Improving Care for the End of Life, Online Edition The Washington Home Center for Palliative Care Studies

Sourcebook : Improving Care for the End of Life : Contributors

The Core Team
Phil Higgins, MS candidate, Center to Improve Care of the Dying
Andrea Kabcenell, RN, MPH, Institute for Healthcare Improvement
Janice Lynch Schuster, writer, Americans for Better Care of the Dying
Joanne Lynn, MD, MA, MS, Center to Improve Care of the Dying
Casey Milne, RN, BSN, CCM, CMC, Resource Connectors, Ltd., and Center to Improve Care of the Dying
Lisa Spear, Center to Improve Care of the Dying
Anne Wilkinson, PhD, MS, Center to Improve Care of the Dying

Contributors
Felicia Cohn, PhD, National Research Council/Institute of Medicine
Janet Heald Forlini, JD, Abt Associates
Nicole Makosky Fowler, MHSA, Presbyterian Senior Care (Oakmont, PA)
Joan Harrold, MD, Hospice of Lancaster County (Lancaster, PA)
Michelle Jacobs, MPH candidate, Center to Improve Care of the Dying
Tom Nolan, PhD, and Kevin Nolan, MS, Associates in Process Improvement
Christina Puchalski, MD, Center to Improve Care of the Dying

Special Thanks to Many Others, Including:
Samira Beckwith, ACSW, Hope Hospice and Palliative Care (Fort Myers, FL)
Paul Brenner, Jacob Perlow Hospice (New York, NY)
Harvey Max Chochinov, MD, PhD, University of Manitoba (Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada)
June Dahl, PhD, University of Wisconsin (Madison, WI)
Charlotte Eichna, student intern, Center to Improve Care of the Dying
Betty Ferrell, PhD, City of Hope (Duarte, CA)
Ellen Fox, MD, Department of Veterans Affairs
Stephen Franey, FAACT (Portland, OR)
Barbara Kreling, Center to Improve Care of the Dying
Nancy Persily, George Washington University Medical Center
J. Donald Schumacher, PsyD, Center for Hospice and Palliative Care (Cheektowaga, NY)
Sherri Solomon, RN, BSN, MPA, Hospice of Michigan (Southfield, MI)
Bill Thar, MD, MPH, Franklin Health, Inc. (Upper Saddle River, NJ)
Susan Tolle, MD, Oregon Health Services University (Portland, OR)
Vincent Jay Vanston, MD, Mercy Health Partners (Scranton, PA)

Faculty: IHI Breakthrough Collaborative on Care at the End of Life Series Planning Group
Joanne Lynn, MD, MA, MS, Chair
Andrea Kabcenell, RN, MPH, Collaborative Director
Margaret Campbell, MSN, CNS, Detroit Receiving Hospital (Detroit, MI)
Carolyn Cassin, MPA, VistaCare (Scottsdale, AZ)
Richard Della Penna, MD, Kaiser Permanente (San Diego, CA)
Perry Fine, MD, University of Utah (Salt Lake City, UT)
Connie A. Jastremski, MS, MBA, RN, SUNY College of Nursing (Syracuse, NY)
Timothy Keay, MD, University of Maryland School of Medicine (Baltimore, MD)
Tom Nolan, PhD, Associates in Process Improvement (Silver Spring, MD)
Thomas Smith, MD, Medical College of Virginia/ Massey Cancer Center (Richmond, VA)
Neil Wenger, MD, UCLA School of Medicine (Los Angeles, CA)
Anne Wilkinson, PhD, MS, Center to Improve Care of the Dying

Participants: IHI Breakthrough Collaborative on Care at the End of Life
Albemarle Home Care/Albemarle Hospice (Elizabeth City, NC)
Allina Health System (Roseville, MN)
Balm of Gilead (Birmingham, AL)
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (Boston, MA)
Cedars-Sinai Health System(Los Angeles, CA)
Clarian Health Partners (Indianapolis, IN)
Community Hospitals Indianapolis (Indianapolis, IN)
Community Memorial Hospital (Menomonee Falls, WI)
Coney Island Hospital (Brooklyn, NY)
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center (Lebanon, NH)
Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center (Dayton, OH)
Elmhurst Hospital Center (Queens, NY)
Fairview Health System (Minneapolis, MN)
Franciscan Health System (Tacom a, WA)
George Washington University Medical Center (Washington, DC)
Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center (Phoenix, AZ)
Gunderson Lutheran (La Crosse, WI)
Hamot Medical Center (Erie, PA)
HealthPartners (Bloomington, MN)
Hope Hospice and Palliative Care (Fort Myers, FL)
Hospice at Greensboro and the Moses Cone Health System(Greensboro, NC)
Hospice of the Blue Grass (Lexington, KY)
Hospice of Michigan (Southfield, MI)
Hospice of PalmBeach County, Inc. (West PalmBeach, FL)
Hospice Care of Rhode Island (Pawtucket, RI)
Kaiser Permanente, San Diego (San Diego, CA)
M. D. Anderson Cancer Center (Houston, TX)
Massey Cancer Center at Virginia Commonwealth University (Richmond, VA)
Mercy Health Partners (Scranton, PA)
North Kansas City Hospital (North Kansas City, MO)
On Lok Senior Health Services (San Francisco, CA)
Palliative Care Center of the North Shore (Evanston, IL)
Parkland Health and Hospital System(Dallas, TX)
Pediatric Advanced Cancer Team–Children’s Hospital/Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (Boston, MA)
Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Centre (Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada)
Saint Thomas Health Services (Nashville, TN)
San Diego Hospice (San Diego, CA)
Seton Medical Center (Austin, TX)
St. Joseph Hospital (Orange, CA)
St. Mary’s Hospital Medical Center (SSM) (Madison, WI)
St. Mary’s Health Center/SSM Health Care System(St. Louis, MO)
Strong Memorial Hospital (Rochester, NY)
UCLA Medical Center (Los Angeles, CA)
United Hospital (Allina Health Systems) (St. Paul, MN)
University of Utah Hospitals and Clinics (Salt Lake City, UT)
VA Medical Center (Gainesville, FL)
Wishard Health Services (Indianapolis, IN)
Wyoming Valley Health Care System (Wilkes-Barre, PA)

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This online version of the book Improving Care for the End of Life: A Sourcebook for Health Care Managers and Clinicians is provided with permission of Americans for Better Care of the Dying [ www.abcd-caring.org ] and Oxford University Press. All rights reserved.

For further information on quality improvement in end-of-life care visit The Washington Home Center for Palliative Care Studies [ www.medicaring.org ].

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