pathways hospice, home health and palliative care patients receive compassionate, state-of-the-art care.”

The featured speaker at Pathways’ One from the Heart Awards Breakfast is radio broadcaster Michael Krasny, Ph.D., host of KQED’s Forum. Krasny produced some of the first programs about hospice in the Bay Area and has continued the public dialogue about this critical topic.

Learn more about the breakfast or register to attend online, or call 408-730-1200.

About the Palo Alto Medical Foundation
The Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF) for Health Care, Research and Education, is part of the Sutter Health network. Founded in 1930, PAMF is a not-for-profit health care organization that is a pioneer in the multispecialty group practice of medicine, health innovation and patient-centered care. PAMF’s more than 1,200 affiliated physicians and 5,400 employees serve nearly 1 million patients at its medical centers and clinics in Alameda, San Mateo, Santa Clara and Santa Cruz counties. For more information, visit: PAMF website I blog Twitter I Facebook I Google+.

About Pathways Home Health & Hospice

Non-profit, community-based Pathways has been a pioneer in home health, hospice and palliative care since 1977 and has offices in Sunnyvale, South San Francisco, and Oakland. Pathways serves over 5000 families annually in five Bay Area counties ensuring patients receive the highest quality of patient and family-centered care, with kindness and respect, comfort, independence and dignity. Pathways can care for patients at home, or in a hospital, nursing home or assisted living facility. For more information, visit the Pathways website or call 408-730-1200  or 1-888-755-7855.