Palliative Care Program Spotlight
Welcome to Program Spotlight . . .
where we shine a light on the successes and challenges faced by CAPC member institutions. Their palliative care programs are of different sizes, scope and setting. Each episode features an in-depth conversation with a program leader on a wide variety of topics such as overcoming obstacles; managing growth; avoiding staff burnout; getting institutional buy-in; working with referring physicians and navigating uncertain waters ahead.
Listen to the newest episodes from Season 3 of Program Spotlight
Episode 10: Building Relationships to Grow a Palliative Care Team
Inge DiPasquale, RN, steps into the Program Spotlight to discuss how building relationships with referring physicians helped build her program from the ground up in just three years.
Episode 9: Integrating a Pharmacist into the Palliative Care Team
Julie Lehn, PharmD, is a Clinical Pharmacy Specialist in Palliative Care at Banner Health in Phoenix, AZ. in this podcast, she discusses how adding a Pharmacist to a palliative care team can save an institution money, increase referrals, and reduce readmissions. Find out how in this engaging chat.
Episode 8: Navigating Success and Managing Growing Pains
With great success comes even greater challenges. How do you staff appropriately when your consults grow in big numbers? How do you scale your business model to continue to reach the right patients?
Our guest on this episode is Teresa Harvey of Transitions Lifecare in Raleigh, NC, whose program recently jumped from 300 consults to 800. In this chat, Teresa discusses her bundled payment model, her need for finding and training the right staff, and her desire to expand the program's reach in the community setting.