Dr. Stephanie Sargent, Associate Medical Director at VITAS Healthcare in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, has been elected by the American Health Council to join their Board of Physicians, recognizing the best in American healthcare. With 12 years in the industry, Dr. Sargent brings to the AHC Board-certified expertise in Medicine and Internal Medicine.
Graduating in 1998 with a BS from The College of William and Mary, and later with her DO in 2002 from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Sargent became involved in her current profession due to her love for anatomy and human biology as a Biology major at William and Mary.
At VITAS Healthcare, Dr. Sargent engages in day to day routines, including patient care and presentations, educating case managers and facility nurses within the institution.
Dr. Sargent has been garnered with the VITAS Best Physician Award in 2016, and is professionally associated with Sigma Sigma Phi (National Honorary Osteopathic Fraternity), the American Osteopathic Association (AOA), the Kennedy Health System Credential Committee, and is a Fellow of the American College of Osteopathic Internists.
Attributing her success to growth and the ability to be flexible within her career, Dr. Sargent’s professional goals within the next 5 years include completing her Medical Directorship for Hospice Certification, as well as continuing to educate residents, physicians, case managers and facility nurses.
In her spare time, Dr. Sargent enjoys spending time with family, supporting her children’s sports activities, reading, and swimming.
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Assistant Medical Director at VITAS Healthcare
- As a pioneer and leader in the Hospice field since 1978, VITAS Healthcare has been the nation’s largest provider of end-of-life care. Deriving from the Latin word for “life”, VITAS promises to preserve the quality of life for those who have a limited time to live.
- Headquartered in Miami, FL with over 15 operating bases in multiple states, VITAS Healthcare is composed of over 11,000 professionals caring for terminally ill patients daily – primarily in the patients’ homes, hospitals, nursing homes, and assisted living communities/residential care facilities.
- Due to their commitment to offering care for all, VITAS Healthcare was instrumental in leading a bipartisan effort to add hospice to the healthcare payment system which has resulted in Medicare paying for hospice services.