Halamandaris Names Wehri to Join the National Association for Home Care & Hospice and the Hospice Association of America
March 25, 2011 03:54 PM
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Barbara D. Woolley
National Association for Home Care & Hospice
WASHINGTON D.C. (March 25, 2011) – Val J. Halamandaris, President, National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC), today announced that Katie Wehri has agreed to join NAHC’s team and the Hospice Association of America (HAA). Ms. Wehri has over 20 years experience in the hospice industry and has worked in a variety of settings including hospital based and that of the community-based hospice. These hospices consisted of inpatient unit, pediatric hospice and palliative care services. Most recently she has worked for the Indiana Association for Home and Hospice Care.
“We are proud to have Katie Wehri join the NAHC team,” said Val J. Halamandaris. “There are few people who have the experience, in-depth knowledge and respect in the hospice field.”
“I’m proud to be taking on this new opportunity with NAHC and the HAA,” said Ms. Wehri.
“It’s great to have Katie on the team,” said Theresa Forster, Executive Director of HAA.
Under the arrangement announced today Ms. Wehri will undertake the following activities:
Provide guidance on Hospice operational management.
Respond to questions posed by members of NAHC and HAA.
Write monthly article on Hospice issues for CARING Magazine and contribute to the NAHC Report.
Identify and develop Hospice issues, programs and people for NAHC meetings.
Serve as a speaker on Hospice issues for NAHC and HAA.
Help produce videos and lead Chat Rooms discussions on Hospice.
The National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) is a nonprofit organization that represents the nation’s 33,000 home care and hospice organizations. NAHC also advocates for the more than two million nurses, therapists, aides and other caregivers employed by such organizations to provide in-home services each year to some 10 million Americans who are infirm, chronically ill, disabled and dying. Along with its advocacy, NAHC is committed to excellence in every respect and provides information to help its members maintain the highest quality of care. To learn more about NAHC, visit www.nahc.org and www.caring.org.
The Hospice Association of America (HAA) is a national organization representing thousands of hospices, caregivers and volunteers who serve terminally ill patients and their families. Recently ranked the most effective health care trade organization on Capitol Hill by congressional offices, HAA advocate the industry’s interests before Congress, the regulatory agencies, other national organizations, the courts, the media, and the public. The association serves hospices that are freestanding and community-based, as well as those affiliated with home care agencies and hospitals. HAA’s members are both Medicare-certified and all-volunteer hospices. HAA is an affiliate of the National Association for Home Care & Hospice. To learn more about HAA, visit www.nahc.org/haa/.