Talbot Hospice Launches “Know Us Before You Need Us” Campaign

Talbot Hospice is proud to partner with Dr. Kelly O’Donnell, of O’Donnell Vein and Laser, to present its first-ever “Know Us Before You Need Us” Campaign.
The “Know Us Before You Need Us” Campaign will feature the stories of patients, families and staff from one or more of Talbot Hospice’s four core programs: Hospice, Palliative Care, Pathways and Bereavement Support. One story will be shared each month on social, digital and print media across the Mid-Shore through December 2021.
“One of the biggest challenges we have is educating our community that our services are not just provided at Hospice House during the very last days of a patient’s life,” said Mia Cranford, Talbot Hospice Director of Development. “Research consistently shows that engaging hospice and palliative care early in a life-limiting diagnosis offers tremendous benefits to both patients and their families. We hope these stories inspire our community to invite us to walk with them and support them earlier on their journey.”
As the “Know Us Before You Need Us” Presenting Sponsor, Dr. Kelly O’Donnell underwrote the costs of the campaign to educate the Mid-Shore about the many ways Talbot Hospice’s compassionate services and programs are available long before the very end of life.
“The Eastern Shore Community is close to my heart,” said Dr. O’Donnell. “I’ve served patients in Easton for more than eight years. They are farmers, watermen, lawyers, front-line workers, executives and retirees – and just like vein disease, life-limiting illnesses touch everyone.
Becoming a partner with Talbot Hospice and in particular, being part of the ‘Know Us Before You Need Us Campaign’, is very meaningful to me. I’ve had the experience of losing loved ones that were very ill and were comforted by hospice care. It’s a difficult road and one that doesn’t have to be traveled alone.”
About Dr. Kelly O’Donnell & O’Donnell Vein & Laser
Dr. Kelly O’Donnell is certified as a Registered Vascular Technologist (RVT) and a Registered Physician of Vascular Interpretation (RPVI). She is board certified in venous disease from The American Board of Venous and Lymphatic Medicine. O’Donnell completed advanced wound care training and continues to expand her expertise in severe venous disease.
Dr. O’Donnell earned her medical degree from the University of Maryland School of Medicine, completing her internship in general surgery at the University Hospitals of Cleveland and her residency in anesthesiology and critical care at Johns Hopkins Hospital. She spent a decade practicing cardiovascular and critical care anesthesia in the Washington, DC area, before turning her focus to vein care.
With a brand-new office located at 499 Idlewild Avenue in Easton, O’Donnell Vein & Laser is the region’s premier center for the comprehensive treatment of varicose veins, spider veins and venous disorders. Under the leadership of Medical Director Kelly O’Donnell, M.D., the practice has been granted accreditation in Superficial Venous Treatment and Management by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC). O’Donnell Vein & Laser is one of only 120 vein centers in the country to receive this prestigious accreditation — and the first one in the state of Maryland. Over the past decade O’Donnell Vein & Laser has received numerous Top Doc and Best of accolades from both peers and patients.
In addition to the treatment of vein issues, the practice also offers patients a menu of aesthetic services such as cosmetic injectables as well as a full complement of skin rejuvenation techniques, from dermal fillers to laser skin resurfacing, including the newest skin rejuvenation treatment, Cutera Laser Genesis. Learn more at www.odonnellveinandlaser.com.
About Talbot Hospice
Talbot Hospice provides compassionate care, comfort and support for patients and their families and caregivers wherever they call home. Talbot Hospice serves patients facing life-limiting illnesses through hospice and palliative care as well as its pathways and bereavement programs. Services are available to patients and caregivers regardless of ability to pay. Learn more at www.talbothospice.org.

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