News - July 21, 2022
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Alexandria, Va. – The Alexandria Chamber of Commerce has named Margaret Gloria, MD, HMD, Medical Director of Hospice and Palliative Medicine at Goodwin Living™, as a 2022 40 Under 40 Award recipient. Established in 2016, the awards recognize the successes of 40 men and women under the age of 40 in various industries and their impact on the thriving Alexandria community.
“Dr. Gloria is a dedicated medical professional and service minded-community member who exemplifies the Goodwin Living mission to support, honor and uplift the lives of older adults,” said Rob Liebreich, President & CEO of Goodwin Living. “She is a leading educator and mentor to hundreds of health care professionals, and she has advanced the understanding of the role of palliative medicine in community health. Our residents, members and persons served through Goodwin Hospice benefit from her expertise in hospice and palliative care.”
As Medical Director of Goodwin Hospice, Dr. Gloria guides the care provided to patients served through Goodwin Hospice, provides oversight for physicians and advanced practitioners and gives strategic guidance to the Goodwin Living leadership on COVID-19, academic research and the clinical models that enhance care for the thousands of older adults served by Goodwin Living. She was among the first senior living professionals in the National Capital Region to navigate the COVID-19 testing maze in 2020 and advised numerous organizations in Northern Virginia with her insights and testing lab relationships, including schools, churches and other service organizations – many of whom are based in Alexandria.
Dr. Gloria was a leading contributor to the Goodwin Living COVID-19 playbook, a comprehensive guide on protocols and operational resumption that Goodwin Living published and shared at no cost to hundreds of organizations across the United States. She oversaw ongoing testing for The Campagna Center staff in 2020 to allow the Center to resume in-person operations and services to their more than 2,000 client families.
“Under Dr. Gloria’s leadership, Goodwin Living facilitated an effort that allowed The Campagna Center to conduct monthly testing for our team members from September 2020 to June 2021,” said Dr. Tammy Mann, President & CEO, The Campagna Center. “This allowed us to be open for business and made it possible for the parents of the children we serve to be able to return to work.”
Dr. Gloria has dedicated her career to advocating for patient-first end-of-life care and addressing the misconceptions around hospice care and palliative medicine. In 2019, Dr. Gloria achieved the Hospice Medical Director Certification (HMDC®), a renowned accomplishment earned by only 1,100 physicians in the United States. This certification is given to those who meet exceptional standards for knowledge and practice as a hospice physician. In addition to her role at Goodwin Living, Dr. Gloria serves as an assistant clinical professor at George Washington University where she oversees palliative fellows and shares her expertise about hospice care and palliative medicine with medical students and residents who are interested in pursuing a career in end-of-life medical care.
“It’s an honor to be included on the Alexandria Chamber of Commerce 40 Under 40 list alongside so many other incredible professionals and community members,” said Dr. Gloria. “My goal is to address and bridge the gap in hospice and palliative care for patients in Alexandria, particularly for the older adults aging in place and senior living residents. By sharing information about end-of-life care with the broader community, my hope is that more older adults will be empowered to make informed decisions about their medical care at end-of-life.”
Dr. Margaret Gloria, MD, HMD, is a graduate of the University of Arizona – Tucson Medical School. Prior to joining Goodwin Living, Dr. Gloria served as an attending physician at The George Washington University (GW) Department of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine. At GW, she was a leading educator and mentor to residents, medical students and nursing students, and advanced understanding of the role of palliative medicine in community health. She has served as the Medical Director for Goodwin Hospice since February 2019.
The Alexandria Chamber of Commerce hosted an awards ceremony at the American Physical Therapy Associated in Alexandria on Thursday, July 21 for the 40 under 40 award recipients.
For more information about Goodwin Living please visit https://goodwinliving.org/.
About Goodwin Living™ (goodwinliving.org): Goodwin Living™ touches the lives of thousands of people every day through its range of senior living communities, specialized healthcare services, community partnerships and philanthropic endeavors. With a mission to support, honor and uplift the lives of others (specifically older adults and those who care for them), Goodwin Living leads the way in expanding the places and ways we can all thrive and find purpose as we age. Older adults will discover options that meet them where they want to be, and those options are managed and provided by team members who represent more than 60 countries. Goodwin Living is a Washington Post Top Workplace for four consecutive years, from 2019 to 2022. Get more information at GoodwinLiving.org or by following Goodwin Living on Facebook and LinkedIn.