“Palliative Care is about helping patients feel and live better and get the best care possible.”
Tod Wyn, MD is the Medical Director at Hospice of Holland and is board certified in Hospice and Palliative Medicine and Emergency Medicine.
Dr. Wyn has more than 24 years of experience in the field of medicine. Dr. Wyn served as an emergency room physician at Hackley Hospital in Muskegon, MI from 1995 to 2013. He functioned as a full partner and Vice President of West Michigan Emergency services, as well as chairman of the stroke team committee. Currently he serves as core faculty for the post-doctoral fellowship in palliative medicine under the Grand Rapids Medical Education Partners (GRMEP) and Michigan State University. His top areas of focus are providing PC in the rehab setting, and the education of medical students, residents, and fellows.
Outside of the office, Dr. Wyn enjoys fly-fishing, playing piano, and spending time with his two dogs.
Dr. Wyn earned his medical degree at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine and completed his residency in emergency medicine at Butterworth (Spectrum) Hospital in Grand Rapids, MI.
“What makes this work wonderful for me is the opportunity to relieve suffering and return comfort to patients and their families.”
Alice Emery, MD was welcomed to the Hospice of Holland team in 2015. She is an Associate Medical Director at HOH and is board certified in Hospice and Palliative Medicine and Internal Medicine.
Dr. Emery has more than 26 years of experience in Hospice, Palliative and Internal Medicine. In 2012, she received the Physician of the Year Award from the Michigan Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (MHPCO). Additionally, she serves as the Assistant Program Director for the post-doctoral fellowship in palliative medicine under the Grand Rapids Medical Education Partners (GRMEP) and Michigan State University. Under GRMEP, she provides guidance and council to students exploring end-of-life care. Dr. Emery serves every patient and their families with great fortitude and a heart of compassion.
Outside of the office, Dr. Emery enjoys spending time with family, learning new things, yoga, meditation, biking, hiking, gardening, traveling, and cooking. She owns several animals, including chickens, a horse, and dogs.
Dr. Emery graduated with honors from University of Kentucky College of Medicine and completed a residency in internal medicine at Butterworth (Spectrum) Hospital in Grand Rapids, MI.
Amy Zuidema MSN, NP-C
“I’ve seen firsthand the difference that non-hospice palliative care can make in the lives of patients and their loved ones.”
Amy Zuidema MSN, NP-C has been affiliated with Hospice of Holland since 2006. She is board certified by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) and a member of the Michigan Council of Nurse Practitioners (MICNP).
Amy has more than 16 years of experience in a variety of areas including oncology, pediatrics, medical-surgical, school travel nursing, geriatrics, hospice and palliative care. Most recently, Amy spent eight years working at the Hospice House of Holland before transitioning to work as a nurse practitioner specializing in hospice and palliative care. Her current role allows her to visit patients at home, in community facilities and hospitals to provide support and customized medical care based on the unique needs of each patient. She aims to provide expertise with a kind-hearted bedside manner to help patients better understand their disease and have improved symptom control. Her top areas of focus include ALS, dementia, respiratory disorders and oncology.
Outside of the office, Amy enjoys photography, reading, being outdoors, and spending time with loved ones.
Amy received undergraduate degrees from both Hope College and Grand Valley State University. She graduated with honors from Georgetown University in Washington D.C., earning a Master of Science in Nursing within their Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) program. She completed her FNP clinical rotations in West Michigan.
Katie Norman, MSN-FNP-C, BSN, RN
“I am honored to work in a field that helps individuals take control of their illness. It feels great to lend a hand in restoring a patient’s quality of life.”
Katie Norman, MSN-FNP-C, BSN, RN, has been a welcome addition to the Keystone Medical Services team since 2016. She began her career in 2011 as an RN Nurse Supervisor, where she provided patient care, treatment, and medications for patients in a long term care facility. In 2012, Katie took a position as an RN at Holland Hospital where she became responsible for the provision and coordination of patient center care. Presently, Katie serves as a Nurse Practitioner for Keystone Medical Services specialized in hospice and palliative care. Through this position, Katie has the opportunity to find out what each patient uniquely requires while doing so with compassion and kindness. She finds a great deal of reward in helping every patient receive the best symptom management possible.
Outside of the office, Katie enjoys spending time with her family, playing with her dogs, reading, and simply being outside.
Katie earned her associates degree in Applied Science from Lake Michigan College before graduating Cum Laude from Grand Valley State University with a Bachelors of Science in Nursing. Katie then went on to receive her Master’s degree in Nursing within the Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) program at the University of Cincinnati.
Kelly Howard, DNP, AGNP-C
“I’m enjoying knowing that I can play a role in helping patients find relief from their discomfort and ease the burdens associated with complicated medical conditions through Hospice and Palliative Care.”
Kelly Howard, DNP, AGNP-C has been involved in healthcare in West Michigan for almost 15 years. For much of her career she worked as an RN and Clinical Coordinator for Holland Hospital Home Health, eventually setting her focus on education. Prior to joining the Hospice of Holland and Keystone Medical Services Team, Kelly served as a Nurse Educator in conjunction with teaching classes at Hope College. She carries that passion for education with her by helping patients and their families understand their diagnosis and advising them of appropriate treatment options. Through her role as a Nurse Practitioner, Kelly’s primary focus is to work collaboratively with the Hospice of Holland and Keystone Medical Services care team to provide comprehensive, quality care.
Outside of the office, Kelly enjoys knitting, crocheting, sewing, camping, and spending time with her two kids and three dogs.
Kelly received undergraduate degrees from both Michigan State University and Lake Michigan Community College. In 2013, she earned a Master of Science in Healthcare Administration and a Master of Science in Nursing from the University of Phoenix. Kelly has gone on to receive a Doctor of Nursing Practice – Adult/Gerontology Primary Care from the University of Michigan-Flint.