Hope Healthcare physicians accepted to The Florida House Call Project

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Photo (L to R): Dr. Sheeja Kanacheril, Dr. Luis Cortes

FORT MYERS, Fla. – Hope Healthcare’s Chief of Medical Services Dr. Luis Cortes and Associate Medical Director Dr. Sheeja Kanacheril have been accepted to The Florida House Call Project, a Home Centered Care Institute program designed to expand the national footprint of home-based primary care to high need areas.

As Home Centered Care Champions, Drs. Cortes and Kanacheril will help grow the workforce of trained and qualified house call providers serving Florida’s aging, medically complex patients and develop a foundation for statewide research in Florida and for future national research aimed at strengthening the field and practice of home-centered care.

At Hope Healthcare, Dr. Cortes supervises all physicians and ARNPs and provides palliative care consultations. He holds a doctorate of osteopathic medicine from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, a master’s from Barry University, and a bachelor’s from the University of Puerto Rico. Dr. Cortes has extensive experience in hospice care.

Dr. Kanacheril serves as Hope Healthcare’s team hospice physician while mentoring and educating APRNs, clinical staff, and Hope Hospice Care Center staff. She holds a doctorate of osteopathic medicine from Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine and a bachelor’s from Tulane University, and is certified by the American Board of Family Medicine.

As a local, not-for-profit, community-based, safety net organization, Hope Hospice has served Lee, Hendry and Glades counties since 1979. Help is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for people facing issues related to serious illness. Hope Hospice is one of many programs and services provided by Hope Healthcare. For more information, call 239-482-4673 or visit www.HopeHCS.org.

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