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A call to hospice

  • Featuring: Carlos Alaniz & Dr. Gregg VandeKieft
  • Date Submitted: Jan 20, 2022
  • Location: Washington

Carlos, director of hospice services at Sound Hospice in Olympia, began his career as an occupational therapist (OT) but felt a calling to work in hospice. He was unsure when he saw Providence was looking for an occupational therapist for its hospice program but realized he and the organization were a great fit. He tells palliative care physician, Gregg VandeKieft, M.D., that the OT role adds function to mobility allowing hospice patients to perform self-care and ensure dignity. Edit credit: Alison Jacques


  • Carlos Alaniz
  • Dr. Gregg VandeKieft
  • Hospice
  • Sound Hospice