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Innovations in Community-Based Palliative Care

January 11, 2018
2:00 – 3:00 pm ET

CE/CME Information

Webinar Description

Community-based palliative care is currently one of the most dynamic areas of healthcare and one of the most challenging. This Webinar will showcase Providence TrinityCare Hospice and Palliative Care Programs, a 2017 Circle of Life Award winner for innovative palliative and end-of-life care. Faculty will share insights on the organization’s philosophy and program design including the seamless alignment of palliative care and hospice with whole-person care and data-driven practice. Learn how key relationships with community partners created the impetus for program growth.  Don’t miss this opportunity to explore new strategies and approaches to developing or expanding your own community-based palliative care services.

Webinar Objectives

At the completion of this Webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Describe an example of program innovation in community-based palliative care 
  • Discuss two unique opportunities for community collaboration and support
  • Identify strategies that allow you to seamlessly align palliative care and hospice services


Glen Komatsu, MD

Dr. Komatsu serves as Chief Medical Officer for Providence TrinityCare Hospice and Regional Palliative Care as well as the Senior Advisor for Strategy and Education for the Providence Institute for Human Caring. Dr. Komatsu earned a BS in biological sciences at the University of Arizona and his medical degree at the Arizona College of Medicine. After a pediatric residence at University of California Irvine-affiliated hospitals and a Neonatology Fellowship at Long Beach Memorial/Miller Children’s Hospital, he entered private practice. He also pursued adult palliative care fellowships at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and Harvard Medical School.

Terri Warren, MSW

Ms. Terri Warren has been Vice President, Hospice and Palliative Care for Providence Senior and Community Services with operational responsibility in California and Washington since July of 2017. Prior to this, she served as Executive Director for Providence Senior and Community Services-CA (TrinityCare Hospice, TrinityKids Care, Providence Home Care, Little Company of Mary Home Health, and palliative services across the continuum) since 2014. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Coalition for Compassionate Care of California, and has previously served on the Governance and Membership Committees of the Board of Directors for the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization. Terri has worked with TrinityCare/Providence Health & Services since 1993 serving in multiple leadership positions for hospice, continuum care and AIDS Care Management. Terri graduated with a BA in Psychology, Summa Cum Laude, from College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts and an MSW, Summa Cum Laude from Boston College in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts.

Nurse: NHPCO is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

NHPCO designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 contact hours. Nurses should claim only the contact hours commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Accredited status by ANCC refers only to continuing nursing education and does not imply endorsement of any commercial product discussed in conjunction with this activity.

Physician: The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

NHPCO designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Certificate of Participation for Non-physician Healthcare Professionals: For participants* whose disciplines are other than nurse and physician, you may request a Certificate of Participation for Non-physician Healthcare Professionals to submit to your accrediting bodies/licensing boards for continuing education credit. This certificate will indicate the Webinar was certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) TM. It is the responsibility of participants to submit the certificates to their accrediting bodies/licensing boards for approval. Unfortunately, NHPCO cannot guarantee its acceptance. To receive this certificate, you must complete all CE/CME requirements and indicate your desire to receive this certificate on the evaluation form.

*including bereavement professionals, finance professionals, physician assistants, social workers, spiritual care givers, etc.