Trustbridge, the leading nonprofit hospice care provider in Palm Beach and Broward counties, recently named hospice care veteran Dr. Katherine Brazzale as its new chief medical officer.
A Wellington resident, Brazzale has served as Trustbridge’s associate medical director since 2009. She will be responsible for oversight of medical care provided to Trustbridge patients, supervision of medical staff and individual patient care, among other duties.
Since 2014, Brazzale has also served as Trustbridge’s director of pediatrics, where she works to enable medically frail children to spend time at home surrounded by their family instead of spending their last days in a hospital setting. In this role, she develops educational materials for staff and personally provides 24-hour on-call support for families in need.
Brazzale’s relationship with Trustbridge dates back to 2008, when she was selected as the first-ever physician for the organization’s newly created fellowship program and spent the following year gaining experience in the specialized end-of-life care provided to hospice patients.
“It was during my fellowship with Trustbridge that I recognized my calling in bringing relief to patients and their families in the most challenging of circumstances,” Brazzale said. “I look forward to engaging our talented medical staff to lead the industry in providing end-of-life care.”
Brazzale is a member of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine, the American Academy of Family Physicians, the American Academy of Physician Leadership and the Palm Beach Medical Society. She earned her medical degree from University College London and later served as chief resident at University of Florida Health Shands Hospital. Brazzale is board certified in family medicine, as well as hospice and palliative care medicine. She has also served in faculty positions at the Miller School of Medicine at the University of Miami and the Department of Family Medicine at Nova Southeastern University.
From hospice care to spiritual and emotional support, Trustbridge provides compassionate, professional healthcare for families facing any stage of life-limiting illness. For more information, visit www.trustbridge.com.