LAURINBURG – Hospice of Scotland County has named Dr. Valeriana Esteves-Jute as its new medical director.
“I feel honored and privileged to have been given the opportunity to be the medical director of such a compassionate and dedicated organization,” Esteves-Jute said. “I am committed to continue making Hospice of Scotland County a beacon of hope and love to the families we serve.”
Esteves-Jute joined the Scotland Heath Care System in 1998 working for its family practice center in McColl and later in Maxton. She took a short hiatus from practicing medicine to care for her two daughters. In 2013, she joined the Hospice of Scotland County team as the medical director of palliative care. She will retain that role along with overseeing the medical care of the organization’s hospice patients.
“Dr. Esteves-Jute has been with us for several years now and has done a wonderful job”, said Camille Utter, CEO for Hospice of Scotland County . “She sees hospice as a calling and a mission for her and we are blessed to have her working with us.”
Since 1986, Hospice of Scotland County has provided end-of-life care. These services are offered to those living in Scotland County as well as residents in Richmond, Robeson, Hoke, Marlboro, Dillon, and Chesterfield counties.
Esteves-Jute is married to local ophthalmologist, Dr. Kurt Jute.