Medical director Dr. Jane Hollingsworth received the North Carolina PACE Association’s individual of merit award for direct care, and was honored at the conference on April 11. Hollingsworth was nominated for her longstanding dedication, compassion and quality care.
“She patiently listens to the stories of patients, their families and her colleagues and even as busy as she is, she never makes one feel rushed but always valued as an individual,” says Burlington site director Crystal Torain. “She is stoic yet responsive and exemplifies a role model for others in health care.”
A native or North Carolina, Hollingsworth received her medical degree from UNC-CH and served as primary care physician for 20 years for Piedmont Health Services Moncure Community Health Center. She pioneered Piedmont Health’s efforts in exploring the PACE model in the late 1990s. Since 2009, she has served as the medical director of PHSC.
“. . . as busy as she is, she never makes one feel rushed but always valued as an individual.”
~ Crystal Torain, Burlington site director
Hollingsworth also has served as a clinical instructor at UNC School of Medicine since 1987. She has incorporated medical student education and resident training at PACE. Her steadfast commitment to teaching has allowed PHSC to serve as a hub for developing and implementing health care innovations.
“Dr. Hollingsworth has dedicated her entire career to serving the health needs of frail seniors in her community,” says Executive Director Marianne Ratcliffe. “She is a role model for all of us in delivering compassionate, high quality care, as well as professionalism, human kindness, consensus building and leadership.”