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DNR, Hold the Stuffing, Please.

Posted by Angela Gruebbel on Nov 16, 2020 1:02:24 PM

Whether you are a turkey-lover or practice a meat-free diet, chances are when you sit down to Thanksgiving dinner that stuffing is one of the showstoppers on the table.  Whether you call it dressing or stuffing, whether it’s in the bird or prepared in a separate dish, you can’t go wrong with chunks of bread cooked with celery, broth and special seasonings. 

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Topics: Advanced Directives, Living Will, DNR

The Simulator – the Benefits of Real-Time Roleplay

Posted by Chris Comeaux on Nov 4, 2020 10:16:54 AM

A few weeks ago, we conducted our fall TCN Leadership Immersion Course. We were thrilled to have over 80 leaders from six states participating, and their engagement level was off the charts. Due to COVID, as with most trainings and meetings, we pivoted to Zoom for the conference, which made the engagement level even more impressive given the virtual nature, in addition to the fact that the training took place over three consecutive days.

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Topics: Leadership Systems, Zoom, Simulations

Hospice Growth Despite COVID

Posted by Alyson Cutshall on Oct 21, 2020 5:05:08 PM

Since mid-March, I have heard many hospice leaders share that their organizations have been unable to continue strategic sales initiatives due to “the COVID effect.”

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Topics: Hospice Sales, Covid-19, Hospice Growth, Strategic Sales

How to be a “Zoom Rockstar”

Posted by Chris Comeaux on Oct 14, 2020 7:00:00 AM

Do you remember back a long, long time ago when a phone call was pretty much how you got things done? 

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Topics: Communication, Zoom

Ring the Bell:  How to implement the New Hospice Addendum!

Posted by Janelle McCallum on Sep 30, 2020 1:30:00 PM

Hospices are on the hook for all items, services, and drugs related to the patient’s prognosis.  Stated in CMS language: “…services Unrelated to the terminal illness and related conditions should be exceptional, unusual, and rare  … hospices are required to provide virtually all the care needed by terminally ill patients.” 

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Topics: Hospice Regulations, Hospice Addendum

The Cilantro Leader

Posted by Edie Riddlespurger on Sep 18, 2020 9:00:00 AM

A couple of months ago I ordered my groceries online and went to pick them up as I have done a dozen times.  I had ordered a bunch of fresh cilantro as part of the order.  When I got home and unloaded the groceries, I noticed I had received a tiny little box of organic dried cilantro which was three times more expensive than the bunch of fresh cilantro I had ordered and paid for. 

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Topics: Onboarding, Clear Processes

Leading through Change

Posted by Christopher Morrissette on Sep 10, 2020 12:22:37 PM

It has been said that success is frequently determined by the ability to adapt and respond to the speed of change. In years past this concept has been related to such things as technology, economics, demographics, and the political climate.   

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Topics: Rapid Change, Leading Through Change, Lack of Trust, Resistance to Change, Fear, Insecurity, Inequity

How to Manage Work / Life Blend During COVID (and probably afterwards)

Posted by Chris Comeaux on Aug 31, 2020 8:08:56 AM

Several years ago, I wrote a blog on the rhythms of life. It was the collective wisdom I have harvested over the years from mentors, books, and daily living about how to have a better “work - life balance”. 

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Topics: Rhythms of Life, Getting Things Done, Covid-19, Work / Life Blend, Rules of the Road

Creating Meaningful Connections in the Virtual World

Posted by Melanie Brown on Aug 19, 2020 9:15:00 AM

Telehealth is here to stay!!

By removing barriers of time and distance, and most recently to ensure the health and safety of our patients and families as well as clinicians, telehealth can deliver important medical and other health and education services.

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Topics: Telehealth, Communication Technology

The Knowing Mode vs. The Learning Mode

Posted by Chris Comeaux on Jul 31, 2020 9:18:02 AM

You may have seen our tribute to Dr. Lee Thayer several weeks back. We were honored to give an ode to him and his work as he passed on from this world. For many of us in TCN, Dr. Thayer had a great impact on our lives and our learning and development as leaders.

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Topics: Knowing Mode, Learning Mode, Paradigm Shift

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