Donna W. Stevens, MHA
Donna Stevens is program director of OACIS (Optimizing Advanced Complex Illness Support)/Palliative Medicine at Lehigh Valley Health Network, a 2014 Circle of Life Award recipient. The program includes an inpatient consult service, a nationally recognized home-based service, and an office-based practice. With a clinical background in occupational therapy, Ms. Stevens spent most of her career in administration, psychiatry, and a skilled nursing facility, prior to working in palliative medicine. Her skills lie in leadership and team building, with a strong emphasis on keeping the patient perspective in focus. She is faculty for the University of Maryland MS in Palliative Care online program and has presented on the topic of home-based palliative medicine services at national conferences, including the Center to Advance Palliative Care (CAPC), the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM), and the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI). She is coauthor of several publications regarding home-based palliative care and OACIS.
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Home-Based Palliative Care: Program Design and Program Expansion