Ohio’s Hospice clinical and leadership professionals are prominently featured in the annual LeadingAge Conference to be held in Columbus in September.
LeadingAge Ohio represents 400 long-term care and hospice organizations across Ohio, as well as those providing ancillary healthcare and housing services. The annual conference offers programs and presentations to advance clinical professional training and thought leadership in organizations serving those in long-term and hospice care environments.
Ohio’s Hospice CEO Kent Anderson and Chief Strategy Officer Kerry Hamilton will address the regulatory environment and possible changes on the horizon for hospice care delivery. Hospice/Palliative Care in Value Based Environment will examine the impact that will result as hospice and palliative care move into a transitioning era.
Linda Cummins, BSN, RN, CHPN, Jena Langford, BSN, RN, CHPN and Susan Boesch, RN, BA, OCN, CHPN, will share information about the unique Nursing Honor Guard program that enhances the end-of-life experience of those who dedicated their career to caring for others. Nursing Honor Guard: A Living Memorial will highlight the program and its impact on patients and families.
Cleanne Cass, DO, FAAFP, FAAHPM, CAQ-Geriatrics and Trechia Terri Gross, RN, BS, CHPN, Ohio’s Hospice, will address a major concern in clinical settings, What Caused That Fall? Assessment, Performance Improvement, and Relatedness in Hospice.
Cleanne Cass, DO, FAAFP, FAAHPM, CAQ-Geriatrics and Linda Quinlin, DNP, ACNS-BC, NP-C, ACHPN, will speak to Medical Management of Emergencies in Patients with Advanced Cancer. Preparation is the key to knowing what emergencies might develop and having the clinical and communication skills to deliver the best outcome for patient and family. Their presentation will familiarize clinicians with common emergent conditions and clinical interventions.
Carl Gill, Ohio’s Hospice Director of Strategic Development, will highlight The American Pride Partnership: Working to become a Veteran Centric Provider Can Improve the Experience of Veterans in End-of-Life Care.
Hospice and Palliative Care Advocate Jeff Lycan will team up with William Finn of the Hospice of the Western Reserve to examine The Power of Partnership: Improving Patient and Family Experience at End of Life. Their session will focus on clinical, quality, compliance and risk mitigation, service and financial outcomes that can come with partnering with high-quality community hospice programs. Lycan will also join with Sharon Schreibner, from The Hodge Group, to examine trending and data analysis and positioning of not-for-profit hospices in today’s highly competitive healthcare environment.
The mission of LeadingAge is to be the trusted voice for aging. LeadingAge has over 6,000 members and partners, including not-for-profit organizations representing the entire field of aging services, 38 state partners, hundreds of businesses, consumer groups, foundations and research partners. The LeadingAge network is comprised of nonprofit leaders committed to supporting, enabling and empowering people to live fully as they age.
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