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An Interview with Charlea Massion, M.D.

By Joanne Guzman, Marketing ManagerHospice of Santa Cruz County Hospice of Santa Cruz County is pleased to welcome our new Chief Medical Director, Dr. Charlea Massion.  As a board certified hospice and palliative care physician and a member of the palliative care team at Dominican Hospital, Dr. Massion brings expertise and a deep caring to her role of leading HSCC’s medical team. I recently sat down with Doctor Massion to talk about her hospice work and how she arrived here at HSCC. 1. What brought you to end of life care work? “It was the natural evolution in my career as a family physician.  I trained in family medicine and held a primary care position in an office based practice for over 25 years.  During that time, the role of the family physician it became more and more circumscribed.  The scope of the work shrunk.  I decided to become a