Hope Hospice names Tri-Valley doctor as its chief medical officer

Currently lead hospitalist at Palo Alto Medical Foundation

Dr. Michael Malek, the lead hospitalist for the Palo Alto Medical Foundation in Dublin, has joined Hope Hospice as chief medical officer.

In this position, he will provide guidance for the Hope Hospice clinical team, help with patient management and serve as a liaison with the medical community.

Malek was one of the associate medical directors at Hope Hospice between 2005 and 2013.

"We are very fortunate to have him with us again," said Bob Boehm, chief executive officer of Hope Hospice. "He shares our core values and is dedicated to helping our patients and their loved ones live each day to the fullest with dignity, hope and courage."

Board certified in internal medicine, he has been with the Palo Alto Foundation for eight years and, currently, is the lead hospitalist for the Foundation. He previously was in private practice for seven years.

"I am looking forward to being a part of the Hope Hospice family to help ensure a peaceful transition for people through end-of-life care," Malek said.

Malek lives in Danville with his wife and two children, ages 10 and 13.

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Posted by Anne
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Mar 10, 2016 at 9:55 am

Dr. Malek is a wonderful Doctor. So good to see he has this important position with Hospice. . . . Very wise, good decision on their part. This is benefit to ALL patients and families.

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Posted by Joyce Shapiro
a resident of Vintage Hills
on Mar 10, 2016 at 11:31 am

Joyce Shapiro is a registered user.

Dr Malek is the best. He was Bob and my doctor until he became a hospitalist. Bob Boehm and the Hospice Group will be very proud to have him.

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Posted by Bubbas
a resident of Vintage Hills Elementary School
on Mar 10, 2016 at 3:10 pm

One of the best doctors on my care team when I was extremely ill and in the hospital.

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Posted by Bob
a resident of Old Towne
on Mar 15, 2016 at 9:40 am

Genuinely a nice man and a competent doctor.....very good bedside manner.....He will help bring comfort to many families.....prefers to be called Mike.

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