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Meet the Members of Montefiore’s
Vinney Hospice Team


Meredith Driscol, MD, FACP, HMDC

Medical Director, Vinney Hospice and Palliative Care of Montefiore and Maltz Hospice House

We are thrilled to welcome Dr. Meredith Driscol as our new full-time Medical Director for the Vinney Hospice and Palliative Care and Maltz Hospice House teams.  Dr. Driscol trained at Indiana University School of Medicine, and she has completed fellowships in Hospice and Palliative Medicine at Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Pain and Symptom Management at MD Anderson Cancer Center, and Oncology and Hematology at University Hospitals Case Medical Center.  She practiced for the Ireland Cancer Center and has held positions in hospice and palliative care with several community agencies.  Most recently, she served as Medical Director of Hospice and Palliative Medicine at Louis B. Stokes Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Cleveland.  Dr. Driscol has published and presented on a variety of clinical topics including hospice and palliative care, pain and symptom management, and end-of-life care.  She is board certified in Internal Medicine and Hospice and Palliative Medicine, and is a board certified Hospice Medical Director (HMDC).   216.910.2650 mdriscol@montefiorecare.org





Tammy Pakiz, RN, BSN, CHPN

Clinical Manager, Maltz Hospice House

Tammy brings 20 years of direct care experience and hospice management, including inpatient management of the Hospice Care Center for Hospice of the Western Reserve and the Harry R. Horvitz Center for Palliative Medicine at the Cleveland Clinic’s main campus. Tammy has been certified in hospice and palliative care nursing for 12 years and is a Reiki practitioner. We welcome Tammy back to Montefiore, as her first full-time position as a hospice RN case manager was in the late 1990s with our program then known as NCJW/Montefiore Hospice. 216.910.2758 ~ tpakiz@montefiorecare.org




Lisa Carlson, LSW, MA

Hospice Marketing & Community Relations Liaison

Lisa brings more than 25 years of individual and group counseling services to her position. She has worked for Case Western Reserve University, AIDS Taskforce of Greater Cleveland and Home Instead Senior Care. Additionally, Lisa has experience in case management, homecare and hospice marketing, client service management, hospice medical social work and bereavement and support services. 216.910.2610 ~ lcarlson@montefiorecare.org



Montefiore’s Maltz Hospice House provides warm and inviting living and dining areas for the entire family, spacious suites with patios, private entrance, lovely courtyard gardens and wellness and mediation rooms.


We’re right in the neighborhood when a loved one is unable to stay at home or our dedicated Vinney Hospice team will come right to your home or any healthcare facility. We will care for you or a loved one in our home or in your home.


Click here to hear a testimonial from Barry Feldman. Click here to hear a testimonial from Marty Davis.

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