Mesocare.org Presents a Hospice Care and Reimbursement Lecture for Mesothelioma Patients and Their Families

On Tuesday, May 25, 2010 at 5:30 pm CST, Holly Swiger, PhD, MPH, RN and Vice President of the VITAS Healthcare Corporation Hospice will be conducting a lecture on Hospice Care. The lecture will be available via live conference at the Rotary House International, webcast and teleconference.

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Houston, TX (Vocus) May 19, 2010

Mesothelioma

Mesocare.org will be sponsoring a lecture by Dr. Holly Swiger for Mesothelioma patients and their families.

Dr. Holly Swiger, Vice President of Public Affairs for VITAS Healthcare Corporation, works closely with hospice industry legislators and regulators to provide education and support for the promotion of sufficient access and reimbursement for VITAS’ hospice services west of the Mississippi River including Texas, Missouri, Kansas and California. Holly has worked a total of 15 years with Vitas and speaks extensively at national and state hospice association conferences, particularly in the area of regulatory affairs.

Holly has served on the National Hospice & Palliative Care Association’s Board of Directors and was a founding member of the Board of Directors of the California State Hospice Association.

Holly is a past recipient of the Pierre Salmon award by the California Hospice & Palliative Care Association (CHAPCA) for her outstanding contribution to the advancement of hospice care in California. She received the Women of Vision Award from the League of Women Voters and was named a Soroptimist International Woman of Accomplishment.

Patients and their loved ones will have the opportunity to actively participate during the lecture as Dr. Swiger addresses concerns, as well as answering questions from live, Webcast or teleconference audiences.

For additional information, call (800) 877-6000. MesoCare.org is an advocacy group focused on assisting in the treatment and prevention of Mesothelioma in patients, their family members and health care providers.

To learn more about MesoCare, you may visit the website at http://www.mesocare.org.

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