WSHA Readmissions and Palliative Care Learning Collaborative Webinar - Speaker: Gregg VandeKieft, MD November 29, 2018

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    November 29, 2018 Readmissions Safe Table Webinar

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    Readmissions and Palliative Care
    Learning Collaborative Webinar

    Thursday, November 29, 2018 | 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. AKDT


         At the conclusion of this presentation, participants will be able to: 

    • Define palliative care
    • Describe the role of palliative care as supportive care for patients with serious illness and/or multiple complex comorbidities 
    • List ways that palliative care can help reduce hospital readmission rates

    Featured Speaker

    Gregg VandeKieft, MD, MA, FAAFP, FAAHPM

    Gregg VandeKieft is the Southwest Washington Regional Medical for Palliative Care for Providence St. Joseph Health (PSJH), with responsibilities for inpatient palliative care consult services in Olympia and Centralia, and an outpatient palliative care clinic in Lacey. He also serves as Associate Medical Director for the Providence Institute for Human Caring in Torrance, CA, with clinical oversight for the Palliative Practice Group, supporting palliative care programs for over 50 acute care hospitals and 800 ambulatory clinics in the seven states served by PSJH. 

    He received the 2018 Hastings Center Cunniff-Dixon Physician Award in the Senior Physician category, the 2017 Stuart J. Farber Award for Excellence in Hospice and Palliative Care from the Washington State Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, and the 2017 Health Care Champions Distinguished Service Award from the Thurston-Mason County Medical Society and the Thurston Chamber.

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    If you have any questions or connection difficulties, please contact Josh Russell at or 206-577-1870.

    WSHA Safe Tables are available exclusively to WSHA systems, hospitals, physicians. They are also open to organizations participating in the WSHA/ASHNHA Partnership for Patients, including Alaska State Hospital and Nursing Home Association members.

    WSHA encourages your hospital to extend this invitation to your program providers, leaders and staff involved with ReadmissionsYou will have the opportunity to ask questions and discuss issues pertinent to your region and your organization. We look forward to your participation. Thank you!

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