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Shelbyville physician honored by hospice

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Shelbyville physician Dr. Muhamed S. Faour recently received the Heart of Hospice Award from Middle Tennessee nonprofit Alive Hospice. From left are Alive Hospice's Ben Love, coordinator of individual and corporate support; Dr. Faour; and Alive Hospice Account Executive Reba McBride.
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Shelbyville physician Dr. Muhamed S. Faour has received the Heart of Hospice Award from Middle Tennessee nonprofit Alive Hospice. The Heart of Hospice Award is given to health care providers who demonstrate compassion, kindness, patient/family advocacy and an in-depth understanding of end-of-life care.

Dr. Faour practices internal medicine at Carmel Clinic Corp. and Heritage Medical Center in Shelbyville.

"Physicians like Dr. Faour want the best possible outcomes for their patients at all stages of life," said Alive Hospice President and CEO Anna-Gene O'Neal. "This can mean preventive or curative measures when health can be maintained or restored, or it may shift to having the best quality of life when a cure is no longer likely. Truly patient-centered care helps patients know their options, including hospice when appropriate. We commend Dr. Faour for his commitment to patient-centered care."

Hospice care enhances quality of life for terminally ill patients through aggressive pain and symptom management. This care is available for patients facing any life-threatening illness (cancer and non-cancer) and a life expectancy of six months or less. In addition, hospice care involves emotional and spiritual support for patients and family members.

Alive Hospice, one of the nation's oldest hospice programs, was founded in Middle Tennessee in 1975 and provides care in Bedford County. For more information about Alive Hospice, call 800-327-1085 or visit www.alivehospice.org.

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