The ‘Events’ Category

Keynote Speakers Announced
Posted on 06.25.15 in Events, News

On October 20 and 21, 2015, Lake Superior Hospice and Lake Superior Palliative Medicine will be hosting the Third Annual Upper Great Lakes Palliative Care and Hospice Conference, “Hope. Honesty. Humility. Healing.” The conference will be held on the campus of Northern Michigan University in the University Center Great Lakes Rooms. This two day event features keynote presentations, concurrent sessions, and interactive preconference workshops. Lake Superior Hospice and Lake Superior Palliative Medicine are pleased to announce the three keynote speakers for the upcoming conference.

Kari Sederburg Kari Sederburg, MPAKari Sederburg is the executive director for the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, Aging and Adult Services Agency.In that role, she serves as the chief advocate for over 2 million older adults in Michigan, directing nearly $100 million in federal and state funding for aging programs, and is helping to shape policies that provide older adults and adults with disabilities with services they need.She formerly served as director of the Michigan Office of Services to the Aging, a position to which Gov. Rick Snyder appointed her in 2011.She has also served as director of public policy for the Michigan Nonprofit Association, vice president for marketing and communications at the Gerontology Network in Grand Rapids, a senior account executive at The Rossman Group, and as program officer for the Detroit Local Initiatives Support Corporation.
Dr. Arif Kamal Dr. Arif Kamal, M.D.Dr. Arif Kamal is the Director of Quality and Outcomes for the Duke Cancer Institute at Duke University, an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Medical Oncology and Duke Palliative Care, and a health services researcher studying the link between high quality care and improved outcomes.  He completed medical school within the 6-Year combined BA/MD program at the University of Missouri – Kansas City, internal medicine residency and hospice and palliative medicine fellowship at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, and hematology/oncology fellowship at Duke University.  He also holds a Masters in Health Science in Clinical Research from Duke University and is pursuing an Executive MBA in Health Management from University of Massachusetts – Amherst.  He currently holds grant funding from the Cambia Foundation, Retirement Research Foundation, National Institutes of Health/National Institute of Nursing Research, and Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.  He has authored over 45 manuscripts and editorials on topics related to palliative care and quality.
 Joseph Piccione Joseph Piccione, S.Th.D.  

Bio coming soon…


We know this conference will bring likeminded people together from throughout the Upper Peninsula, Northern Lower Peninsula and Northeast Wisconsin with an anticipated attendance of up to 175 healthcare practitioners, community leaders and others interested in hospice and palliative care.  On October 20th, we will be offering a community keynote presentation to the conference attendees and the greater community from 3:30-5:00 p.m, which will discuss crossing common barriers through collaboration. Other topics to be presented at the conference will include ethical dilemmas, spirituality, first responders, exchange of health information in the U.P., and medication discontinuation, to name a few. A diverse, expert panel of presenters from the area as well as experts from the national level will bring this information to attendees. Early Bird registration is open now until August10th.











Volunteers Help with Spring Cleanup
Posted on 05.14.15 in Events, News

The winter months are finally behind us and the lush green grass, blossoming flowers, and budding trees have begun to reveal themselves as the summer months approach. Yesterday, a group of volunteers and staff members worked together to clean up our grounds by picking up trash, digging up weeds, laying down new soil, trimming trees and flower bushes, and raking leaves. Although it was a slightly chilly day, with the sun shining and mini Hershey’s chocolates and Kit-Kat bars to satisfy our taste buds, it made for an enjoyable and productive evening!

I would like to thank the following volunteers who participated in the Spring Cleanup: Gwen Timmons, Elizabeth Wayne (and her son), Kristi Link, and Erin Stilwell. Their willingness to help in any way is just one of the many reasons I am proud of our volunteers and all they do for Lake Superior Hospice and our community.

-Kymber Beltrame
Volunteer Coordinator



Volunteer, Kristi Link, helps to pull the unwanted weeds from the garden.

Volunteer, Kristi Link, helps to pull the unwanted weeds from the garden.

Volunteer, Gwen Timmons, is tending to her flowers she's planted over the years.

Volunteer, Gwen Timmons, is tending to her flowers she’s planted over the years.

New soil & Shovel

A new layer of soil to help the flowers bloom.

From L to R: Gwen Timmons, Sue Kitti, and Erin Stilwell.

From L to R: Gwen Timmons, Sue Kitti, and Erin Stilwell.

All smiles as the Spring Cleanup comes to an end. From L to R: Volunteers, Erin Stilwell, Gwen Timmons, and Elizabeth Wayne (with her son). Volunteer Coordinator, Kymber Beltrame

All smiles as the Spring Cleanup comes to an end.
From L to R: Volunteers, Erin Stilwell, Gwen Timmons, and Elizabeth Wayne (with her son). Volunteer Coordinator, Kymber Beltrame

Relay for Life of Marquette County: Team Lake Superior Hospice
Posted on 04.22.15 in Events, News

Lake Superior Hospice is taking part in Marquette County’s Relay for Life event! The employees and volunteers of Lake Superior Hospice are asking for your help in our fundraising efforts. Donations can be made online after joining our team, or by stopping into our office location! You do not have to be present at the event in order to be a part of our team. All proceeds go towards American Cancer Society (ACS).

Follow this link and join Lake Superior Hospice in their efforts to fight cancer!

LSH Relay for Life

Date of Event: Friday, June 12th and Saturday, June 13th

Time: 4 p.m.—10 a.m.

Where: Al Quaal Recreation Area, Ishpeming, MI

Theme: Carnival of Hope

Lake Superior Hospice Team Captain: Glenda Christian

Discover a Different
Kind of Care
  • National Nurses Week at Lake Superior Hospice means celebrating the excellent care, compassion, and commitment that each of our nurses display every day. Our nurses are exceptional in all that they do and their passion for helping our patients shines through their work. They go above and beyond for our patients and their families; whether it’s providing symptom management, support for the family, making arrangements to fulfill last wishes, and so much more! We are grateful to have an incredible group of nurses as members of our hospice team.

    Lake Superior Hospice would like to thank the following nurses who are a part of our clinical staff: Becky Shauver, Carol Blashill, Lynn Johnson, Lisa Johnson, Eileen Smit, Christy Maki, Glenda Christian, Julie Higbie, Nichol Hewitt, Louise Wilcox, and Denise Gallippo.