#the denver hospice
Optum Palliative and Hospice Care is a CHAP-accredited hospice provider, bringing clinical excellence and compassionate care to patients and their loved ones facing serious illness. Hospice care is delivered where patients live by our provider-led, interdisciplinary team, who helps reduce suffering for the patient and loved ones.
Optum also provides palliative care consultation. specialized care that supplements curative therapies for patients with a serious illness. Through these services, Optum helps patients and their families find the right care at the right time to continue to live each day to the fullest.
Optum is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If you believe a patient or loved one is ready for our care services. please call 303-714-2400.
Optum provides community-based bereavement services to help grieving families and loved ones find peace and comfort as they journey through their grief process. Through our bereavement program, bereaved clients receive grief education, individual support, connection to local resources and other support materials that are helpful during this time.
To learn more or to be added to our bereavement support mailing distribution list, contact us. Optum bereavement services are available to anyone who is experiencing grief in the community.
With varied life experiences, individual strengths and unique personalities, volunteers are a vital part of the hospice team, serving as inspiration to patients, families and staff. In return, many people who volunteer with Optum Palliative and Hospice Care find it brings meaning and purpose to their lives.
To learn about our volunteer opportunities, contact us .
6455 S Yosemite Street, 6th Floor, Englewood, CO 80111
Here are some of the many compassionate and talented individuals on our care team.
Bill Miles, Executive Director
Merideth Brennan, Office Supervisor
Dr. Robert Howe, Medical Director
Dr. Ivan Geller, Associate Medical Director
Dr. Roderic Gottula, Associate Medical Director
Dr. Jeannae Dergance, Associate Medical Director
Denise Riley, Nurse Practitioner
Karen Charland, Nurse Practitioner
Teresa Bane, Clinical Services Manager
Carla Becker, Clinical Services Manager
Ashley Bjorkman, Account Manager
Darci Davis, Account Manager
James Taylor, Bereavement Coordinator
Tyler Teague, Volunteer Coordinator