New medical director for Freda H. Gordon Hospice and Palliative Care

December 9, 2021

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The vision at Freda H. Gordon Hospice and Palliative Care is to reimagine what life with a serious illness can hold—providing patient-centered, holistic, and inclusive care to all eligible patients and their loved ones.

As the organization soon enters its 10th year of serving the entire Tidewater community, it welcomes a new medical director to the team—Ohad Sheffy, MD.

Sheffy joins the Freda H. Gordon family with a diverse array of clinical experience spanning multiple disciplines and locations. He graduated from medical school at The Haddash and Hebrew University Faculty of Medicine in Jerusalem, Israel, before completing his residency at the John F. Kennedy Medical Center in Edison, New Jersey. Sheffy then practiced as an urgent care physician, a MICU (Medical Intensive Care Unit) physician, and a hospitalist, before becoming a family physician with the Tidewater Physicians Medical Group in Suffolk, Virginia. Sheffy is Board Certified by the American Board of Family Medicine and is a member of The American Academy of Family Physicians, The American Medical Association, and The Israeli Association of Family Physicians. He is fluent in both English and Hebrew.

As Sheffy joins the team, he proudly joins the only hospice in Southeastern Virginia accredited by the National Institute for Jewish Hospice. This accreditation, which Freda H. Gordon has held since 2015, means that all staff members receive specialized training on Jewish culture, values, and traditions, helping to better serve patients and their loved ones from the local Jewish community.

Sheffy will help continue to lead this service forward, ensuring the incorporation of Jewish medical ethics into hospice care and honoring the unique aspects of Jewish grief and mourning.

To learn more or to determine if you or your loved one may be eligible for the care, call 757-321-2242.


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