PCLC at Northwell Health
Lori AttivissimoMD, Senior Medical Director, Hospice Care Network
Howard GuzikMD, Senior Medical Director, Long Term Care Services
Maureen HinkelmanRN, Executive Director, Hospice Care Network
Tara LibermanDO, Associate Chief, Division of Geriatric and Palliative Medicine
Kris SmithMD, SVP, Population Health
Available In-Person Training Dates
Northwell Health At-A-Glance
Northwell Health is the largest integrated health system in New York State, and the fourteenth largest healthcare system in the United States. Our robust network includes twenty-one hospitals, three skilled nursing facilities, specialty programs and institutes, and nearly 400 ambulatory locations and practices; the palliative care program provides care to patients at outpatient clinics, in patient homes, at the Stern Center for Extended Care and Rehabilitation, and through targeted services in long-term care settings. Our inpatient palliative care teams, outpatient practices, and post-acute services are fully integrated to deliver care across our system. Transitions of care are a priority for our program; our various teams work closely to ensure effective transitions and to communicate with a unified medical voice.
Key benefits of training with Northwell Health include:
- Access to multiple hospital palliative and geriatric care teams in tertiary, community, and urban settings—and a community-based team serving a large Northeastern suburban, metropolitan area
- Observation of IDT sessions, an inpatient palliative care unit, advanced illness beds, and shadowing opportunities with discipline- and population-specific colleagues
- Guidance for developing a collaborative model across system service lines, hospice care, home health care, population health, physician practices, and long-term care facilities
- Access to finance staff for help in understanding the financial impact analysis of palliative care teams
- Access to managed care and contracting leadership for guidance in working with payers to obtain funding for palliative care teams
- Staffing guidance for a palliative care program that operates across the continuum
- Strategies for integrating palliative care with hospital-wide quality improvement initiatives, including addressing an advanced-illness population
- Expertise in partnering with data collection teams and utilizing databases to capture and track key palliative care clinical and financial measures
- Strategies for attaining strong physician buy-in, resulting in high volume of referrals
Other Locations & In-Person Training Dates
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- Oct 16–17, 2018
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- Sep 12–14, 2018
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- Sep 13–14, 2018
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- Aug 23–24, 2018
- Oct 18–19, 2018
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- Jun 20–21, 2018
- Sep 11–12, 2018
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- Sep 25–26, 2018
- Dec 18–19, 2018
- Mar 21–22, 2019
UVA’s extensive palliative care program includes an office based palliative care clinic associated with an inpatient consultation service, as well as home and inpatient hospices. It has a large outpatient service embedded in both the oncology and heart-failure clinics. It is also a leader in EMR integration. . . .
- Oct 4–5, 2018
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- Oct 9–10, 2018