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TCC Disaster Relief Fund Update

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On behalf of the patients, families, staff and volunteers of Scotland Regional Hospice, I would like to graciously thank The Carolina’s Center, NHPCO and all the members who may have contributed in assisting our agency in our recovery after Hurricane Florence through the TCC Disaster Relief Fund.

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As Hurricane Florence headed for North Carolina, it became more and more apparent that we were going to be in the line for heavy rains and wind.  We learned the hard way from Hurricane Matthew in 2016 and had planned well in advance this time to ensure our patients had […]

Addicted to ACP

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Rev. Dr. Mike Johnston is Director of Spiritual & Supportive Care at AnMed Health in Anderson, SC.  Prior to joining AnMed Health, Mike served in a similar role at Gaston Memorial Hospital in Gastonia, NC as well as two other hospitals in the Richmond, Va. area. Mike has served as Stated Supply Pastor at two small Presbyterian Church’s in NC and one small Presbyterian Church in Anderson. Mike and his wife Valerie have four children, one granddaughter and one grandson.

 

That is a pretty surprising title of a blog about Advanced Care Planning, especially by a hospital chaplain […]

Hurricane Florence

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In 2016 it was Hurricane Matthew. In 2017, as we drove to Asheville to attend The Carolina’s Center 41stAnnual Hospice and Palliative Care Conference most of Florida and Georgia were being pummeled by Hurricane Irma’s tropical force winds and torrential rain. In 2018 as we drove to Charlotte to attend The Carolina Centers 42ndAnnual Hospice and Palliative Care Conference the safety of our hospice patients, their families and our associates was top priority.  We were closely and continuously monitoring a category 4 Hurricane, Florence, and many had begun implementing storm preparedness preparations that week-end. As Hurricane Florence […]

Payment Models

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Janet Bull, MD, MBA, FAAHPM is the Chief Medical Officer at Four Seasons Compassion and holds a consultant assistant professorship at Duke University Medical Center. She is a Fellow of the AAHPM, board certified in hospice and palliative medicine and holds a hospice medical director certification. She is the current Past President of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine and has worked as a core member of the team for the Academy on the development of the Alternative Payment Model for Serious Illness Care.

Moving to an Alternative Payment Model

The transition from a fee for […]