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Monica Mehren

Monica Mehren

Position: Gerontologist/Hospice/Palliative Care

Organization: Southern California Permanente Medical Group


Why should this person be nominated? (What makes nominee unique; why should they be selected the winner of this category?
Monica is a Gerontologist who was a key influence in starting the Hospice/Palliative Care program for Kaiser/Permanente in Orange County. She continues to care for patients in the program. She is also on the Board of SeniorServ and is a strong member of the Program Committee.

What is this nominee’s involvement in senior care or senior issues
Monica brings to mind what being a physician is all about. She has been the shining light for the patients in palliative care and hospice in Kaiser Orange County. She brings incredible highest quality care and caring to the most vulnerable patients. She has a heart of gold - and shares it constantly with all of her patients.