LightBridge Hospice & Palliative Care Founder to Receive 4th annual Doris A. Howell, MD, Award
Institute Honors LightBridge Hospice Founder Jill Mendlen, RN
Jan. 5, 2020 (SAN DIEGO) – A longtime nurse, hospice innovator, and nationally recognized leader in improving care for people with serious illness has been named the 2019 recipient of the CSU Shiley Institute for Palliative Care’s Doris A. Howell, MD, Award for Advancing Palliative Care.
Jill Mendlen, RN, will be presented with the award on Jan. 8, 2020, during a ceremony on the campus of California State University San Marcos. Mendlen is the founder and CEO of LightBridge Hospice & Palliative Care and vice president of LightBridge Medical Associates.
Under Mendlen’s leadership, LightBridge was among the first organizations in California to add palliative care to their hospice licensure and, in 2019, was one of the first to earn The Joint Commission’s new Community-Based Palliative Care Certification. LightBridge also pioneered the palliative care/managed care space with HealthNet in 2016 after being awarded a California Health Care Foundation Payor-Provider Partnerships Grant.