Dr Contin Senior Medical Director

Community Hospice & Palliative Care Announces Promotion of Dr. Jennifer Contin

February 16, 2023 (Jacksonville, Fla.) – Community Hospice & Palliative Care announces the promotion of Dr. Jennifer Contin to Senior Medical Director of Palliative Care. Dr. Continue will oversee home and in-patient palliative patient care.

Dr. Contin began her studies in Argentina, graduating from medical school in 1998. Shortly after she began a research fellowship at Harvard. Furthering her medical training, Dr. Contin completed her residency at St. Vincent’s Family Medicine Center and upon completion, took on a role as attending physician at the same program. In February 2011, she was hired by Community Hospice & Palliative Care to start the inpatient palliative program at St. Vincent’s Medical Center Riverside and Baptist Downtown. 

Palliative care is a medical specialty that helps people with a variety of serious illnesses find a better quality of life. Palliative care professionals work with you, your loved ones, and your team of physicians to create a plan of care that offers relief from physical, emotional, and spiritual pain, symptoms, and stress. While hospice care and palliative care both focus on providing patients with comfort and families with support, palliative care is available at any stage of an illness. You can elect palliative care while receiving curative treatments. Palliative care also works alongside your primary care physician instead of replacing them.


About Community Hospice & Palliative Care

Established in 1979, Community Hospice & Palliative Care is an innovative national leader in palliative and hospice care, as well as providing programs and services to meet the diverse needs of the communities it serves. During its 42-year history, Community Hospice & Palliative Care has served nearly 220,000 adults and children in Baker, Clay, Duval, Nassau, and St. Johns counties. Through the support of more than 950 employees and 1,000 volunteers, the organization helps approximately 1,500 patients per day to live better with advanced illness – at home, in long-term care and assisted living facilities, in hospitals and at its 10 inpatient care centers. The organization is committed to improving the quality of life for patients and their families and to be the compassionate guide for end-of-life care in our communities. No one is ever denied care due to an inability to pay.