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$25K in Palliative Care Training Scholarships Available

Palliative Care Training ScholarshipPalliative Care Education Scholarships Available for Healthcare Professionals in San Diego County

Oct. 14, 2019, SAN DIEGO — To honor National Hospice and Palliative Care Month in November, $25,000 in scholarships are being offered to San Diego County healthcare professionals seeking high-quality, online education in palliative care.

The Donald and Darlene Marcos Shiley Scholarships are available through the California State University Shiley Institute of Palliative Care to cover the full cost of tuition in any of the Institute’s palliative care courses.

Palliative care is a patient-centered, whole-person approach to healthcare that helps people with serious or life-limiting illness live well, from diagnosis until death.

The Institute’s online self-paced and instructor-led courses provide valuable continuing education (CE) hours for nurses, social workers, chaplains and other healthcare professionals caring for patients and families experiencing serious illness.

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Partnership with Supportive Care Coalition Announced

CSU Shiley Institute for Palliative Care, Supportive Care Coalition Announce Total Learning Collaborative

June 20, 2019 – The Supportive Care Coalition and the California State University Shiley Institute for Palliative Care have joined forces in a powerful collaboration designed to help Coalition members build the skills and expertise they need to strengthen their palliative care programs and services, and more effectively support seriously ill patients and their families.

The partnership, called the Total Learning Collaborative™ (TLC), leverages the Institute’s expertise in palliative care education and the Coalition’s advocacy and leadership in enhancing palliative care quality and delivery. The Coalition membership comprises more than a dozen Catholic healthcare systems in 37 states, including more than 1,100 hospitals, 1,800 nursing facilities, and 80 home care or hospice agencies. The Institute is a leading provider of comprehensive and topic-focused online continuing education for healthcare professionals.

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CSU Shiley Institute for Palliative Care Name Announcement

Darlene ShileyShiley Donates $2.6 Million to CSU Institute for Palliative Care

SAN MARCOS, CA – June 10, 2019 – The CSU Institute for Palliative Care is now the *CSU Shiley Institute for Palliative Care, thanks to another generous gift from prominent local philanthropist Darlene Marcos Shiley. 

Shiley announced during Cal State San Marcos’ annual fundraising gala on Saturday night that she has donated an additional $2.6 million to the Institute located on CSUSM’s campus. The latest gift brings Shiley’s total gifts to the CSUSM Foundation to $6 million, the majority of which has gone to the Institute, and makes her the most generous donor in the university’s history. 

In recognition of her generosity, the CSU Board of Trustees approved changing the name of the Institute during its meeting on May 21 in Long Beach. 

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