NewsLine - December 2011 - (Page 28)

Short Takes NHPCO Honors Hospice Service NHPCO and affiliate, the National Hospice Foundation, honored excellence in both volunteerism and research at the NHPCO Clinical Team Conference in San Diego this past October. For the benefit of those members unable to attend, join us in recognizing the four award recipients. Volunteers are the Foundation of Hospice Award This award recognizes those volunteers who have demonstrated considerable commitment in terms of time, length of service and their assumed responsibilities, in addition to making a notable impact by significantly strengthening the hospice program or the lives of the patients and families served. Patient/Family Service: Marlys Pillatzke Rice Hospice Willmar, MN Organizational Support: Bettye Zowarka Haven Hospice Gainesville, FL Teen Service: Bansi Savla Suncoast Hospice Clearwater, FL NHPCO Distinguished Researcher Award This award honors substantial and sustained contributions to the field of hospice and palliative care through research investigation. Betty Ferrell, RN, PhD, MA, FAAN, FPCN Professor and Research Scientist City of Hope Medical Center Los Angeles. CA Rex Allen, vice chair of NHPCO’s NCHPP, with Marlys Pillatzke. Actor, hospice volunteer and advocate, Torrey DeVitto, who served as presenter at the awards ceremony, with Bettye Zowarka. Torrey DeVitto with Bansi Savla. NHPCO president/CEO, Don Schumacher, with Betty Ferrell. More information about these exemplary volunteers and Dr. Ferrell is available on the NHPCO website. 28 NewsLine

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of NewsLine - December 2011

Working With Modern Families
A Message From Don
Regaining Trust
Need Compliance Answers? (display ad)
Hospice in the Continuum
New Community Assessment Tool
The Voice of NCHPP
Helping the Person With Intellectual Disabilities Grieve
Bereavement Professional Monthly Chats
Recruiting Problems? HMR (display ad)
We Earned Our Merit Badge in Efficiency (display ad)
NHPCO Honors Hospice Service
Are POLST Registries Part of Our Future?
Virtual Conference for Volunteers and Volunteer Managers
Winning Entries from 2011 Creative Arts Contest
Delta Care Rx (display ad)
Member News and Notes
Regulatory Tip of the Month
Educational Offerings
A New Way to Support Hospice
FHSSA Newsletter

NewsLine - December 2011