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Planning for the Best - Preparing for the Worst

Posted by Angela Gruebbel on Nov 14, 2019, 12:08:40 PM

Special Events Risk Management

“Legionnaires' Disease: 4 Deaths Linked to Hot Tub Display at NC Mountain State Fair” – CBS News Hot Tub Companies to Blame for Deadly Disease Outbreak at NC Fair, Lawsuit Says” – Charlotte Observer

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Topics: Risk Management, Events, Liability Insurance

Grandma Downloads An App

Posted by Dr John Morris, MD on Nov 1, 2019, 10:44:16 AM

If I know one thing it’s that my Grandma loves living in the beautiful mountains of Western North Carolina. There is nothing that makes her happier than sipping a cup of coffee while sitting on the front porch in the rocking chair Grandpa made her 25 years ago, listening to the birds chirp and watching the sun rise high into the sky.

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Topics: Palliative Care, Tap Cloud

Roles

Posted by Chris Comeaux on Oct 17, 2019, 2:26:37 PM

 

One of Shakespeare’s most infamous lines is, “All the world’s a stage.”  Many may read his flair for drama here, but I believe he was describing the reality that, whether we know it or not, life is about playing roles. As such, life truly is our stage.

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Topics: Cause & Purpose, Vision, Roles

The Weekly Update:  Power of Intentional & Reliable Communication from the LEADER

Posted by Janelle McCallum on Oct 10, 2019, 1:41:57 PM

We look forward to the yearly Employee Engagement survey and shake our heads in wonder when the results point to “not enough communication from leaders!”  This is despite quarterly All Staff mtgs, a mostly monthly newsletter, staff mtgs, supervisor’s wkly Big Rocks or Need to Know communication, wkly IDG mtgs, and tons of emails!

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Topics: Communication, Intentional, Weekly Update

Preceptorship: An effective model for orientation and onboarding of all new staff.

Posted by Michelle Webb on Oct 3, 2019, 10:40:49 AM

Preceptorship: An evolving definition

Preceptorships have been widely used in the allied health professions, and a strong evidence-base exists to support their effectiveness in facilitating the transition from classroom and student practice to the workplace for healthcare practitioners. However, little is known and written about the effectiveness of preceptorships in the orientation and onboarding of other professionals.

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Topics: Preceptorship, Mentoring

Sixth Annual National Summit on Advanced Illness Care

Posted by Chris Comeaux on Sep 25, 2019, 7:47:41 AM

What We All Want

We all want Americans with advanced illness to receive comprehensive, high-quality, person-and family-centered care that is consistent with their goals and values and honors their dignity. But this can’t be achieved without advances on many fronts – empowering consumers, changing the health delivery system, as well as improving public and private policies, and enhancing provider capacity.

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Topics: Mission, Vision, Values, Advanced Illness Care

Mission Moment:  Providing Hospice Patients the Opportunity to Travel

Posted by Angela Gruebbel on Sep 16, 2019, 10:34:29 PM

A grandchild’s wedding.  A second honeymoon.  One last trip to your favorite vacation spot.  These are all moments that we want… and that our patients and their families deserve.  Through a little coordination, hospices are uniquely positioned to make these moments happen.

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Topics: Hospice Travel, Mission Moment

Core Values

Posted by Chris Comeaux on Sep 2, 2019, 2:14:07 PM

As I shared in my last blog, I have come to believe there is a 7th Fundamental that should be part of everyone’s organization system: cause and purpose. Without cause and purpose, the other elements of an organizational system are essentially null. Cause and purpose provide the basis by which the other fundamentals can be built. I shared in the post that there are several components that are helpful to think about when defining your cause and purpose: specifically, having a personal Mission Statement.

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Topics: Cause & Purpose, Mission, Core Values

Keeping an Eye on Organizational Risks

Posted by Annette Kiser on Aug 26, 2019, 12:53:07 PM

Compliance – that’s a word that causes many people in all types of industry to flinch. But in today’s heavily regulated healthcare world, it is a word that we need to be using more often. Hospice, in particular, is receiving a great deal of scrutiny with the recent release of two Office of Inspector General (OIG) reports:
(Click on the following to review reports) Hospice Deficiencies and OIG Safeguards.

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Topics: Compliance, Risk Management

Teleios Collaborative Network supports Community Based Palliative Care

Posted by Dr John Morris, MD on Aug 19, 2019, 12:44:47 PM

Elaine has experience working as a palliative care RN in a hospital where structures and support are in place. She is excited to graduate with her NP degree and to be hired to start one of the first community based palliative care programs in Louisiana; but,she is overwhelmed with thinking about all the decisions and process that needs to take place.

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Topics: Nurse Practitioners