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NHPCO Palliative Care Seminar Announced

Earlier this year, the Institute announced its collaboration with National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) in which all educational offerings were discounted to members of NHPCO. By doing so, we hoped to raise awareness of palliative care and ultimately have an improved, trained workforce in our healthcare system.

NHPCOAccording to NHPCO President and CEO: J. Donald Schumacher, “The collaboration between NHPCO and the Institute will help hospices expand into providing community based palliative care and obtain the quality educational content needed in this challenging health care environment.”

Now, we are excited to announce that we have once again teamed up with NHPCO to offer a preconference seminar entitled: Leading the Way to Community-Based Palliative Care Success. The seminar takes place at the NHPCO Clinical Team Conference on October 14, 2015 from 9:00-5:00 PM at the Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Center, Grapevine, Texas. It is meant to provide healthcare leaders with the tools to build a sustainable palliative care program and the ability to:

  • Select the best model for their market
  • Identify revenue streams
  • Build an effective business plan
  • Identify critical metrics
  • Devise an implementation plan
  • Develop a marketing strategy
  • Train staff
  • Change the culture of your organization to embrace palliative care

A highly experienced team of faculty members will lead this seminar including:

  • Kathleen Kerr, BA, Kerr Healthcare Analytics, Mill Valley, CA
  • Helen McNeal, BBA, CSU Shiley Institute for Palliative Care, San Marcos, CA
  • Stacy Starkka, PhD(c), MBA, CT, CSU Shiley Institute for Palliative Care, San Marcos, CA
  • Karl E. Steinberg, MD, CMD, Stone Mountain Medical Associates, Inc., Oceanside, CA

Despite the countless benefits and the growing number of professionals who practice palliative care, it still remains widely unknown by the general public. Although palliative care has made significant strides in recent years, we can’t deny that we have a ways to go in providing quality care to all those suffering from chronic or serious illness.

This seminar is vital in providing palliative care awareness through action, engagement, and education. We understand that change is something that takes time and preparation and we have full confidence that this seminar will give you the tools you need to enact these improvements that our healthcare system so dearly needs.

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