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Saint Mary’s Hospice and Palliative Care host free seminars during National Hospice Week



Saint Mary’s Hospice will host two free seminars to bring awareness to National Hospice and Palliative Care Week taking place Nov. 14 through Nov. 20.  Interested community members are invited to learn more about the programs Saint Mary’s offers, including bereavement support groups, family sessions and volunteer training.  In addition to hosting two free seminars, Saint Mary’s Hospice will have an information booth at 645 N. Arlington Street from Monday, Nov. 15 to Thursday, Nov. 18 between the hours of 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

During the national awareness week, medical director, Dr. Kelle Brogan will host two free seminars on “Handling Difficult Conversations.”  The seminars will provide information on talking with family members about end of life decisions.  The first seminar will take place on Tuesday, Nov. 16 from noon to 1:30 p.m. and will include lunch.  The second seminar will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 17 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and will include dinner and wine service.  Both seminars will be hosted at Saint Mary’s at 645 N. Arlington Ave, Auditoriums A and B.  Physician Ethics CME’s and Nursing CEU’s are available for professionals.

Saint Mary’s Hospice has been serving the northern Nevada region for over 30 years and gives patients the support and comfort they need to live a fuller, more meaningful life, even in the wake of a life-threatening illness.  Through the hospice philosophy, Saint Mary’s provides patients and family members with the tools and guidance necessary in understanding and dealing with the grieving process.

To register for a “Handling Difficult Conversations” seminar, contact Lindsey Gray at 770-6003 by noon on Friday, Nov. 12. For more information about Saint Mary’s Hospice and Palliative Care services, visit saintmarysreno.org.

About Saint Mary’s Regional Medical Center
In 2010 Saint Mary’s celebrates 102 years of delivering compassionate, high-quality, affordable health services to northern Nevada. Founded in 1908 by the Dominican Sisters of San Rafael, Saint Mary’s is a member of the Catholic Healthcare West family of hospitals and medical centers in Arizona, California, and Nevada. As a fully integrated, faith-based healthcare system with 380 licensed beds, approximately 2,300 employees, 850 affiliated physicians, and 300 volunteers, Saint Mary’s provides a wide variety of inpatient, outpatient, and community services to go Well Beyond for the community we serve.  For more information, please visit www.saintmarysreno.org.

About Catholic Healthcare West
Catholic Healthcare West (CHW) is the eighth largest hospital system in the nation and the largest not-for-profit hospital provider in California. Founded in 1986, the CHW network of more than 10,000 physicians and approximately 53,000 employees serves a population spanning 22 million people at 41 hospitals across California, Arizona, and Nevada. CHW is committed to delivering compassionate, high-quality, affordable health care services with special attention to the poor and underserved. In 2008, CHW provided $967 million in charity care, community benefits, and unreimbursed patient care. For more information, please visit our website at www.chwHEALTH.org.

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