Don’t miss out on our next virtual Lunch & Learn Program on Friday, October 8th, from 12 to 1pm. Patricia Fogelman, Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP), will be sharing information about the transformational Palliative Care initiatives she has been involved with at Guthrie Clinics. Dr. Fogelman is the System Medical Director of Palliative Medicine for Guthrie Clinics, a rural health system in northern Pennsylvania and the Southern Tier of NYS. She will highlight what Palliative Care is, the four organizing principles of whole person care, and the science behind Palliative Care and its focus on the quality of life. She will share Guthrie’s experience with transformative activities in Palliative Care such as the Children’s Resource Library, as well as anecdotes that provide a glimpse into the world of Palliative Care.
Under Dr. Fogelman’s leadership, the Palliative Care Program at Guthrie Clinics has tripled consult volume, reduced length of stay, and demonstrated high rates of advanced directive completion. Her successes at Guthrie include creating an enduring high visibility for Palliative Care with:
- formalized palliative care education for providers, nursing and ancillary staff
- community outreach
- development of a resource library for children and caregivers
- engaged partnerships with the hospitalist, critical care, emergency medicine and oncology service lines
All of these practices are aimed at improving the care of the most vulnerable population.
About the Speaker:
Patricia Fogelman DNP is the System Medical Director of Palliative Medicine for Guthrie Clinics, a rural health system in northern Pennsylvania and the southern tier of NYS. Under Dr. Fogelman’s leadership, the Palliative Care program has tripled consult volume, reduced length of stay and demonstrated high rates of advanced directive completion. Dr. Fogelman was recruited to Guthrie after 12 years at Geisinger Health System, a not-for-profit rural health system in north central Pennsylvania, where she worked in the division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine along with Palliative Medicine. At Geisinger, she launched the nation’s first Pulmonary-Palliative Clinic for advanced lung disease management and established a system wide Task Force for advanced illness planning. Dr. Fogelman is the author of numerous articles and multiple chapters in the Oxford University Press’ Palliative Care Nursing textbooks and a member of the national faculty for the American Association of Colleges of Nursing’s End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium (ELNEC) project, a national and international education initiative to improve palliative care, where she teaches the Critical Care, APRN and Oncology APRN tracks. She received her BA at SUNY Geneseo, her BSN and MSN at Pace University/Pleasantville NY campus and her Doctorate at Columbia University. She values working in collaborative systems, incorporating clinical innovation with advanced medical techniques, and is a passionate educator to advance the care and support of patients of chronic and advanced clinical needs due to illness. Her successes at Guthrie include creating an enduring high visibility for Palliative Care with formalized palliative care education for providers, nursing and ancillary staff, community outreach and most importantly, an engaged partnerships with the hospitalist, critical care, emergency medicine and oncology service lines to improve the care of the most vulnerable population of patients. Her clinical interests include EMR integration, Palliative interventions for advanced lung disease and Bridging Gaps in Complex Communications. Her personal Interests include holistic healing, baking, Boxer dogs and amateur photography.