Press Conference to Share Study Showing Extreme Distances Nurses Travel to Care for Those in Need

Dec 14, 2015, 15:48 ET from Foundation for Hospice and Homecare

WASHINGTON, Dec. 14, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released by the Foundation for Hospice and Homecare:

WHO: Val Halamandaris, President, National Association for Home Care & Hospice, along with Bill Dombi, Vice President for Law, National Association for Home Care & Hospice will present the findings of the study undertaken to show the miles traveled by home care nurses.

Former Senator Mark Begich, President and CEO of the Foundation for Hospice and Homecare will present the background and purpose of the Foundation.

Remarks from Max Richtman, J.D., President and CEO, National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare, Washington, DC

Personal stories about the extensive travel undertaken to provide home care from the following individuals:

Lisa Harvey-McPherson, RN, MBA, MPPM, Vice President, Government Relations and Chief Advocacy Officer, EMHS, Brewer, Maine

Brad Garpestad, Chief Operating Officer, Benefits Spectrum Medical, Great Falls, Montana

Karen Marshall Thompson, Director of Home Health Services, Southern Ohio Medical Center, Portsmouth, Ohio

Eric Masters, Vice President of Marketing, Relias Learning, Cary, North Carolina

Karen Thomas, President, Oxford HealthCare, Springfield, Missouri

Lisa Jean Long, Owner & CEO, Patience Home Health Care, San Antonio, Texas

WHAT: Most Americans have no idea how many miles our nurses, therapists and aides travel to care for the aged, infirm, disabled and dying.

Five health care professionals will share their stories about the extreme travel and time required to reach those living in rural and underserved areas, as well as the consequences of what would happen to these patients if they were not able to be seen on a timely basis in their remote residences.

WHEN: Tuesday, December 15, 10 a.m.

WHERE: Murrow Room
The National Press Club
529 14th St. NW, 13th Floor
Washington, DC 20045

ABOUT: The Foundation for Hospice and Homecare was created in 1982 and is a 501(c)(3) organization. The Foundation was established to advance the practice of high-quality home and hospice care, as well as expand availability and increase public awareness of these vital services, through education; development of certification and accreditation standards; development of home care and hospice quality standards; strengthening and encouraging the conduct of ethical standards in delivering home care and hospice services and research. 

Media Contact: Ed Cowling
Gordon C. James Public Relations
202/293-1988 o, 202/486-4422 c   


SOURCE Foundation for Hospice and Homecare