Memorial Member since: March 2013
Title/Partnership Council: Co-Chair, Patient Family Advisory Council Member, Patient & Family Experience VAT Member, Palliative Care VAT
See more at: PFAC Member: Duke Chadsey
Duke Chadsey (President SYNERGY HomeCare) was asked to join the Saddleback Memorial Medical Center Patient Family Advisory Council (PFAC) in March of 2013. As a member of the PFAC he has participated in various hospital programs and activities including delivering the patient experience speech to the 2103 Saddleback Memorial Annual Medical Staff Meeting. Duke's passion is to constantly improve the patient experience.
Following his passion, Duke worked with hospital executives at Saddleback Memorial Medical Center to create the Cancer Center in Laguna Hills, which opened it's doors June 28th for public tours. This building is dedicated to caring for paitients with cancer using advanced technology. The center is designed to be welcoming and comfortable along with providing the best possible care for paitients. The center improves the paitient experience in numerous ways. The center's first paitients will begin treatment in summer of 2014.
At the December 4th Annual Staff Meeting, Duke Chadsey, a member of the Saddleback Patient Family Advisory Council, shared the story of his wife’s end of life journey and how he came to be involved in the council. The council is comprised of former patients and family members who work with senior Saddleback Memorial staff in an effort to improve the patient experience... a portion of Duke's story was captured in the Saddleback Memorial Physician Scope.
Duke Chadsey lost his wife to cancer. Duke's two girls are now ages 6 and 15. Duke remarried Teresa Abel, a widow with three children of her own, who are now ages 11, 15, and 19. This organization has done an amazing job to help our children grieve the loss of their parents. Unfortunately, CZC has a limited ability to serve all the children in need. We would love to create a path to give any child in need of a CZC experience an opportunity to heal.
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Call us today at 949-331-9400 or email coastal@synergyhomecare for families needing in-home care living in these Orange County cities: Laguna Woods, Laguna Hills, Newport Beach, Corona Del Mar, Irvine, Aliso Viejo, Mission Viejo, Lake Forest, Capistrano Beach, Dana Point, Laguna Beach, San Clemente, San Juan Capistrano, Laguna Niguel, Trabuco Canyon, Rancho Santa Margarita, & Ladera Ranch.