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Second Annual Hops for Hospice Scheduled for November
Posted on 10.10.14 in Events, News

Lake Superior Hospice is hosting its second annual Hops for Hospice, a fundraising event to benefit the Lake Superior Hospice Patient Care Fund. The event will be held on Wednesday, November 5th from 6:30pm – 8:30pm at the Ore Dock Brewing Co. at 114 Spring St in downtown Marquette. Guests will be able to enjoy an assortment of beer from the Ore Dock Brewing Company and food from Vango’s. Tickets are $35 per person and are available for purchase at Lake Superior Hospice located at 914 W Baraga Ave Marquette. Only 200 tickets will be sold for the event. Price of admission will include the opportunity to participate in a drawing for a chance to win a $100 gift certificate to Elizabeth’s Chop House and a one night’s stay at the Holiday Inn including continental breakfast. A 50/50 raffle and live and silent auctions will be held throughout the night of the event.

 

All proceeds raised will go to benefit the Lake Superior Hospice Patient Care Fund. The Patient Care Fund was established to help meet the needs of patients and their families while under the care of Lake Superior Hospice. Patients often have specific needs that would increase their quality of life and comfort but are not affordable for the family or covered by insurance. This fund will allow Lake Superior Hospice to assist in meeting these needs.



The Second Annual Upper Great Lakes Palliative Care and Hospice Conference Set for October
Posted on 09.30.14 in Events, News

Lake Superior Hospice in collaboration with Lake Superior Palliative Medicine is hosting its second annual Upper Great Lakes Regional Palliative Care and Hospice Conference “A Patient’s Right to Quality Care….Providing the Care Patients Desire and Deserve.” The conference is scheduled for October 21 & 22 at Northern Michigan University. Registration is now open for those seeking to deepen their knowledge and practice in hospice and palliative care. Registration is available at the rate of $125 for those who register before October 12th.

The focus of the conference includes advance care planning, ethical care options/treatments, and providing quality hospice care. Other topics presented at the conference will include the future of hospice and palliative care, MI-POST progress report, symptom management at end of life, evidence based advance care planning methods, palliative sedation, how palliative care is being used in the Upper Peninsula and legal issues surrounding end of life care.

A diverse, expert panel of presenters will bring this information to attendees. This conference will offer more than 20 distinguished speakers. Keynote speakers include Stephanie Anderson, a senior consultant/faculty for Respecting Choices at Gundersen Health System, Dr. Patrick T. Smith, an Ethics Coordinator for the Angela Hospice Care Center, and Dr. Tom Tomlinson, a Professor in the Department of Philosophy at Michigan State University.

“We are very pleased about the return of the Conference this October. The level of enthusiasm we have received from speakers, sponsors and attendees points to the need healthcare providers have for this conference,” said Kate LaBeau, Conference Chair. “We look forward to bringing together leaders in hospice and palliative care, to network and discover practices for life-long learning. In the end, this will not only allow us to better serve our patients, but serve them in the way they determine. We feel that a conference such as this is important as we work to change the way we practice healthcare in our communities.”

Sponsors for the event include Upper Peninsula Health Plan, Keweenaw Bay Indian Community, OSF St. Francis Hospital and Medical Group, Michigan State University College of Human Medicine Upper Peninsula Region, Hospice and Palliative Care Association of Michigan, The Michigan Center for Rural Health, Barrier Free Store, War Memorial Hospital, Geriatric Education Center of Michigan, Thrivent Financial, Bell Hospital, Aspirus Keweenaw Home Health and Hospice, Bishop Noa Home, NMU School of Nursing, Alzheimer’s Association Greater Michigan Chapter- U.P. Region, YMCA of Marquette County, Downtown Eye Care, and VAST.



Dates Set for Second Annual Upper Great Lakes Palliative Care and Hospice Conference
Posted on 07.30.14 in Events, News

On October 21 and 22, 2014, Lake Superior Hospice and Lake Superior Palliative Medicine will be hosting its Second Annual Upper Great Lakes Palliative Care and Hospice Conference, “A Patient’s Right to Quality Care… Providing Care Patients Desire and Deserve.” The conference will be held on the campus of Northern Michigan University in the University Center. The conference will grow this year to two days and features keynote presentations, concurrent sessions, and preconference, interactive workshops. On the evening of October 21st, we will be offering a presentation to the conference attendees and the greater community to discuss what truly can be represented in an advance care plan that is meaningful and individualized. Other topics to be presented at the conference will include ethical dilemmas, end of life Veterans programs in the U.P., symptom management skills, evidence based advance care planning methods, coping with grief, and legal issues surrounding end of life care. General registration is available at the rate of $125 for those who register through October 12th.



Keynote Speakers Announced
Posted on 05.19.14 in Events, News

On October 21 and 22, 2014, Lake Superior Hospice and Lake Superior Palliative Medicine will be hosting its Second Annual Upper Great Lakes Palliative Care and Hospice Conference, “A Patient’s Right to Quality Care… Providing Care Patients Desire and Deserve.” The conference will be held on the campus of Northern Michigan University in the University Center. The conference will grow this year to two days and features keynote presentations, concurrent sessions, and preconference, interactive workshops. Lake Superior Hospice and Lake Superior Palliative Medicine are pleased to announce their three keynote speakers for the upcoming conference.

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Stephanie Anderson, MSN, RN, CHPN

Stephanie Anderson is a Senior Consultant/Faculty for Respecting Choices at Gundersen Health System. Prior to joining Gundersen Health System, Andersen served in a variety of administrative and clinical roles in hospice and palliative care, home care and case management, including leadership positions within the Ethics and Post-Acute Care Committees at St. Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, as well as on the Board of Directors for Hospice and Palliative Care Association of Iowa and its Palliative Care Advisory Committee.

Anderson has been an Advance Care Planning Instructor for Respecting Choices since 2009 and became a POLST (Physician Orders for Life-sustaining Treatment) faculty member for Respecting Choices at Gundersen Health System in October 2012. She initiated and co-chaired the Iowa Physician Orders for Scope of Treatment (IPOST) movement. She believes identifying and respecting a patient’s healthcare treatment goals should be the top priority to delivering exceptional person and family centered care.

smith-1Patrick T. Smith, MDiv, MA, PhD

Patrick Smith, PhD is the Ethics Coordinator for the Angela Hospice Care Center in Livonia, MI and a Research Fellow in Medical Ethics through the Division of Medical Ethics, Harvard Medical School, and Harvard University. He also is an Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Theology at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, South Hampton, MA.

Along with regional commitments, he is dedicated to global education having taught courses and provided lectures to medical professionals, educators, and community and government leaders, and clergy in Kitwe, Zambia; Johannesburg, South Africa; Nairobi, Kenya, and various regions in the West Indies.

He serves on the Board of Directors for the Hospice and Palliative Care Association of Michigan, the ethics advisory council for the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO), the Boston Children’s Hospital Ethics Advisory Committee, and the Community Ethics Committee sponsored by Harvard Ethics Leadership Group. His general academic and research areas are in ethical theory, end-of-life medical ethics, hospice palliative care, and theological ethics.

TomlinsonTom Tomlinson, PhD

Tom Tomlinson, PhD, is a Professor in the Department of Philosophy at Michigan State University and in the Center for Ethics and Humanities in the Life Sciences, College of Human Medicine, where he serves as Director.

Dr. Tomlinson has taught health care ethics to medical, nursing, and veterinary students since 1981. In addition, he teaches graduate courses in the Department of Philosophy. He regularly speaks to professional and public audiences on a variety of topics. He provides consultation to Michigan hospitals and health professionals, and serves on the Ethics Committees of Sparrow Hospital and McLaren General Lansing.

His recent publications cover issues concerning futile resuscitation, the duty to provide care to patients with deadly infectious diseases, determinations of death in organ donation protocols, and donors’ control over research uses of their de-identified tissue and data. In July of 2012, his book, Methods in Medical Ethics: Critical Perspectives was published by Oxford University Press.

 

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 the evening of October 21st, we will be offering a presentation to the conference attendees and the greater community to discuss what truly can be represented in an advance care plan that is meaningful and individualized. Other topics to be presented at the conference will include ethical dilemmas, end of life Veterans programs in the U.P., symptom management skills, evidence based advance care planning methods, coping with grief, and legal issues surrounding end of life care. 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 set to open on June 2, 2014.

 

 

 

 

 

 



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