MJHS Health System Names Kerrianne Page Chief Medical Officer of Hospice and Palliative Care
Veteran Physician Also Assumes Leadership of MJHS Fellowship Program
MJHS Health System (MJHS), a premier not-for-profit provider of quality care across the greater New York area, today announced that veteran physician and health care executive, Kerrianne P. Page, MD, HMDC, has been promoted to chief medical officer of MJHS Hospice and Palliative Care. A lifelong educator, she will also head the organization’s fellowship program.
“Dr. Page is a multi-dimensional leader whose focus on delivering quality care, patient experience, and staff development will enhance the way we care for, support, and guide patients, as well as their loved ones,” said Terese Acampora, chief operating officer of hospice, palliative care and home care at MJHS Health System. “Insights drawn from her successful medical career and legacy as a one of the first physicians to earn hospice medical director certification will also help us deepen and expand ties with physicians, hospitals and other medical providers whose patients can benefit from end-of-life care,” Acampora added.
Dr. Page has been an assistant clinical professor of medicine on the New York Presbyterian/Columbia Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons faculty since 1997. She is also board certified in internal medicine and hospice and palliative medicine.
“Since joining MJHS in March 2023, it has been an honor to be part of an amazing clinical team that cares for patients and families of all backgrounds,” said Dr. Kerrianne Page. “As the new chief medical officer,” she added, “I look forward to collaborating more with colleagues outside the organization, in addition to having an expanded role as an educator and mentor in the MJHS Fellowship program.”
Prior to joining MJHS, Dr. Page held increasingly senior positions at both Catholic Health and Good Shepherd Hospice. Earlier in her career, she practiced primary care internal medicine and palliative care in both ambulatory and long-term care settings.
Dr. Page earned her medical degree from New York University School of Medicine, after graduating with academic honors in biology from Rutgers College at Rutgers University. She is also a member of numerous professional organizations, including the American Medical Association and American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Care Medicine. Dr. Page’s promotion follows the retirement of Dr. Russell Portenoy.