NewsLine - December 2011 - (Page 40)

People and Places Member News and Notes Julie Martin Earns Hospice Board Certification Julie Martin, a registered nurse with Samaritan Care Hospice of Florida, has earned the CHPN credential through the National Board for Certification of Hospice and Palliative Nurses (NBCHPN®). This certification validates a nurse’s competence and knowledge in the specialized area of hospice and palliative care, and provides formal recognition of having achieved a standard of knowledge in the specialty. A nursing professional with more than 20 years of healthcare experience, Ms. Martin joined the Samaritan Care Hospice of Florida team in March 2011 and serves as a case manager. Bridget Montana and Kevin Henning Join Amedisys Bridget Montana, APRN, MSN, FPCN, MBA, and Kevin Henning, MD, have joined Amedisys, based in Baton Rouge, LA. Montana has been appointed chief nursing officer, with responsibility for leading the practice and provision of nursing services and clinical care for the 94 hospice care centers operated by Amedisys. Prior to the appointment, she served as chief operating officer at Hospice of the Western Reserve in Cleveland, OH. She is also an active member of NHPCO, having served on the Governance Committee (2008-2009), and now as vice chair of the Regulatory Committee and as section leader of NCHPP’s Clinical and Operations Management Section. Henning has been appointed chief medical director of the Bridget Montana Kevin Henning organization’s Home Health Care and Hospice operations. He will be responsible for leading the clinical strategy across the Amedisys network of more than 500 home health care centers and 94 hospice care centers. Prior to joining Amedisys, he was national medical director of Gentiva Health Services’ Hospice Division. He is also an active member of NHPCO and currently serves on the Professional Education Committee. HPCG Awarded $20,000 to Expand CAM Program The Lincoln Financial Foundation awarded Hospice and Palliative Care of Greensboro (Greensboro, NC) a $20,000 grant to develop and expand its Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) program. HPCG currently offers a limited menu of art and play therapy to children through its Kids Path program and horticultural therapy for children and adults. With this support, HPCG hopes to offer a more extensive variety of therapies such as massage therapy, music therapy, healing touch, expressive arts, and aroma therapy and expand the availability of these therapies for adult patients with life-limiting illnesses, and grief counseling clients. 40 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