PASCO COUNTY, Fla. (March 6, 2014) – Gulfside Hospice & Pasco Palliative Care announces the appointment of its new Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Charles L. Suggs, III.
Dr. Suggs oversees the medical care and treatment for patients of Gulfside Hospice & Pasco Palliative Care, which serves Pasco County residents exclusively.
Dr. Suggs started working at Gulfside Regional Hospice (now known as Gulfside Hospice) in August 2006 as a team physician. He also served as both the medical director for both Gulfside Regional Hospice and Pasco Palliative Care before being promoted recently to his new position.
“Dr. Suggs is passionate about educating the community on the benefits of both hospice and palliative care, and his focus on quality care for the patient and family is his top priority,” said Linda Ward, president and CEO of Gulfside Hospice & Pasco Palliative Care.
He has more than 30 years experience practicing medicine, and is board certified in hospice and palliative care medicine, as well in obstetrics and gynecology.
Originally from Chattanooga, Tennessee, Dr. Suggs graduated college from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN and completed medical school at Georgetown University in Washington D.C. He performed his residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Strong Memorial Highway in Rochester, NY. Dr. Suggs and his wife, Dorothy, now live in Palm Harbor, and they have five children.
Gulfside Hospice, initially licensed in 1989, serves more than 350 patients daily. GH employs over 250 professionals and has more than 550 volunteers, and is the only hospice that serves Pasco County exclusively. Pasco Palliative Care, initially licensed in 2009, serves Pasco County residents facing chronic illness, who are not hospice appropriate or still seeking curative treatment. For more information about GHPPC, call 800-561-4883 or visit www.ghppc.org.