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Mission - Hospice and Palliative Care Association of New York State


									Mission:   To promote the availability and
           accessibility of quality hospice and
           palliative care for all persons in
           New York State confronted with
           life-limiting illness.

                                                   May 2009 - May 2010

                                                  th Annual
Dear Friends and Colleagues,
                                                       Access to Quality End-of-Life Care
                   What an honor it is to              Access to quality end-of-life care is the keystone of HPCANYS’ mission.  Strides have been made through:
                   “ring in” our 30th Annual           Partnerships and collaborations—                  President/CEO Kathy McMahon                 compliance regarding seasonal
                   Celebration! HPCANYS not                                                              serves, has developed draft RFAs            and H1N1 flu vaccine regulatory
                                                       ●● HPCANYS Children’s Advisory
                   only celebrates 30 years of                                                           for two grants—1) Palliative Care           requirements is currently
                                                          Group served as a resource to the
                   accomplishments and success,                                                          Physician Educator and Champion             underway.
                                                          NYS Department of Health as they
                   but also recognizes, and even                                                                                                  ●● HPCANYS continues to
                                                          developed the provider application for         Program, and 2) Institute for Palliative
                   embraces, the challenges                                                              Care Faculty Development, which             participate in meetings of the
                   ahead as recently passed               pediatric palliative care services, now                                                    NYS Office of Aging’s Family
                                                                                                         will be released once regulations
                   health care reform legislation is      being implemented as a new service                                                         Caregiver Council.
                                                                                                         for palliative care certified medical
                   implemented.                           within the Care at Home I & II Waiver.                                                  ●● The Association is an active
                                                                                                         schools and residency programs are
                                                       ●● The Association’s Quality Task Force                                                       member of the coalition that
                   As you peruse this annual              offered assistance to NYS DOH as                                                           developed the Gold STAMP
                                                                                                      ●● We continue to work with the NYS
                  report, you’ll see that 2009-           they kicked-off phase one of their                                                         Program to reduce pressure
                                                                                                         Long-Term Care Restructuring Initiative
2010 was an eventful year, and 2010-2011                  Hospice Quality Initiative.                                                                ulcers in New York State.
                                                                                                         through our representation on the NY
promises to be the same. Access to quality             ●● Kathy McMahon and a number of                                                           ●● HPCANYS participates in the
                                                                                                         Connects Long Term Care Advisory
hospice and palliative care is our mission                HPCANYS members serve on the                                                               NYS Office for the Aging’s
and the driving force behind the Association’s            Technical Advisory Panel of the new                                                        ”Thinking Group” to help
                                                                                                      ●● NYS Cancer Consortium’s Palliative
Strategic Blueprint, drafted in the fall of 2009          AIM (Assess, Intervene, Measure)                                                           conceptualize the core design
                                                                                                         Care Program Committee is working
and now being implemented. It’s an ambitious              Project, a CMS quality project grant                                                       components for a new state
                                                                                                         on revising/updating the Palliative
undertaking, with several completed activities            awarded to New York’s IPRO.                                                                initiative to develop a Community
                                                                                                         Care Section of the NYS Cancer
reported on these pages, and more to come in           ●● Now in its seventh year, our                                                               Supports Navigator.
                                                                                                         Control Plan.
next year’s annual report.                                partnership with the Veterans                                                           ●● Several activities—a literature
                                                                                                      ●● The Association completed its third
                                                          Administration refocused its attention                                                     search and development of
                                                                                                         emergency preparedness contract
Through our dedicated Board of Trustees,                  on reinvigorating the regional HVP                                                         focus groups—designed to help
                                                                                                         with the NYS Department of Health
committed members, devoted staff, and strong,             partnerships.                                                                              integrate hospice and palliative
                                                                                                         to develop and present statewide
supportive partners, we have made a difference         ●● Through our collaboration with the NYS                                                     care into protocols for care of
                                                                                                         train-the-trainer sessions to implement
in end-of-life care in New York State. The number         Developmental Disabilities Planning                                                        chronically ill persons, are now
                                                                                                         palliative care/hospice resources
of patients receiving hospice care continues to           Council and NYSARC, we continue to                                                         underway with the support of the
                                                                                                         curriculum for health care providers
increase. The most recent data from the NYS               focus on making quality end-of-life                                                        Sage Colleges Department of
                                                                                                         of ventilator-ineligible patients.
Department of Health demonstrates that 43,747             care more accessible to individuals                                                        Nursing and University Buffalo
                                                                                                         Contract 4, focusing on: 1) building
patients received hospice care in 2008, an                with developmental disabilities.                                                           School of Social Work.
                                                                                                         HPN compliance capabilities and
increase of 2.8%. In 2008 9,551 nursing home           ●● The NYS Palliative Care Advisory
                                                                                                         2) promoting healthcare worker
residents received hospice services, an increase          Council, on which HPCANYS
of 3%.

HPCANYS will continue to be proactive to assure                                  COMMUNICATION
that all New Yorkers have access to quality end-of-
life care. I thank all of our supporters for helping                         HPCANYS…
us achieve the many successes highlighted on                                 ●● publishes a quarterly newsletter, The Reporter
the following pages.                                                         ●● e-mails a weekly electronic newsletter, Hospice News Network, to provider and allied association members

                                                                             ●● issues provider memos on need-to-know issues and topics to hospice and palliative care administrators

Sincerely,                                                                      on a timely basis
                                                                             ●● sends Quality of Life Matters, a quarterly physician’s newsletter to hospice medical directors

                                                                             ●● provides technical assistance to HPCANYS members on a wide range of topics

Kathy A. McMahon                                                             ●● offers Hospice market reports as a subscription service to its hospice members through its partnership

President and CEO                                                               with Hospice Analytics.
Public Policy                         ●● HPCANYS supported legislation            consultation provision in HR         ●● HPCANYS had two successful                   EDUCATION
2009-2010 brought some                   that would improve access to             3200 (America’s Affordable              “Hill Days,” as we took our
hard won achievements.  The              quality hospice and palliative           Health Choices Act of 2009).            message to Washington, D.C. in     ●● 2009 Annual Meeting -
Association’s advocacy team—             care:                                                                            December 2009 and April 2010.         “Embracing Change…
Public Policy Steering Committee,        ●● Pain Management Education          Federal Legislation & Regulation…       ●● Comments were submitted to
                                                                                                                                                                Transforming the Future” was
Federal Legislative & Regulatory            (A.5287/S.4387)                    ●● The Final Rule for the 2010             the Center for Medicare and           the theme for the two-day
Sub-committee, State Legislative         ●● Pain Management Safe Harbor           Wage Index lessened the effect          Medicaid Services (CMS) relative      conference, held May 28-29,
& Regulatory Sub-committee, and             (A.2263/S.4499)                       of Budget Neutrality Adjustment         to the Proposed Hospice Wage          2009 at the Saratoga Hilton
Government Relations Consultant          ●● Witness to Health Care Proxy          Factor phase-out by spreading           Index for FY 2010, including the      Hotel and Conference Center
Sandra Rivera—can be proud of               (S.1990/A.3787)                       the phase-out over seven years.         Budget Neutrality Adjustment          in Saratoga Springs, NY. Two
their many accomplishments.              ●● Components of the Home             ●● Although productivity factor            Factor phase-out.                     plenary speakers, and 29
                                            Care Accessibility and                adjustments to hospice               ●● We continue to monitor
                                                                                                                                                                concurrent workshops offered
In New York State…                          Efficiency Act (S.5179)               reimbursement, included in              MedPAC’s deliberations relative       topics that included symptom
●● After 17 years the Family Health   ●● HPCANYS continues to advocate            health care reform legislation,         to the Medicare Hospice benefit       management, open access, the
   Care Decisions Act (FHCDA) was        for making hospice accessible to         were somewhat mitigated in the          and will be proactive as changes      latest in palliative care, staff
   passed by the Assembly and            individuals enrolled in the Long         final bill, we continue to seek         to the hospice benefit are            renewal, bereavement, pediatric
   Senate and signed into law. The       Term Home Health Care (LTHHC)            relief from “double cuts.”              considered.                           hospice care, and fundraising.
   Association has already begun         program.                              ●● HPCANYS supported a number           ●● HPCANYS will be proactive
                                                                                                                                                                Over 300 hospice, palliative care
   advocating for amendments to       ●● Support for inclusion of hospice         of provisions in recently passed        as health care reform is              and allied professionals enjoyed
   allow surrogate decision making       and palliative care in medical           Health Care Reform legislation:         implemented.                          stimulating workshops and peer
   in community-based settings.          home models was presented at             ●● A 15-site concurrent care
                                                                                                                                                                interaction at the 29th Annual
●● The Association successfully          Senator Duane’s Medical Home                demonstration model;                                                       Interdisciplinary Meeting.
   advocated against proposed            Roundtable.                              ●● A concurrent care coverage for
                                                                                                                                                             ●● Pediatric ELNEC Training - This
   cuts in the 2009 Medicaid          ●● President/CEO Kathy McMahon                 children diagnosed with a life–                                            two day training was provided
   budget to hospices operated by        presented testimony at the New              limiting illness;                                                          in two locations, Buffalo and
   county departments of health.         York State Senate Committee              ●● Education and training
                                                                                                                                                                Manhattan. A version for
●● We submitted testimony on             on Aging’s Public Hearing on                programs in pain care; and                                                 pediatric palliative care nursing
   the Governor’s proposed               the advance care planning                ●● Research and treatment for
                                                                                                                                                                education, adapted from the
   2010 Medicaid budget, again                                                       pain management.                                                           ELNEC curriculum to provide
   protesting proposed cuts that                                                                                                                                current education and extensive
   would put hospices operated by                                                                                                                               knowledge for nurses related
   county departments of health at                                                                                                                              to palliative care for children,
   risk for closure.                       HPCANYS Strategic Blueprint                                                                                          this training was hosted by The
●● Expanding the definition of
                                                                                                                                                                Center for Hospice & Palliative
   terminal prognosis from 6               Developed in the fall of 2009, the 2010 - 2013 Strategic Blueprint is an ambitious roadmap to
                                                                                                                                                                Care in Buffalo and by VNSNY
   months to 12 months is a                support HPCANYS’ mission to promote the availability and accessibility of quality hospice and
                                                                                                                                                                Hospice Care in New York
   priority goal being explored by         palliative care. Over the next three years, the Association will be working on short-term and long-term
                                                                                                                                                                City. Susan Huff, RN, MSN,
   HPCANYS.                                strategies focusing on access, public policy and education:
                                                                                                                                                                from Johns Hopkins Pediatric
●● The Association seeks to
                                                                                                                                                                Home Care Program provided
   address barriers to access to           Access—Integrate Hospice and palliative care into the decision trees/protocols for the care of
                                                                                                                                                                curriculum development and
   palliative care presented by the        chronically ill persons; Promote availability of hospice and palliative care for underserved populations.
                                                                                                                                                                training oversight.
   Corporate Practice of Medicine          Public Policy—1) Position Hospice and palliative care as a critical component of health care reform;
                                                                                                                                                             ●● Finance Officers Meeting - In
   Act.                                    2) Assure adequate funding stream for Hospice and palliative care; 3) Develop public policy platform
                                                                                                                                                                October, HPCANYS brought
●● Legislation designed to ease            to support HPCANYS’ mission.
                                                                                                                                                                together Finance Officers from
   site selection for hospice              Education—1) Improve quality outcomes through education; 2) Carry out community outreach to key
                                                                                                                                                                hospice programs across the
   residences was passed in the            stakeholders; 3) Develop educational programs to meet members’ needs.
                                                                                                                                                                state to hear the latest changes
   Assembly and introduced in the                                                                                                                               to fiscal procedure required by
   Senate (A.1750/S.7194).                 Partnership and collaboration play an important role in moving the Strategic Blueprint forward.
                                                                                                                                                                the Centers for Medicare and
                                                                                                                                                                Medicaid. Emily Fox-Squairs,
   a representative of National         Arbour of Community
   Government Services led the          Hospice spoke on Sound
   discussion.                          Financial Practice,         Public Engagement and                        as promoting the event through      quality palliative care HPCANYS:
                                                                                                                 electronic media.                   ●● Researched and identified forty-
●● Palliative Care Webcast -            Jennifer Kennedy of         Community Outreach                        ●● HPCANYS continues to promote           two hospital-based Palliative
   HPCANYS partnered with the           NHPCO informed us
                                                                                                                 access to quality hospice and          Care Providers within New York
   NYS Department of Health,            of the latest Federal       ●● Through the Association’s toll-free       palliative care for individuals        City and created a working list of
   Cancers Services program and         regulatory developments,       800 #, information about hospice          with developmental disabilities        active palliative care programs
   the State University at Albany       and experts from the           and palliative care is available to       through its interactive website:       along with their directors.
   School of Public Health to           NYS Department of              the public on a 24/7 basis.               www.ddhospiceandpalliativecare.     ●● Created a needs/strengths
   present the March 4 webcast,         Health described on-        ●● In November 2009, HPCANYS                 org. A monthly e-newsletter            assessment tool and began the
   “Palliative Care: Essential to       going state projects.          published an 8-page insert in the         and quarterly professionally           process of conducting personal
   the Patient, the Family and the      Finally, the audience          November 10, 2009 issue of The            facilitated on-line discussion         assessments with each of these
   Public’s Health.” Hosted by local    engaged in a focused           Legislative Gazette (Circulation          forum are available through the        hospital-based palliative care
   news anchor, Benita Zahn, the        discussion with a panel        18,000) targeted for the New York         website.                               providers in order to understand
   broadcast featured Dr. George        of experienced program         State legislative community.           ●● The Hospice Veterans                   the barriers, challenges, goals,
   Giokas of the Community              Directors: Bill Finn from   ●● During the month of November,             Partnership (HVP) website              and needs of these programs
   Hospice of Schenectady and           Hospice Buffalo, Mary          National Hospice and Palliative           (,            while educating them about
   Dr. John Gillespie of the Center     Ann Starbuck from              Care month, HPCANYS                       which provides information             the mission and activities of
   for Hospice and Palliative Care      Southern Tier Hospice          sponsored several public service          to veterans and their families         HPCANYS and identifying areas
   in Buffalo. The broadcast was        and Palliative Care, and       announcements (PSAs) on AM                seeking help and services at           where the Association can best
   viewed live by over 300 people       Ron Watson from The            radio, blanketing all of upstate New      end of life, is being updated to       support hospital-based palliative
   worldwide and is archived on the     Community Hospice.             York.                                     include advance care planning          care programs in NYS.
   School of Public Health web site.
                                                                    ●● HPCANYS continues to partner              information, availability of        ●● Developed a ‘Palliative Care
●● Billers’ Audio Conference -
                                                                       with United Hospice of Rockland           bereavement services and more          Home Support Pilot’ grant
   HPCANYS hosted a 90-minute
                                                                       to promote, “Assuring Your                complete contact information.          proposal that would provide
   audio conference in March 2010
                                                                       Wishes,” a website providing              In 2010 we issued a revised            palliative care services to
   facilitated by Emily Fox-Squairs,
                                                                       information and instruction on the        and updated HVP informational          Medicaid-eligible adults in New
   Medicare Provider Outreach
                                                                       completion of advanced directives.        brochure.                              York State with advanced, life-
   and Education Consultant,
                                                                          ●● HPCANYS’ Community Outreach            limiting illness and demonstrate
   providing an update on National
                                                                       encompasses secure on-line                Task Force has embarked on a           the cost effectiveness
   Government Services (NGS)
   activities, general billing and
                                          HPCANYS WILL                 storage of data that individuals          web-based platform to provide          of comprehensive home-
                                                                       (and their health care agents and         both hospice and palliative            based palliative care case
   what’s new with Hospice.               CONTINUE TO                  physicians) can access by the click       care providers as well as the          management. We have identified
●● Living with Grief®: Cancer 
                                          BE PROACTIVE                 of a mouse. The overall objective         general public with information        viable private and public funders
   and End of Life Care - On
                                                                       of this program is to ensure that         about end-of-life services. These      interested in promoting palliative
   March 24, HPCANYS hosted               TO ASSURE                    individuals’ health care directives       efforts include web-based video        care programs in NYS and
   the broadcast of the Hospice
                                                                       are documented, known to those            clips providing information            created an outreach strategy
   Foundation of America’s                THAT ALL NEW                 who have responsibility for ensuring      about end-of-life care geared          to secure funding for the pilot
   Seventeenth Annual Living With
                                          YORKERS HAVE                 that they are carried out, and            specifically to patients and           within the next year.
   Grief® Teleconference. Panelists
                                                                       accessible whenever and wherever          families as they navigate a         ●● The Pediatric Palliative Care
   discussed the transition to            ACCESS TO                    needed. This service is available to      life-limiting illness. We have         Partnership in NYC was
   palliative care, the care of dying
   persons, professional, volunteer
                                          QUALITY END-                 members of the community at no            also developed “tip sheets”            revitalized to facilitate peer
                                                                       charge. At this time ten New York         for providers on topics such as        group interactions, educational
   and caregiver needs and the            OF-LIFE CARE.                State counties are participating.         market penetration and nursing         and collaborative opportunities
   aftermath of cancer death.
                                                                    ●● HPCANYS participated in a national        home relations.                        among providers and team
●● New Directors Meeting - Held
                                                                       effort to promote April 16, 2010                                                 members. HPCANYS will
   April 16, 2010, at the NYS
                                                                       as National Health Care Decisions      Palliative Care Activities                continue to play a supporting
   Nurses Association, “Fresh
                                                                       Day via newsletter articles as well    In efforts to increase access to          role in facilitating networking and
   Faces, Fresh Ideas” featuered
                                                                                                                                                        educational opportunities for the
   several presentations: Virginia
Donors            Thank you to all who so generously supported HPCANYS’ mission, programs and services (based on donations made January 1 – December 31, 2009).
                  Every effort is made to ensure our supporters are properly recognized. If your name is not listed, or is spelled incorrectly, please let us know.

                                                Memorial Donations                                                                    Individual Donors      Corporate Donors
In Memory of:               Memorial Donor:                        In Memory of:              Memorial Donor:                         Steven Chaikin         Bestcare, Inc.
Karen Adamec                Frederick Adamec                       Jeanette Kline             M/M Lloyd Vannarsdall                   Constance Corroon      Brown & Weinraub, PLLC
                            M/M Ray Ross                           James Langford             Armando Gallo                           Lesley Danskin, MD     The Community Foundation
Nick Alosco                 Coreen Smith                           Nancy Laskowski            Barbara & Andrea Tremblay               Elizabeth Dehler       Diamond Spring Water
Pauline Amodeo              Marty Sobel                            Ethel Little               Barbara Zavardino                       Mary Donahue           Health Care Answering
Francis Amoroso             Staff of the Assembly Clerk’s Office   Edith Lucarelli            Lisa Cullen                                      .
                                                                                                                                      Francis P Flynn, CPA      Services
Laraine Bailey              Althea Harrington                      Donald Maas                M/M Richard Waldo                       William Forbes         Hospicare & Palliative Care
Skip Beiring                Katie McMahon                          Mildred Mazurowski         Joseph Marron
                                                                                                                                      Sharon Fricke             Services of Tompkins Co.
Sigvard Bergh               Kelly Smith                            Zaira Mazzoni              M/M Mark Becker
Carolyn Bloomberg           Denise Koser                                                      Jim Buhrow                              Thomas Gessick &       Hospice, Inc.
Burton Brokaw               Ellsworth Lake                         Betty M. McCarthy          John M. Corsi                              Mary Ellen Fusco    Hospice & Palliative Care of
Marjorie Burton             Gamry Instruments                      Ron McTigue                Island Presbyterian Church              Marianne Gillan           Westchester
Joan Carpentier             Elizabeth Sullivan                     James Melucci              Susan Trudeau                           John Gillespie, MD     International Institute for the
Margaret Catroppa           Mary Archambault                       Sophie Metzendorf          Sue Ferrara                             Karen Goldman             Advancement of Medicine
Elaine Chait                Jerome Simon                           Linda Murphy               Carolann Duiven                         Dorothy Greene         Med-Scribe, Inc.
Jessie Chan                 Wendy Welkom                           Anabell Muss               M/M David Dembling                      Eileen Hanley          Outcome Resources
Patricia Chuvala            Friends from AACC Lifelong Learning    Edwin Nemitz               M/M Ken Livingston
Barbara Corbett             Carol Stiles                                                      Dr. & Mrs. Joseph Wilson                Elizabeth Hanlon       St. Mary’s Hospital of
Carmen Cornute              Richard Ashton                         Lance Cpl. Blaise Oleski   M/M Bill Kolwaite                       Carol Heaney              Amsterdam
Doreen Cropley              Allen Tower                            Vernon Orton               M/M George Higgins                      Martha Heller &        Summit Business Group
Naomi Cummins               M/M Peter Wang                                                    Terri Swanson                              John Fahnestock     United Hospice of Rockland
Concetta Cusano             M/M Kevin Kelly                        Sandra Paolino             Roberta Foshee                          Amber Jones
                            M/M Marco Pezzuto                      Stanley Parks              M/M Robert Manley                       Ralf K. Kiehl, MD
Richard Doyle               Anne Allan                             Kenneth Partridge          Rick Beauchemin                         Mary Lerner
Anthony Filardi             Grand Avenue School                                               Navy Federal Friendship Fund
                                                                                                                                      M/M George Leveille
Melanie Fleming             M/M William Bogle                                                 Patricia Price
Dolores Florio              M/M Robert Bass                        Noreen Peradotto           Diane Warmus                            Jennifer LoGiudice
                            Tracy Calder                           Robert Perry               Jim McPhee                              Carol A. Luhrs, MD
                            Kevin Corbett                          Frank Pisido               Bank of America                         Patricia McGeown &
                            M/M Kevin Fennessey                    Dorothy Powell             M/M Joseph White                           Donald Walker
                            Kerry Francis                          John J. Putala             Miriam Pismeny                          Michelle Megivern
                            M/M Dan Krittman                       Helen Rossner              College of Saint Rose Student Affairs   Diane Meier, MD
                            M/M Albert Lilienfeld                  Walter Roth                M/M Jerry Fine                          Margaret Melendez
                            Michael McCabe                         Barbara Russo              Ricci & Kim DeLoriea
                                                                                                                                      R. Sean Morrison, MD
                            M/M Joe Schaefer                       Angie Satterlee            Nancy Satterlee
                            Joseph Sparacio                        Robert Seitz               Lisa La Costa                           Rev. William Purdy
                            James Su                               Adrian Cahill Shanahan     The Clancy Family                       Paulene Reynolds
                            M/M Anthony Tarantino                                             The Caffrey Family                      Leo Roohan
                            M/M Adam Weisman                       Robert Henry Sherman       Lynn Drover                             Nanako Sakai
Evelyn Foley                M/M Doug Goodermote                    Donald Siuda               Anne Allan                              Denise Smith
Mary Fort                   M/M Michael Hall                       James Smetana              Ralph Richter                           Mary Ann Starbuck
Rose Glick                  M/M Philip Freedman                    Arvid L. Sodergren         Mary Ann Barbuto                        Roger Sullivan
Eileen Greco                James Fleming                          JoAn Stein                 Daniel Romanelli
                                                                                                                                      Faith Tiner
Maurice Greenbaum           Kara Schissler                         Larry Stewart              Courtney Grant
Anna Haenlin                Colleen Coleman                                                   Kevin Masterson                         Susan West
Adrienne Hagele             M/M Jamie Parker                       Mary Sullivan              Margaret Labuz                          Jane Winsch
James J. Hanks, Jr.         M/M Mike Matera                        Ann Thiele                 Rochester Fire Equipment Co., Inc.      June Wootton
Cindy Herderich             M/M Michael Comanzo                    Matthew Tinger             Richard M. Tinger
Patricia Hermann            Teresa Vaughn                          Mildred Tongue             Tom Conto
DeForrest Hilligus          M/M Robert Confer                      Donald Turner              M/M Kyle Mauro
Gordon Hills                Noreen Shank                           Leila Wager                Century Software Group, LLC
John Hils                   US Customs & Border Protection         Margaret Waite             Geri Powder
John W. Hogle               M/M David Jennings                     Dorothy Watkins            Genser & Watkins LLP
William Hurley              Benjamin Russell                       H. E. “Woody” Woodworth    M/M David Jennings
William Hynes               Bonnie Hall                            Geraldine Zimmer           The Whittin Family
Florence Kitchell           M/M Gregory Wieboldt                                              Phil Gadsden
                                                                                              Duane McKaig
Board of Trustees
Serving During the 2009-2010 Program Year      Financial Information
Jeanne Dennis, MSW, Chair
VNSNY Hospice Care                             January 1 – December 31, 2009
                                               As is our custom, the financial statement reflects our fiscal year, January 1 – December 31, 2009.
Mary Ann Starbuck, Vice Chair
Southern Tier Hospice & Palliative Care        These numbers are in draft form, pending completion of the financial statement audit.
Carole Heaney, RN, Secretary
Community Hospice                                            2009 Revenue – $656,831
Rev. William Purdy, DD, Treasurer
Continuum Hospice
William Finn, MBA, Immediate Past Chair
Center for Hospice & Palliative Care                               Membership Fees –
Carol Luhrs, MD                                                       $372,649
Department of Veterans Affairs,
New York Harbor Health Care System
Connie A. Raffa, JD, LLM
Arent Fox LLP
                                                                                                                                    Hospice Membership ....................46
Kate Colburn, MA                                                                                                                    Palliative Care Membership ...........11
Hospice & Palliative Care of Westchester Co.
                                                                                                                                    Allied Membership........................22
Joan Dacher, RN, PhD
The Sage Colleges                                                                             Development/                          Individual Membership ..................179
Brian Gardam, MPS                                                                                Grants/
Hospice & Palliative Care of St. Lawrence                                                     Contributions
Valley                                          $106,707
                                                                    Miscellaneous –             $100,933
Barbara Giehl, RN, BSN                                                  $76,542
Lifetime Care Hospice of Rochester
John Gillespie, MD
JAG Healthcare Consulting                                  2009 Expenses – $594,297                                     Provider & Allied Membership
Martha Heller, RN, CHPN
Hospice of New York
Nancy Leveille, RN, MS
NYS Health Facilities Association
Kathy A. McMahon, President & CEO                             Administration                                                          Hospice Members
HPCANYS                                                                                                                                     58%
Jane Morris, RN, MS, ACHPN
Hospice Care Network                                                           Educational
Patricia Outhouse, LNHA
Hospice & Palliative Care of Chenango Co.                                       $161,351                                          Allied
Carol Rodat, MA                                                                                                                  Members
The Paraprofessional Healthcare Institute                                                                                          28%
Roger Sullivan, LCSW                               Office
Good Shepherd Hospice
Ann Tonzi, RN, MSN, CHPLA                         $85,470               Professional                                                                           Palliative Care Members
Hospice & Palliative Care, Inc.
                                                                            Fees                                                                                          14%
Deborah Waldrop, LMSW, PhD                                                $54,824
University at Buffalo School of Social Work
                                                                                                                                     2 Computer Drive West, Suite 105
S. Alice O’Shaughnessy, MD
Good Shepherd Hospice                                                                                                                Albany, NY 12205
Ed Clausen, PhD                                                                                                                      Phone: 518-446-1483
Daemen College                                                                                                                       Fax: 518-446-1484

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