PCLC at Mount Carmel Health System
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(Note: The above list does not guarantee availability. Sessions fill months in advance and registration is on a first-come, first-served basis.)
- Lori Yosick, MSW, LISW, Executive Director
- Philip H. Santa-Emma, MD, FAAHPM, Medical Director
- Columbus, Ohio
Mount Carmel At-a-Glance
- Inpatient units and consult service offered in three community hospitals since 1997
- Hospice-initiated program with resulting strong continuum of care among hospital, hospice and other community providers
- Faith-based health system that integrates Six Sigma, a process-improvement initiative that has been applied in numerous business contexts, including health care
- Special programs for intensive care and emergency departments, as well as protocol for ventilator withdrawal
- Palliative care rounding process utilized to document interventions and outcomes
- Success at attaining strong physician "buy-in," resulting in high volume of referrals
- Development of integrated clinical and financial databases
Who Should Train at the PCLC at Mount Carmel?
Mount Carmel is an excellent option for:
- Teams of health care professionals, including physicians, nurses, social workers, administrators and financial officers
- Community hospitals of various sizes
- Hospitals and hospices affiliated within a health system
- Programs whose proponents are interested in developing a collaborative model with long-term care facilities
We have found that PCLC attendees tend to base their decisions on several factors, including geographic proximity, similar institutional setting and particular PCLC offerings.
What Will You Gain from Training at the Mount Carmel PCLC?
Mount Carmel can offer attendees:
- Access to three hospital palliative care programs in distinct settings within a health system
- Expertise in utilizing databases to capture and track key palliative care clinical and financial measures
- Ideas for staffing a palliative care program that operates across hospitals within a health system
- Instruction on how to bill for physician/NP encounters correctly, efficiently and effectively
- Information on the successful integration of palliative care with hospital-wide quality-improvement initiatives
- A model that effectively integrates hospital, hospice and long-term care, through the palliative care consult service
More About the Mount Carmel Health System
Mount Carmel Health System Palliative Care Service consists of Palliative Consultation Service and Acute Palliative Care Units which have a total of 19 beds across three inpatient units, and the Mount Carmel Hospice, a tenured hospice serving the community since 1985. As a hospice-initiated program, Mount Carmel has provided hospital palliative care since 1997 and has served over 7,000 patients. A member of Trinity Health System (a Catholic health system), Mount Carmel Health System is a vertically integrated system consisting of three acute-care hospitals with 1,048 beds; a college of nursing; residency programs; a hospice and a home health agency, along with other services and divisions. Mount Carmel Palliative Care Service is linked administratively with the Acute Palliative Care Units, Palliative Consultation Service and Hospice in a unique organizational framework.
For tuition information and to register, go to www.capc.org/pclc/tuition.
For specific questions about Mount Carmel, including the availability of specific training dates, contact Karen Threloff at email@example.com or (614) 234-0224.
For general questions about the registration process, contact Jennifer Raiten at firstname.lastname@example.org or (212) 201-2683.