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St. Joseph doctor honored by California home care association

Dr. Brian Boyd is named Home Care Physician of the Year

by Caitlin AdamsPublished: June 28, 2012 02:30 PM

CAHSAH Nominating Committee Chair
Craig Falk (R) presents Dr. Brian Boyd (L)
with the Home Care Physician of the Year
The California Association for Health Services at Home has selected Dr. Brian Boyd as the 2012 Home Care Physician of the Year. Boyd, the medical director of the St. Joseph Health Hospital Palliative Care Team and a board-certified neurologist, was honored at the California Association for Health Service's (CAHSAH) 2012 Annual Conference and Home Care Expo in May.

Boyd provides his patients and their families with guidance and support in making plans and identifying goals at times of crucial care. He and his team then work to provide the best possible care in line with his patients’ wishes and support the best quality of life.

“Dr. Boyd was recognized for his significant involvement in a wide range of activities, including palliative care councils, the Quarterly Council and the Ethics Committee,” said Joe Hafkenschielm CAHSAH’s president. “He was also recognized for his outstanding communication skills and his ability to engage the patient and their family.”

The California Association for Health Services at Home promotes and advocates for the home care industry, an area of healthcare focused on providing quality medical care to patients in their homes. The Home Care Physician of the Year award recognizes medical practitioners who are committed to providing the best home care and advocate for home care within the healthcare system.

Liz Wessel, director of education and mission services for St. Joseph Health’s Home Health Network, said that Dr. Boyd is an integral part of St. Joseph’s palliative care program. “Dr. Boyd is an advocate for some of the most vulnerable home care patients in the community,” she said. “His impact is far-reaching and expansive across care settings.”

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