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Pilot Programs

  • Suncoast Hospice is now conducting a POLST pilot program.  To visit the website, please click here:  Contact Tracy Christner, Executive Director, Project GRACE, with any questions at  To read an article about end-of-life care by Dr. Deidra Woods, Ms. Christner's Co-chair in the pilot program and medical director of Suncoast Hospice, please click here: Tampa Bay Times column: Make your wishes known about end-of-life care.
  • Dr. Deidra Woods', Medical Director of Suncoast Hospice, article, "Suncoast Hospice Piloting Use of POLST can be found on page 19 of the Pinellas Medical Journal.
  • Citrus Memorial Hospital in Inverness, FL is currently using the POLST Draft Form.pdf to assist patients in implementing end-of-life treatment decisions.  For more information, please contact:  
John S. Clardy III
Board Certified Elder Law Attorney
Clardy Law Firm, PA
Crystal River, Florida
(352) 795-2946
(352) 795-2821 fax
  • Dr. Stuart Bagatell of HCA East Florida at JFK Medical Center in Atlantis, FL has made presentations on POLST to the following audiences. Dr. Bagatell’s contact information, along with materials he is using, are below.

Stuart Jon Bagatell, M.D.
160 JFK Drive
, Suite 102
Atlantis, FL 33462