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Pathways Home Health & Hospice Hires Charleston Cone as Medical Director
[January 31, 2013]

Pathways Home Health & Hospice Hires Charleston Cone as Medical Director

Oakland, California, Jan 31, 2013 ( via COMTEX) -- Pathways Home Health & Hospice welcomes Charleston Cone, MD to the position of Medical Director. Dr. Cone is board certified in internal medicine, and hospice and palliative medicine. In his new position, he will be part of the Pathways Hospice team that visits patients in the east bay communities of San Leandro, Castro Valley, Hayward, Union City, Newark, Milpitas, Oakland and Piedmont. In addition to visiting patients in their homes and in facilities, Dr. Cone is also available for hospice consultations with primary care physicians and educational presentations.

Dr. Cone has been practicing medicine in the East Bay for twenty years and is an experienced hospice medical director. He received his medical degree from Medical College of Georgia in Augusta, Georgia, and served his residency at Mercy Hospital, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Prior to joining Pathways Hospice, Dr. Cone worked as staff physician at the Center for Elders Independence, which featured a PACE model system, which included clinic visits and house calls. He also served as an Associate Medical Director at Odyssey Hospice.

"Dr. Cone is a great addition to our Pathways Hospice team that serves the Oakland area," said Georgia Rock, Chief Operating Officer at Pathways Home Health & Hospice. "Dr. Cone's approach to patient care is highly collaborative. He works closely with our patients, their families, and their primary care physicians to help them deal with difficult health challenges and end-of-life decisions." About Pathways Home Health & Hospice Pathways Home Health & Hospice is a non-profit community based organization. Pathways was founded in 1977 by a group of physicians who saw a community need for compassionate end-of-life care. That year Pathways served 12 patients, Pathways now serves over 5,000 families annually in five Bay Area counties.

Pathways cares for patients in their place of residence, whether it be their home, nursing home or assisted living facility. Affiliated with El Camino Hospital and Sequoia Hospital since 1986, Pathways is accredited by The Joint Commission and is a member of the Visiting Nurses Association of America, California Hospice & Palliative Care Association, and the California Association of Health Services at Home. Pathways was recently recognized as a 2012 HomeCare Elite provider for quality home health care.

For more information about Pathways services, grief workshops, volunteering, or making a donation in support of Pathways' families, call 1 (888) 755.7855 or visit Read the full story at

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