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Hospice of Michigan Clinical Advisor takes tragic life experience and makes it her rewarding life’s work

Sometimes our life’s experiences are so profound they impact everything that follows.

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Sometimes our life’s experiences are so profound they impact everything that follows.  Such was the case with Holly DeVivo.  

She is a Clinical Advisor with Hospice of Michigan, a career inspired by the loss of her son and the end-of-life care provided to Alex and those who loved him.  Holly’s focus as Clinical Advisor is helping be the bridge with physicians – both in the hospital and in private practice – to facilitate those difficult discussions with families who face life-limiting illness.  

Many patients and their families struggle with the diagnosis and prognosis. Holly helps them identify their goals and helps explain the resources available to them.  Holly is also a certified medical translator.  

She connects patients and families within Grand Rapids’ Spanish speaking community. Recently, she offered a course for healthcare providers that provided introductory vocabulary and cultural information to facilitate basic communication between healthcare providers and their Spanish-speaking patients.  

Learn more about Hospice of Michigan on their website at www.hom.org or call their 24/7 Contact Center at 888-247-5701.

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