NAHC Statement on the 2022 Private Duty Leadership Summit

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media Contact: Thomas Threlkeld
Director of Communications, NAHC
202-547-7424/tom@nahc.org

NAHC Statement on the 2022 Private Duty Leadership Summit

Washington, D.C. – It is with regret that the National Association for Home Care & Hospice must announce that the 2022 Private Duty Leadership Summit, originally scheduled as an in-person event from February 22-24, 2022, in Hilton Head, South Carolina, will move forward as a virtual event.

This decision was not made lightly and we are enormously grateful for the support people have shown for the private duty home care community. However, despite considerable enthusiasm for the Leadership Summit, we have heard back from many who wanted to attend that the ongoing COVID-19 epidemic and the now-dominant Omicron variant that is more contagious than previous variants, has created unprecedented stress on already depleted workforces, making travel and time away from patients simply impossible.

“This was a very difficult decision to make and everyone at NAHC is disappointed that it became necessary to change the Leadership Summit from an in-person event to a virtual event said NAHC President William A. Dombi. “We have an incredible program to offer, however the safety of our guests and faculty, and of their patients, is of paramount importance.”

We plan to present much of the Leadership Summit content as webinars free to NAHC members, so please look for more information as those plans are finalized.

We have begun processing refunds for registrations, and everyone who registered will receive a full refund.

Once again, thank you to everyone who planned to be a part of the community of private duty home care professionals at the 2022 Leadership Summit and for supporting the National Association for Home Care & Hospice. We hope to see you soon.

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About National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC)

The National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) is the voice of home care and hospice. NAHC represents the nation’s 33,000 home care and hospice providers, along with the more than two million nurses, therapists, and aides they employ. These caregivers provide vital services to Americans who are aged, disabled, and ill. Some 12 million patients depend on home care and hospice providers, who depend on NAHC for the best in advocacy, education, and information. NAHC is a nonprofit organization that helps its members maintain the highest standards of care. To learn more, visit nahc.org.