NewsLine - May 2012 - (Page Intro)

ON OUR COVER: Be Prepared With the Right Elevator Pitch Now more than ever, we must all be vocal advocates for hospice and palliative care. But having one or two prepared “elevator pitches” on hand is the key to delivering effective and accurate messages when opportunity strikes. This article provides a brief tutorial on crafting an elevator pitch, along with examples specific to our field. PLUS: Virtual Volunteer Conference Monday, July 30th, is the start of a weeklong, action-packed skillsbuilding event for hospice volunteer leaders and their volunteers—which they can attend right from their office or home desktop. It boasts live-broadcast plenaries, learning sessions, IGNITE! sessions, poster presentations, real-time networking, and even time with exhibitors in a virtual exhibit hall. This article provides all the details. Perspective From a Longstanding Transitions Provider Hospice of the Valley, based in San Jose, CA, launched a Transitions Program in 2004. Learn about its eight-year experience firsthand. Short Takes: LIVE Without Pain Public Campaign ‘Tuesdays With Morrie’ Raises Awareness and Revenue for Seasons Hospice NHPCO Reg Center—Redesigned! MedicAlert Launches ACP Service Hospice CEOs on Partnering What are the attributes of an exceptional partner? How can we develop these attributes in a way that fosters partnerships within the entire healthcare continuum? Linda Beushausen, the president/CEO of Hospice at Home and vice president of Life Transitions and Advance Healthcare Planning at Lakeland HealthCare, speaks to this very issue, with input from other members of the NCHPP CEO/Executive Director/ President Steering Committee. A Message From Don Regulatory Tip of the Month New Buyer’s Guide FHSSA Newsletter

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of NewsLine - May 2012

Be Prepared With the Right Elevator Pitch
A Message From Don
Virtual Volunteer Leadership Conference
Experience the ACHC Difference (display ad)
The Voice of NCHPP
Taking Hospice Partnerships to the Next Level
NCHPP CEO Section Free Benefits
Custom-Print Marketplace (display ad)
The Transitions Program at Hospice of the Valley
LIVE Without Pain Public Awareness Campaign
‘Tuesdays With Morrie’ at Seasons Hospice
NHPCO Reg Center—Redesigned
MedicAlert Launches ACP Service
Regulatory Tip of the Month
New Buyer’s Guide
Videos Worth Watching
NHPCO Resource Links to Bookmark
News From FHSSA

NewsLine - May 2012