Chief Medical Officer

Lawrence Kay, MD, FAAFP is the Chief Medical Officer (CMO) of Empath Health. As a key member of the executive team, Dr. Kay oversees all medical programs throughout the organization, providing clinical strategic direction and managing all physicians throughout Empath Health’s integrated network of care. He is a board-certified family physician with extensive patient care and health care management experience. Most recently, Dr. Kay was senior medical director for Clinical Services at Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield in Pittsburgh, Pa., where he managed Medical Policy and Quality. Prior to that, he served as CMO for Physicians Plus Insurance Corporation, a largely commercial managed care plan owned by an integrated delivery system in Madison, Wisc. Dr. Kay earned his bachelor’s degree in biology from Georgetown University and his medical degree from Georgetown University School of Medicine in Washington, D.C. He then completed the UPMC St. Margaret Family Medicine Residency Program at the University of Pittsburgh in Pennsylvania and later on the National Institute for Program Director Development fellowship program.

Suncoast Hospice Physicians

Douglas Baird, DO
Kristen Berlin, MD
William Burt, MD
PACE Medical Director
Charles L. Suggs, MD
Ann-Marie Cholowski, MD
David Doeringer, DO
Juan Escobales, MD
Donald Gibertini, DO
Tanya Horne, MD
Sayyed Hussain, MD
Tahirih Jensen, DO
Jasmin Jerez-Marte, MD
Janet Keating, MD
Carol Li, DO
Hospice Medical Director
Brian MacDowell, MD
Alexandra S. Owens, MD
Karla Pope, MD
Jeff Prosser, MD
Michelle Salvat, MD
Mihaela Soran, MD
Mary Waechter, MD
Susan Wehr, MD
Jane Williams, MD

Suncoast Hospice APRNs

Brittney Addis, APRN
Ann Sapp, APRN
Loida Bauquina, APRN
Laura Bradshaw, APRN
Natalya Bundy, APRN
Candace Dornstauder, APRN
Palliative Care Program Director
Gail Clemson, APRN
Barbara Dobron, APRN
Vicky Duhaime, APRN
Catherine P. Emmett, PhD, APRN
Megan A. Gerage, APRN
Mary Lynn Guarino, APRN
Nicole Hammani, APRN
Eman Harb, APRN
Katelyn Johnson, APRN
Kelly Wright, APRN
Brian Kidd, APRN
Jessica Liebelt, APRN
Jennifer Mistretta, APRN
Robin Richins, APRN
Janet Roman, DNP, APRN
Director Cardiac Programs
Mary Snyder, APRN