At Hospice of the Northwest, we rely on our medical partners for support and assistance as we provide care for our patients and their circles of support. Because one third of our patients have a cancer diagnosis, our relationships with Cancer Care Centers is integral in providing compassion and dignity for every person we serve. For that reason, we would like to recognize Dr. Kiarash Kojouri, MD as the first quarter recipient of our Provider of the Quarter program for 2019.
One of the comments that we hear from patients about Dr. Kojouri is “he wants to understand what is important to me.” In an era when typical healthcare can feel rushed and impersonal, Dr. Kojouri connects with his patients on a deeper level, often taking a moment to sit down and have a meaningful conversation.
Hospice Medical Director Dr. Anita Meyer states that, “Dr. Kojouri is one of those people who really gets what it is like to be in this difficult situation. Colleagues and patients alike are drawn to his kind and compassionate demeanor. We are so honored to have him partner with our team.”
One of Dr. Kojouri’s patients recently told us, “He gave me a better understanding of what hospice is. It isn’t about dying, but about living well since the chemo wasn’t helping me anymore. He made it less scary.”
This week we visited Dr. Kojouri and the rest of the medical staff at the Skagit Regional Health Cancer Care Center to present the Provider of the Quarter certificate and to thank him for all he does to support compassion and dignity every moment of life.