HAGERSTOWN -- When Hospice of Washington County was being organized as an all-volunteer agency nearly 30 years ago, the first clients usually shared a common diagnosis of cancer.
Now, the 162 hospice clients have everything from cancer to dementia, chronic illnesses, lung and heart disease, and organ system failures, according to the agency's medical director, Dr. Frederic Kass.
Kass has a practice in internal medicine and oncology.
"My role is to act as educator for staff on new patients as well as to review the care patients get through hospice," Kass said.
Dr. Cynthia Kuttner-Sands, a geriatrician who specializes in the treatment of older adults, is associate hospice medical director. She splits her time between the agency at 747 Northern Ave. and Homewood at Williamsport.