West Virginia medical directors recognized for establishing U.S. benchmark for quality hospice care

Princeton Morrison Award

PRINCETON, W. Va. – The medical directors of the Compassus – West Virginia program – Dr. Joel Schor, Dr. Phillip Peterson and Dr. Yoginder Yadav – have been awarded the organization’s R. Sean Morrison, M.D. Award for Outstanding Achievement in Physician Leadership. 


The Morrison Award is presented annually to recognize physicians working to raise industry benchmarks for quality hospice and palliative care nationwide through setting a standard of excellence locally and for others in the industry. The honor was presented to the Compassus – West Virginia medical directors at the company’s National Medical Directors Meeting last month.


“I am so grateful to work with such wonderful people, and to be a part of such an inspiring organization that is truly dedicated to delivering quality patient outcomes, increasing access to the benefits of hospice care, and physician leadership,” said Dr. Schor, as he accepted the award. 


“It takes a team,” added Dr. Peterson. “From our admissions coordinators to our hospice aides and social workers, we all have a hand in ensuring our patients and their families experience the highest quality of life. I am very blessed and thankful for the team we work with in West Virginia.”


Dr. Yadav, who couldn’t attend the awards ceremony, added: “Compassus continually charges us to be leaders in improving quality standards for hospice care and in educating others on the role of hospice in the larger continuum of care. I am proud of our team’s efforts to set the bar ever higher when it comes to treating patients with exceptional care and compassion.”


The R. Sean Morrison, M.D. Award is named to honor the achievements of Dr. Sean Morrison, a professor at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine Department of Geriatrics. He is a past president of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine and the recipient of its national leadership award. Dr. Morrison is a world-renowned authority and advocate on the subject of hospice and palliative care and has published more than 100 research articles and 15 books on the subject. 


Compassus – West Virginia has locations in Princeton and Welch and serves patients in Mercer and McDowell counties.


For more information about Compassus – West Virginia services, visit our Princeton location page or call (304) 431-2000.