TakeCare in collaboration with American Cancer Society and Guam Cancer Coalition hosted a Cancer Case Management, Hospice and Palliative Care Conference

November 11th, 2014

November 11, 2014

TakeCare in collaboration with the American Cancer Society and the Guam Cancer Coalition hosted a Cancer Case Management, Hospice and Palliative Care Conference

(Tamuning, GU) — In celebration of National Hospice and Palliative Care Month, TakeCare Insurance Company, Inc., in collaboration with the American Cancer Society and Guam Cancer Coalition hosted a Cancer Case Management, Hospice and Palliative Care Conference on Friday, November 7, 2014 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Tasi Ballroom at Hotel Nikko in Tumon.

The conference provided topics on comprehensive management of cancer patients transitioning to palliative, hospice care and recovery. Off-island speaker, Sheryl Riley RN, OCN, CMCN, director of Clinical Services for SAI Systems International, Inc. will discuss the impact of Cancer Case Management on overall health care costs and patient outcomes. Sheryl is part of a clinical team that focuses on care management including oncology and chronic care, transitions of care, patient centered medical home (PCMH), accountable care organizations, software and electronic health records. “It is a great opportunity for health professionals in Guam to have a professional like Sheryl, with her impressive background and experience to come and speak to us,” said Grace Murphy, Sr. Medical Management Manager at TakeCare. The conference also featured speakers from Guam’s medical community, creating a greater and comprehensive discussion on cancer care and managing transitions to palliative and hospice care.

Nurses and allied health professionals who attended the conference received 6 CE contact hours. Free continuing education units was available to the first 50 registrants.

TakeCare Insurance Company offers optimal choice and easy access to the providers consumers want. TakeCare’s health plans provide expansive coverage to its 32,000 plus members at a reasonable price with exceptional, member-patient focused services. A seasoned and enduring health insurance company, with over 40 years in the industry, TakeCare upholds the highest standards of excellence for accredited provider networks, patient management expertise, and end-to-end quality control processes.

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