The next Hospice Council meeting will be held at Muriale’s in Fairmont on April 4th, 2019 and the topic is marketing hospice. There will be networking for marketing and outreach staff in the morning concurrent with the business meeting. The volunteer committee will also meet.
On August 8th, 2019 Jennifer Kennedy from NHPCO will be presenting a Regulatory and Quality Update. More information will be emailed to members closer to the time.
The November 2018 meeting of the Hospice Council of West Virginia was held at Muriale’s Restaurant in Fairmont. The educational topic was “The Opioid Epidemic: Ethics and Evidence” presented by Dr. Ryan Wakim, a psychiatrist who works with patients with substance use disorders. There was networking in the morning for hospice teams and discussion about how WV’s opioid epidemic is impacting them and how they solve problems, prevent drug diversion and manage pain.
At the annual meeting Cynthia Bougher, CEO of Valley Hospice was elected President for a second term (2019-20). Debbie Williamson will serve a second term as Secretary.