Caring for the hospice patient is what we do, but that cannot be done properly without considering the caregivers and family. We at Hospice of New Mexico consider both the hospice patient and their loved ones as our patient. We watch out to make sure that caregivers are supported, not becoming exhausted, and understand the need to care for themselves too. The hospice Medicare benefit offers periodic respite care to allow families to get some rest of their own.
“You matter because you are you, and you matter to the end of your life. We will do all we can not only to help you die peacefully, but also to live until you die.” – Dame Cicely Saunders
Dr. Elizabeth Morgan, MD, CMD is board certified in Family Medicine, Geriatrics Medicine as well as Hospice and Palliative Care. She is a 1999 graduate of UNM School of Medicine where she also completed her Family Practice residency and later a fellowship in Geriatric Medicine. In 2007 she developed a house call practice caring for the homebound elderly. Dr. Morgan’s hospice experience dates back to 2007 and since 2010 she has been a hospice physician for Hospice of New Mexico. She has been part owner of Hospice of New Mexico since 2013. In addition to her work in hospice, she is also actively practicing in community-based Palliative Care.
Dr. Francesco Standoli, MD is board certified in Family Practice, Geriatric Medicine and Hospice and Palliative Care. In 2006 he completed residency training in Family Medicine at the Palmetto Healthcare System in Columbia, South Carolina, where he also completed a fellowship in Geriatric Medicine in 2007. After working as a staff physician and part time medical director with Presbyterian Healthcare in Albuquerque, he started a house call practice for the homebound elderly in 2010. Dr. Standoli has been the Medical Director for Hospice of New Mexico since 2010 and part owner since 2013. In addition to his hospice work, he currently practices in community-based Palliative Care.
Dr. Margaret Nolan, MD is a board certified physician in both Internal Medicine as well as Hospice and Palliative Care. Originally form California, she obtained her medical degree from University of California, San Francisco. Arriving in New Mexico for a one year internship, she fell in love with New Mexico and stayed, completing her residency in Internal Medicine at UNM. Since completing her residency in 1996, she practiced primary care Internal Medicine for 11 years. Following that period, she worked in a house call practice for the homebound elderly, and in hospice. She has been part owner of Hospice of New Mexico since 2013, engaging in community outreach and education, and is involved in some community-based Palliative Care.
Adam Roach, BSN is the Executive Director for Hospice of New Mexico. Originally from Australia, he has lived in Albuquerque since 2003. He received his Bachelors in nursing in 1992, and has done hospice nursing since 2007. He has been in Hospice management since 2010, bringing with him the unique understanding of a clinician to the executive role.