Keynote II: Hospice and Palliative Care - Living in Perfect Harmony

Is there tension between your hospice and palliative care programs or those in your community? Are you worried about competition for patients and staff? Are referral sources and patients confused? If so, this session is for you. We will discuss many of the common reasons for discord including communication, lack of planning, unclear definitions, undifferentiated services, lack of goals and poor branding. Strategies and tools will be presented that will promote harmony and build thriving hospice and palliative care programs.

Learning Outcomes: 

  • Identify three reasons for discord or tension between hospice and palliative care
  • List strategies that support thriving and harmonious hospice and palliative care services
  • Apply key strategies to improve function and collaboration between hospice and palliative care services

CE/CME Credit: Nurse, Physician, Non-physician Healthcare Professional 

Elizabeth Fowler, MPH

President and CEO, Bluegrass Care Navigators

Liz Fowler is the President and CEO of Bluegrass Care Navigators, a Kentucky-based provider of hospice, palliative medicine, transitional care, case management, private duty, adult day health, home primary care and counseling services.

She has more than 30 years of experience bringing leadership and innovation to health care and nonprofit organizations in Kentucky, Florida and California.  As a recognized leader in hospice and palliative care, Liz is an active member of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization’s Board of Directors, president of the Kentucky Association of Hospice and Palliative Care, a faculty member for the Center to Advance Palliative Care’s  Palliative Care Leadership Center (PCLC), an advisory committee member for the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky, and member of the editorial board for Medical News.

She received her Master of Public Health degree from the UCLA and a Bachelor of Science degree and a Certificate in Gerontology from Syracuse University.

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