An educational summit was hosted on November 10, 2011 by Kokua Mau - Hawaii Hospice and Palliative Care Organization.
Chronic and terminal illness is the leading challenge for health care today in terms of quality, cost, and satisfaction. Our goal is to bring together individuals and organizations with the shared passion for creating opportunities to transform health care and reduce suffering for the seriously ill in Hawai‘i. This will be a day of learning, networking, strategy sessions, and new opportunities.
Who should attend?
People caring for those who are seriously ill and those who need to understand the issues they are facing. This includes health care executives, administrators, legislators, doctors, nurses, social workers, case managers, chaplains and family care givers.
Many thanks to our sponsors for helping make this Eduational Summit possible:
Palliative Care: A Tool for Transformation. Rae Seitz, MD, Medical Director, HMSA
Under Discussion: Providing better healthcare for the chronically ill.
HMSA's New Quality Improvement Program in Hospitals. Hilton Raethel, Senior Vice President, HMSA
Kokua Mau and the evolution of hospice and palliative care in Hawai‘i. Linda Axtell-Thompson, MBA, MA, Asst. Vice President, Office of Strategy Management, HMSA
Current Initiatives in Hawai‘i – We have reached the tipping point. Jeannette Koijane, MPH, Executive Director, Kokua Mau
Lunch/Meet the Experts
POLST: A Systems Overview. Kenneth L. Zeri, RN, MS, President & CPO, Hospice Hawai‘i
The Hidden Wholeness - Clarence Liu, MDiv, Pacific Health Ministries
What happens next? Opportunities for collaboration. Geoff Galbraith, MD, Medical Director, Hospice Hawai‘i,
Learning Objectives - At the end of the program, participants will be able to:
All speakers listed in the Kokua Mau Educational Summit Program have confirmed their participation. Biographies from our speakers are available.
Please note: The summit was a green conference. No printed materials were distributed at the Summit.
Summit Materials to download (sorry, no longer available)
Summit flyers (please download, print and post)