Entire physician team is board certified or board eligible in Hospice and Palliative Medicine
TITUSVILLE, FLA. (September 15, 2021) – St. Francis Reflections Lifestage Care is pleased to announce two new physicians have joined the nonprofit’s medical team. Doctors Ryan Chapman and Diane L. Danly started in late August to meet the increase in demand for hospice and palliative care services. They round out a team of eight board-certified or board-eligible Hospice and Palliative Medicine physicians.
“As a long-standing, community-centric organization, we take incredible consideration when deciding who will care for our patients,” said Cami Leech Florio, Chief Strategic Officer. “We are confident we have found great partners in Dr. Chapman and Dr. Danly, who exude compassion, knowledge, and excellence. Their hiring comes at a time when our community continues to see an increase in demand for services.”
The announcement comes on the heels of another recent business announcement that St. Francis is partnering with Melbourne Regional Medical Center to open a new 10-bed in-patient hospice care center. The centrally-located unit is slated to open in January 2022 to provide care for the short-term management of complex symptoms and periods of respite for families. It will be staffed entirely by St. Francis medical providers.
Dr. Ryan Chapman received his bachelor’s degree from Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada and his medical degree from Nova Southeastern University School of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his residency in internal medicine at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, where he also completed a Hospice and Palliative Medicine fellowship. Dr. Chapman is board-certified in Internal Medicine and Hospice and Palliative Medicine. He maintains professional associations with the American Medical Association and the American College of Physicians. In his free time, Dr. Chapman enjoys golfing, traveling the world, and spending time with his family, including his wife, a physician associate.
“I am thrilled to join a hospice and palliative care organization that puts the patient at the center of its treatment plans,” said Dr. Chapman. “St. Francis gives its providers the time to fully understand what matters most to their patients, so we can build a treatment regimen with their considerations incorporated.”
Dr. Diane Danly received her bachelor’s degree from the Whitworth College in Spokane, Washington and her medical degree from the University of Washington School of Medicine. She completed her residency in family medicine at Providence Family Medicine, and she completed a Hospice and Palliative Medicine fellowship at St. Louis University Hospital, VA Hospitals. She is board-certified in Family Medicine, and Hospice and Palliative Medicine. Additionally, she is certified as a Hospice Medical Director. Dr. Danly is a Fellow of the Academy of Family Physicians and the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine. In her free time, Dr. Danly enjoys being active, walking on the beach, swimming, biking, and spending time with her dogs and family, including her husband of nearly 30 years and her two daughters.
“I am grateful for the opportunity to work for St. Francis, an organization that shares my medical caregiver values,” said Dr. Danly. “Quality hospice and palliative care aim to add life to your days – not take them away. This philosophy is not just best practice at St. Francis, but something you can feel.”
St. Francis Reflections Lifestage Care was founded in 1977 and licensed in 1990. St. Francis is Brevard’s longest-serving, not-for-profit, independent, interfaith provider of hospice, palliative care, and grief support services. For more information about St. Francis Reflections Lifestage Care, please visit ReflectionsLSC.org, call (866) 269-4240, or follow on Facebook @StFrancisReflections.