NewsLine - December 2012 - (Page Intro)

ON OUR COVER: Reframing Advance Care Planning Despite some impressive outreach on the local and national levels, the percentage of Americans who have completed advance directives still hovers between 25 and 30 percent of the nation’s adult population. NHPCO’s Kathy Brandt proposes a new strategy that makes many of the known barriers a non-issue and may prompt more Americans to take action. PLUS: Succession Planning: It May Not Be About Filling the Current CEO’s Shoes For many hospices, the current CEO’s skill set may not be what the organization needs to advance its future goals. That was Laura Miller’s determination—and her recommendation to the board of The Elizabeth Hospice—when she retired as president/CEO in June of 2012. In this Q&A, Laura explains the plan and the process for a seamless transition. Managing Accountability When the managers and leaders in the NCHPP Clinical and Operations Management Section were asked what their greatest challenge was, their overwhelming response was managing accountability. Section leader, Bridget Montana, shares a four-step strategy that she has personally found to be effective. NHPCO Honors Exemplary Hospice Service A Message From Don Member News and Notes Compliance Tip Videos Worth Watching Winning Entries From the 2012 Creative Arts Contest! Hospice in the Continuum In September, Hospice & Palliative Care of Cape Cod underwent a comprehensive rebranding initiative, changing its name to HopeHealth to better reflect its expansion of services and geographic footprint. That growth has included the introduction of a home-based primary care practice called Hope HouseCalls. In this Q&A, chief growth officer, Lise Lambert, discusses the new program. Happy Holidays From All of Us at the National Center for Care at the End of Life: NHPCO, NHF, FHSSA and HAN.

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

Newsline - December 2012
Reframing Advance Care Planning
A Message From Don
Free ACP Symposium
Choosing Wisely Initiative
Succession Planning
NHPCO Honors Exemplary Hospice Service
Hospice in the Continuum
10 Ways to Help Hospice
The Voice of NCHPP
Managing Accountability
My.NHPCO: A Great Resource for Managers
Simione: Solving Your Hospice Challenges (display ad)
Add CGAs to Your Giving Menu (display ad)
Winning Entries from the 2012 Creative Arts Contest
Member News and Notes
Compliance Tip
2013 MLC Plenary Speakers (display ad)
Videos Worth Watching
Resource Links to Bookmark

NewsLine - December 2012