Dr. Barbara Caton, associate medical director, loves the one-to-one patient focus of hospice, and she appreciates Masonic Village Hospice's whole team approach to care.
Outreach Coordinators Danielle and Jennifer love to share with others what makes Masonic Village Hospice unique.
Hospice chaplain Leah Williams compares her job with being a scientist; determining what each patient needs is like doing a science experiment.
Dr. John Mast has served Masonic Village at Elizabethtown in various capacities for over 21 years. A geriatric specialist certified in geriatric and family medicine with Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health, Dr. Mast was named medical director in 2020 and recently transitioned to hospice medical director. “Since I started at Masonic Village, the facility and staff have done a fabulous job of providing quality end-of-life care."
For hospice caregivers across the country, COVID-19 replaced hugs, hand-holding and togetherness with masks, reduced physical contact and limited visits from family and friends.
There are many stigmas about hospice care. However, as those who work in hospice come to find, hospice isn’t just about death and dying. It’s about making every moment count and cherishing what’s most important in life.
Registered Nurse Ashley Watts supports Masonic Village Hospice patients and families through some of the most difficult days of their lives.
Registered nurse Robert Heim is a natural-born caregiver who often serves as a guiding hand, voice of reason and shoulder to lean on. Robert is said to leave a strong impact on the lives he touches, including fellow Masonic Village Hospice staff and, most importantly, patients and their families.