PCLC at Northwell Health

  1. Location
    Manhasset, NY
  2. Leader
  3. Faculty
    • Lori Attivissimo
      MD, Senior Medical Director, Hospice Care Network
    • Howard Guzik
      MD, Senior Medical Director, Long Term Care Services
    • Maureen Hinkelman
      RN, Executive Director, Hospice Care Network
    • Tara Liberman
      DO, Associate Chief, Division of Geriatric and Palliative Medicine
    • Kris Smith
      MD, SVP, Population Health
  4. Photo: Maria Carney
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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 also include access to:

  • Multiple hospital palliative care and geriatric care teams in tertiary, community, and urban settings—and a community-based team serving a large suburban, metropolitan area
  • Observation of IDT sessions, an inpatient palliative care unit, advanced illness beds, and shadowing opportunities with discipline and population-specific colleagues
  • A collaborative model across system service lines: hospice care, home health care, population health, physician practices, and long-term care facilities
  • Finance staff for help in understanding the financial-impact analysis of palliative care teams
  • 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

Questions

For questions about Northwell Health, including the availability of specific training dates, contact Kathleen Cascio at kcascio@northwell.edu or 718-470-7716.

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

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Maria Torroella Carney
MD, FACP, Chief, Division of Geriatric and Palliative Medicine; Medical Director, Post-Acute Services

Maria T. Carney, MD, FACP, is an internist, geriatrician, and palliative care physician who is currently chief of the division of geriatric and palliative medicine at Northwell Health System and at the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell in Long Island, New York. Dr. Carney received her MD at New York Medical College and carried out her residency training in internal medicine at New York Presbyterian Hospital–Weill/Cornell Medical Center and a research-oriented fellowship in geriatric medicine at Mount Sinai School of Medicine (now Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai) in New York City. Dr. Carney has published widely in the areas of dementia, advance care directives, palliative medicine, and emergency response for vulnerable populations. She was commissioner of the Nassau County Department of Health, Long Island, serving a population of 1.3 million residents, and is the first known physician with a specialty in geriatric and/or palliative medicine to have served as commissioner of a health department in New York State. She effectively addressed major challenges, including the 2010 H1N1 influenza response, for which she received an award from BOCES (Board of Cooperative Education Services) Nassau County Council of Superintendents, and the New York State Association of County Health Officials’ Public Health Professional of the Year award. Her career focus has been to educate, promote longevity, and advocate and care for the most vulnerable in society. She is a Long Island trustee of the Energeia Partnership Class of 2011 and a founding board member of the Nassau Center for Health Initiatives, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit public health institute for the Long Island region.

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