NewsLine - July 2012 - (Page 8)

A Study in Green Building: By Marjorie Pullinger, RA, LEED AP, BD+C I n 2006, Hospice and Palliative Care of Northeastern Illinois (HPNI) set its sights on building a 42,000-square foot hospice home, realizing its then-current 10,000-square foot administrative space in downtown Barrington no longer met the community’s needs. Instead of the “usual,” however, HPNI built Pepper Family Hospice Home and Center for Care, the first freestanding hospice home in the state that’s been awarded LEED “Silver” certification. In conjunction with the designer, Tom Mullinax of Hospice Design Resources, the architects, Harley Ellis Devereaux, and the contractor, Pepper Construction Company, HPNI embarked on a development that would increase its capacity to offer inpatient hospice care, while also caring for the local environment and the planet. But what exactly is a “green” building and what does the LEED designation signify? Perhaps more importantly, how does that impact a hospice agency in the way it cares for its patients, families, and staff? 8 NewsLine

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

Improving Physician Narratives
A Message From Don
NHPCO Resources for Physicians
When Life Gets Serious…Glatfelter Healthcare Practice (display ad)
Simione: Solving Your Hospice Challenges (display ad)
A Study in Green Building
The Steward Center for Palliative Care
The Voice of NCHPP
The Changing Role of CT
My.NHPCO—a Great Resource for Allied Therapists
Physician Guide to Hospice Care (display ad)
Ethical Issues: Tools to Support Your Practice
Results From 2012 NHDD
2013 Circle of Life Award Nominations
New (and Free) Resources From WHV
Exploring PC Support in Our Schools
Hospice in the Media
Member News and Notes
Compliance Tip of the Month
2012 CTC (display ad)
Resource Links to Bookmark
Videos Worth Watching

NewsLine - July 2012