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Senior CommUnity Care Welcomes New Medical Director
August 29, 2017 – ECKERT, Colo. – Volunteers of America and Senior CommUnity Care is pleased to announce Douglas Speedie, M.D., as their new Medical Director for the Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE).
“I am excited to be part of advancing the practice of medicine as the model at PACE with the goal to continue to explore ways to improve clinical services while working to keep costs down,” he said.
PACE is a program for adults aged 55 or older who are state qualified for nursing home level of care, but who with the help of the program and personalized, wrap-around services, are able to continue to live in their own homes.
Prior to accepting the position at SCC, Dr. Speedie served as medical director for Rocky Mountain Health Plans from 2005 to 2017. He practiced at Internal Medicine Associates in Delta from 1983 to 2005. Speedie received his medical degree from the University of Oregon Health and Science University Medical School and also received an MBA from Colorado Mesa University. Speedie grew up in Roseburg, Oregon and has lived in Delta, Colorado for the last 34 years.
“Older adults bring a lifetime of experience and understanding of what is really important in life,” Speedie said. “Volunteers of America’s mission of serving the long-term care community aligns with my beliefs and values.”
Executive Director Cynthia Simmers said, “We are very pleased to welcome Dr. Speedie to the Volunteers of America family. We look forward to growing the services offered to our seniors in Montrose and Delta Counties with his guidance and direction.”
Speedie and his wife Linda, of 40 years, enjoy cross country skiing, hiking with their dogs, cooking and dancing. He has a daughter who lives and works in Denver and a son who is a professional modern dancer in New York City.
“I like Western Colorado because I can ski one week and hike in the desert the next, while enjoying the beautiful weather,” he said.
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About Volunteers of America Senior CommUnity Care is a program of Volunteers of America. Founded in 1896, Volunteers of America is a national, nonprofit, faith-based organization dedicated to helping those in need live healthy, safe and productive lives. Through hundreds of human service programs, including housing and health care, Volunteers of America touches the lives of more than 2 million people each year.
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