MIAMI, May 15, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- VITAS® Healthcare, the nation's leading provider of end-of-life care, announces the promotion of Heather Veeder, MD, to regional medical director overseeing and leading the medical direction for VITAS locations throughout Texas, Illinois, Kansas and Missouri.
Board certified in hospice and palliative and family medicine, Dr. Veeder joined VITAS in 2015 as a medical director and was promoted to senior medical director in 2018. Prior to joining VITAS, she worked as a physician at Hometown Urgent Care in Hilliard, Ohio, and AccessMD Urgent Care in Dayton, Ohio.
Dr. Veeder earned her medical degree from Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio. She completed a residency in family medicine from Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine and earned a fellowship with the University of Texas Health Sciences Center at San Antonio.
Dr. Veeder serves on the board of directors for Abode Contemplative Care for the Dying in San Antonio, Texas. She is an active member of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine, American Academy of Family Physicians, Texas Academy of Family Physicians, and the Gold Humanism Society.
VITAS® Healthcare – 40 Years Strong
Established in 1978, VITAS Healthcare is a pioneer and leader in the American hospice movement. Headquartered in Miami, Florida, VITAS (pronounced VEE-tahs) operates 47 hospice programs in 14 states (California, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kansas, Missouri, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia and Wisconsin) and the District of Columbia. VITAS employs 12,123 professionals who care for terminally ill patients daily, primarily in the patients' homes, and also in the company's 27 inpatient hospice units as well as in hospitals, nursing homes and assisted living communities/residential care facilities for the elderly. At the conclusion of the first quarter of 2019, VITAS reported an average daily census of 18,559. Visit www.vitas.com.
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