Ed Martin, MD, MPH, of Home & Hospice Care of Rhode Island Honored by the Partnership to Reduce Cancer in Rhode Island

PROVIDENCE, RI — Home & Hospice Care of Rhode Island (HHCRI) is proud to announce that its own Dr. Ed Martin, MD, MPH, was recently honored by the Partnership to Reduce Cancer in Rhode Island with their Healthcare Professional Award.  Dr. Martin serves as the Chief Medical Officer for HHCRI, and for the past 25 years has been providing compassionate, skilled care to the seriously ill and their families.   The recognition was delivered on June 19 at the 2013 Rhode Island Cancer Partnership Annual Summit in Warwick, RI.

“Dr. Martin has dedicated his  career to helping ensure the highest level of care and quality of life for Rhode Islanders and their families  dealing with end-of-life.  We are so very proud of his work.” said Diana Franchitto, President & CEO of Home & Hospice Care of Rhode Island.  “Not only does Dr. Martin have a tremendous impact on the lives and families he cares for in Rhode Island, but his knowledge, experience, and wisdom extends so much further as he teaches  medical students about the importance of dignity, respect, and care at such a significant  time in a person’s life,” she added.

The Partnership to Reduce Cancer in Rhode Island is a broad based coalition of partners who have come together to provide input in the planning and implementation of programs and services around comprehensive cancer control. Comprehensive cancer control involves promoting cancer prevention, improving cancer detection, increasing access to health and social services, and reducing the burden of cancer.

Dr. Martin expressed his gratitude to the organization for the recognition.  “I am honored to be recognized by the Partnership with this award.  I truly believe that this coalition can make a difference in improving the ways we care for those confronting cancer, and I will continue to work towards that goal,” Martin said.

Dr. Martin has served as Home & Hospice Care of Rhode Island’s medical director since 1991 and before that, was assistant medical director since 1987.   A fellow of the American College of Physicians, Dr. Martin is board-certified in internal medicine and hospice and palliative care medicine. In addition to his position at Home & Hospice Care of Rhode Island, Dr. Martin is a staff physician at several Providence hospitals, including The Miriam Hospital, Rhode Island Hospital, and Roger Williams Medical Center.
A clinical associate professor of medicine at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University in Providence, Dr. Martin received a Teaching Recognition Award for his work with medical students and physicians in training.

Dr. Martin presently serves on the National Council of Hospice and Palliative Professionals Physician Section Steering Committee, National Hospital and Palliative Care Organization Regulatory Committee and American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine Business Practices Committee. He is a member of the American Geriatrics Society, American Academy of Hospital and Palliative Medicine and American Society of Addiction Medicine.

About Home & Hospice Care of Rhode Island  

Home & Hospice Care of Rhode Island, the major teaching affiliate for hospice and palliative medicine of the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University,  is the largest hospice in Rhode Island and the second oldest in the nation.  For more than three decades, HHCRI has been a leader in hospice and palliative care, compassionately and skillfully providing comprehensive medical, emotional and spiritual care.  With a vision to enable patients, their families and loved ones to have a meaningful experience during a difficult time, HHCRI helps people live out their lives with comfort and dignity.

Media Contact:

Cathy Burke

Home & Hospice Care of Rhode Island



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