PCLC at Fairview Health Services

  1. Location
    Minneapolis, MN
  2. Leader
  3. Faculty
    • Drew Rosielle
      MD, FAAHPM, Palliative Medical Director and Fellowship Program Director
    • Jody Chrastek
      DNP, Pediatric Palliative Care Coordinator
    • Michael Finch
      NP, Lead Advanced Practice Provider
  4. Photo: Lyn Ceronsky

Fairview Health Services At-A-Glance

Fairview is a nonprofit health care system with over 32,000 employees working in academic and community hospitals, primary and specialty clinics, home care and hospice, and senior services. Our palliative care program includes inpatient consult teams in our academic adult and pediatric hospitals, as well as in our largest community hospital; advanced practice palliative care providers serve in two community hospitals. Fairview has the largest network of palliative care clinics in Minnesota, with physicians, nurses, and social workers in five palliative care clinics. Our system’s palliative home care and hospice program serves both children and adults. Fairview’s strong focus on education includes physician and social work fellowships, rotations for learners, and a serious illness communication training program. American Hospital Association Circle of Life award winner.

Key benefits of training with Fairview include access to:

  • All curriculum areas, including PCLC Pediatrics
  • A four-discipline consult team with processes for team collaboration that have been developed and refined over 15 years
  • Hands-on experience with the cost-avoidance model, which documents the financial impact of palliative care from the hospital perspective
  • Insight into Fairview’s clinical palliative care educational programming
  • Opportunities to learn from palliative care physicians, advanced practice nurses, clinical social workers, and chaplains, with planned time for discipline-specific dialogue
  • Processes for establishing a palliative care clinic and interdisciplinary collaboration in the outpatient setting
  • Strategies for system-wide involvement, including strategies for palliative care collaboration with oncology, cardiology, and other service lines
  • An in-depth look at standardization of palliative care practices—and quality—across a health system
  • A pediatric palliative care program that spans hospital, clinic, home, and Medicare-certified pediatric hospice


For questions about Fairview, including the availability of specific training dates, contact Lyn Ceronsky at lcerons1@fairview.org or 612-672-6456.

For general PCLC questions, please contact Brittany Chambers at brittany.chambers@mssm.edu or call 212-824-9573.  

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Lyn Ceronsky

Lyn Ceronsky, DNP, GNP, CHPCA, FPCN, is system director of the palliative care program at Fairview Health Services in Minneapolis. She has served as the director of the Fairview Palliative Care Leadership Center since 2003. The Fairview palliative care program received the Circle of Life Award in 2006 and achieved The Joint Commission Advanced Certification in Palliative Care. In her doctoral studies Ms. Ceronsky focused on rural palliative care program development and has since served as a consultant for related programs, including the Minnesota Rural Palliative Care Initiative. She is a member of the Minnesota Medical Association’s task force on communication with seriously ill patients, and has served as a past board member of the Hospice and Palliative Credentialing Center and of the Minnesota Network of Hospice & Palliative Care. She was an invited participant for Vizient (formerly University Health Care Consortium) palliative care task forces. Ms. Ceronsky has published original peer-reviewed papers, contributed to articles on palliative care program development, and coauthored a chapter on palliative care program development for the fourth edition of Conversations in Palliative Care (Pittsburgh: HPNA, 2017). She cochaired the CAPC Annual Seminar for five years, and speaks nationally and regionally about palliative care program development, family meetings, and roles of advanced practice nurses in palliative care.

PCLC Pediatrics

PCLC PEDIATRICS is for hospitals, hospices, or other provider organizations interested in the unique program design considerations of pediatric palliative care, including:

  • Needs assessment and internal marketing strategies for pediatric palliative care in your organization
  • Program financing considerations to ensure sustainability
  • Clinical models, including service and staffing design to meet the needs of the pediatric population
  • Ways to develop community partnerships to ensure comprehensive, well-coordinated care
  • Strategies for transitioning to adult care
  • Note: Offered at Fairview, UAB, and UCSF
PCLC Home & Office/Clinic

PCLC HOME & OFFICE/CLINIC is for the hospice, home health agency, hospital, or other provider organization wishing to launch strategically-designed palliative care services for patients in clinics, at home, or in long term care. Training and mentoring include:

  • Defining the scope of the program in terms of geography and patient population
  • Designing services to meet the needs of your target population
  • Developing partnerships with referrers and other community services
  • Building financial stability through strong business planning
  • Note: Offered at all PCLCs
PCLC Hospital

PCLC HOSPITAL teaches you how to design a new inpatient palliative care service—or navigate growth challenges for an existing one. Training addresses the unique program design considerations of your hospital team, including:

  • Strategic planning for palliative care within your hospital ecosystem
  • Financing strategies for launching or growing a service
  • Program measurement that ensures quality while aligning with hospital priorities
  • Collaboration across service lines
  • Note: Offered at all PCLCs