Dr. Chaubey has more than twenty years of experience in the health care field as a clinician, educator, researcher and a leader in driving quality care. She currently serves as the WCHN Medical Director for Palliative Care and Denial Management. She served as the Chief of Hospital Medicine at Danbury Hospital for many years. She was designated a Senior Fellow in Hospital Medicine from the Society of Hospital Medicine and made the list of “Top 10 Hospitalist” by American College of Physicians for her quality work in the field of Hospital Medicine.
WCHN Medical Director for Palliative Care and Denial Management
Karen Mulvihill DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, ACHPN
Dr. Mulvihill has over fifteen years of experience in hospice and palliative care, as a clinician, leader and educator. She received her master’s degree as a Family Nurse Practitioner from Sacred Heart University and a Doctor of Nursing Practice from Oakland University in 2012. She is the Director of Palliative Care Services at Danbury Hospital and has been with the Palliative Care program since its start in 2003. She is the Co-Chair of the State of Connecticut Advisory Council on Palliative Care and is an active member of the Hospice and Palliative Care Nurses Association, on both the state and national level.
Director of Palliative Care Services, Danbury Hospital
Eve Block, MD, Board Certified - Palliative Care Physician
Eve Block, MD is a palliative care physician at Norwalk Hospital. Prior to joining WCHN in 2016, she served as Division Chief of Palliative Medicine at Berkshire Medical Center in Pittsfield, Massachusetts. Previously, she was Associate Medical Director at Home and Hospice Care of Rhode Island and led the palliative medicine consulttion team at the Miriam Hospital in Providence, RI. She completed Harvard University’s palliative medicine fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital in 2010, an Internal Medicine residency at Brown University in 2009, a MD at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine in 2006, and a BA from Haverford College in 2002. She is board certified in both hospice and palliative medicine and internal medicine.
Palliative Care Physician, Norwalk Hospital
Chaplain Lynn Crager, MSN
Chaplain Lynn Crager joined the Department of Spiritual Care in September 2011. Prior to becoming director of spiritual care and the Goldstone Caregiver Center, Lynn served as oncology chaplain at the Whittingham Cancer Center, nurse chaplain for staff members (both at Norwalk Hospital), and staff chaplain at Danbury Hospital. Her first career was as a registered nurse and she holds both BSN and MSN degrees. In addition to completing four units of clinical pastoral education, Lynn is trained in critical incident stress management and psychological first aid at the Yale Center for Disaster Preparedness. She is certified in Peggy Huddleston’s Prepare for Surgery: Heal Faster and Resolve Through Sharing (perinatal bereavement support) programs and as a Legacy Navigator.
Director of Spiritual Care, Goldstone Caregiver Center
Jeanine Famiglietti, MD, Board Certified-Palliative Care
Dr. Jeanine Famiglietti is a Hospitalist and board certified Palliative care physician. She graduated from the School of Medicine at State University of New York at Stony Brook and completed her residency at NYU Medical Center/Bellevue Hospital in Internal Medicine. She worked at St. Barnabas Hospital Center and clinic in the Bronx, NY for four years and held a faculty position at the Weill Medical College, Cornell University prior to coming to Danbury Hospital in 2005.
Hospitalist and Board Certified Palliative Care Physician
Bernadene Lawrence-Phillip, APRN
Bernadene Lawrence-Phillip, APRN has been a Registered Nurse for 14 years with more than 10 years specializing in cardiac/telemetry nursing. She obtained her PCCN (Progressive care certified nurse) certification in 2008 the first nurse in DH to do so and then decided to obtain her Masters in Nursing. She obtained her MSN in 2012 making the change to Palliative Care while in grad school. She has been an APRN and part of this team now for two years and obtained her ACHPN (Advanced Certified Hospice and Palliative Nursing) certification in 2015.
Advanced Certified Hospice and Palliative Nursing
Julia MacMillan, ACNS-BC, ACHPN
Julia MacMillan ACNS-BC, ACHPN is an experienced clinician in end of life care and has been a Palliative Care Coordinator since 2010 and a Critical Care Nurse for over 35 years. She received her Master’s Degree in Nursing at Western Ct. State University, and her Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing at Western Ct. State University in 1995. She is also the Co-Chair of the Hospital Ethics Committee since 2000, and is Coordinator of Schwartz Rounds. She is an Adjunct lecturer at various Universities on Ethics and advance Care planning.
Palliative Care Coordinator, Co-Chair of the Hospital Ethics Committee
JoAnn Maroto-Soltis, MD, Board Certified-Palliative Care
Dr. JoAnn Maroto-Soltis is a Hospitalist and a board certified Palliative care physician. She graduated from the University of CT School of medicine and went on to complete her residency in Internal Medicine at Danbury Hospital where she served as Chief Medical Resident. She has a passion for education and believes in a comprehensive approach towards medical care. She underwent training at Harvard, in 2004 “Program in Palliative Care Education and Practice” which helped establish the program at Danbury Hospital.
Hospitalist, Palliative Care Physician, Danbury Hospital
Iris Nagin, APRN, Palliative Care, Norwalk Hospital
Iris Nagin has been working as an APRN since December 1993. She received her MS in Nursing from Columbia University in February 1994. Her first job as an APRN was on an inpatient AIDS unit at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Greenwich Village. She then worked for 20 years in primary care clinics in New York City. In March 2014, Ms. Nagin was offered the opportunity to initiate a new palliative care service at Norwalk Hospital, with the support of a part time physician. In March of 2016, she received certification as an Advanced Certified Hospice and Palliative Care Nurse from the HPNA (Hospice and Palliative Care Nurses Association). In June of 2016 the palliative care program at Norwalk Hospital, joined the Western Connecticut Health Network’s Palliative Care team.
Jordan Nichols, LMSW, ACHP-SW
Jordan Nichols, LMSW is a palliative social worker with the Department of Palliative Care Services at Danbury Hospital. Prior to joining WCHN in 2015, Mr. Nichols completed a post-graduate fellowship with the Division of Palliative Care at Mount Sinai Beth Israel Medical Center in Manhattan. He received his MSW from New York University. Mr. Nichols’ work seeks to reduce the psychosocial distress of patients and families coping with life-limiting illness through enhanced integration of the experience of illness within multiple domains.
Palliative Social Worker, Department of Palliative Care Services, Danbury Hospital.
Rev. Debra K.A. Slade, M.Div., BCC
Rev. Debra Slade is a Board Certified Chaplain with the Association of Professional Chaplains (APC), and is a Board Certified Chaplain Educator (ACPE Supervisor) with the Association of Clinical Pastoral Education (ACPE). She has directed Norwalk Hospital’s Spiritual Care Department and its Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) program since 2011. She has a Master’s of Divinity from Yale University, and a law degree from Oxford University. Debra is an Episcopal Priest, and also serves as the Vicar of St. Francis Episcopal Church. Prior to becoming a priest and a chaplain, she taught law at the University of Chicago and Columbia University, and had a fifteen year career as a not-for-profit executive in the field of urology and woman’s health. Her chaplain specialties are pediatrics and geriatrics, with a special interest in spirituality and mental health, and prison ministry. Rev. Slade is also the President of the Southwest Connecticut Regional Mental Health Board.
Director of Spiritual Care and Clinical Pastoral Education ACPE Supervisor, Norwalk Hospital
Heather Sung, MD, Board Certified-Palliative Care
Dr. Heather Sung is a Hospitalist and board certified Palliative Care Specialist. She received
her medical school training at the University of CT and did her residency in Internal Medicine
at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center. She and her husband, Dr. Kirt Frederickson
(Radiologist), joined Danbury Hospital 13 years ago. Prior to this Dr. Sung worked in primary
care with Massachusetts General Hospital and was an Instructor of Medicine for Harvard
Hospitalist, Palliative Care Specialist, Norwalk Hospital