January 2014 NewsFlash

Dr. Rose M. Guilbe Joins Pocono Health System

Pocono Health System welcomes Dr. Rose Guilbe as the Medical Director of the Palliative Care Program at Pocono Medical Center. Dr. Guilbe will be involved with teaching medical students at Pocono Medical Center and at The Commonwealth Medical College. She joins us after serving as medical director of the Family Medicine and In-patient Palliative Care Unit at Montefiore Medical Center in New York since 1999.

“The arrival of Dr. Guilbe brings to our community a leader in palliative and hospice care,” said Kathleen E. Kuck, President and CEO of Pocono Health System/Pocono Medical Center. “We are excited to have Dr. Guilbe here to provide inpatient, outpatient, Cancer Center, and hospice palliative care to assist patients coping with serious illness and those patients’ families.”

Palliative care, a recognized medical specialty, emphasizes the management of symptoms associated with serious illness, helping patients and their families articulate their goals of care, and coordinating care in different settings. Dr. Guilbe is a clinical associate professor of medicine at The Commonwealth Medical College and Albert Einstein School of Medicine in New York, and has been very involved with teaching as well as publishing articles and a book chapter pertaining to comfort and end of life care. She completed her undergraduate education in biology and psychology at Adelphi University in Long Island, New York and received her medical degree from Universidad Central del Caribe, US School of Medicine.

Dr. Guilbe completed her residency in Family and Social Medicine at the Department of Family Medicine in the Bronx, New York. Prior to her most recent service at Montefiore Medical Center, she also served as the Hospice Medical Director for Compassionate Care Hospice in Bronx, New York and as an attending Family Medicine physician at various health centers and hospitals. Dr. Guilbe is a member of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Society of Hospital Medicine, Society of Teachers of Family Medicine and Palliative Care, American Academy of Family Physicians, and the American Medical Association.

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