MOUNT VERNON -- Kindred Hospice of Mt. Vernon is excited to welcome Dr. Pierre El Hachem, MD to the team.
Dr. Pierre has worked with UH Parma Medical Center since 2017 as Palliative Care Medical Director, Co-Chair of the Ethics Committee, Internal Medicine Residency program Faculty staff and Research Preceptor for Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine and at UH Samaritan Medical Center as a Hospitalist since 2016.
Dr Pierre pursued his internal medicine residency training at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sanai - Englewood program where he also served as a third year chief resident and did his fellowship in Hospice and Palliative Care at The Cleveland Clinic Foundation.
Dr. Pierre was University Hospitals hospice medical director for the years 2018-2019. Dr. Pierre still holds an academic position and continues to publish articles and manuscripts in the practice.
Dr. Pierre has a love for care provided at the end of life. When asked what his “Why” is, he said “This is more than a job, it is a CALLING that requires being there for patients and families 24/7. There is no room for a day off or a vacation when someone is suffering from a life-limiting disease and I can do something to ease that.”
He has been awarded several times by his colleagues for his compassionate care and teamwork. He and his wife currently live in Ashland, Ohio with their son and are active in their church and community.