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Patient Advocates, a Fast-Growing Healthcare Specialty, Holds Open Symposium for All Interested

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Posted on June 18th, 2017 by Teri Dreher, under Inspiring Stories, Patient Advocacy, Take Charge

About Great Chicago Advocates

Greater Chicago Advocates (GCA), an association of healthcare professionals in the rapidly growing specialty of patient advocacy.  We are inviting colleagues and the general public nationwide to its full-day symposium, “Now is the Time to Set the Standard,” on Thursday, June 22nd in Chicago. All qualifying professionals will receive 6 CEU credits.

Comments from GCA President

“We are excited that the symposium will take place at Chicago’s brand-new Shirley Ryan Ability Lab,” a new branding and new name for the former world-class Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago,” said Brad Schwartz, GCA president.   Just opened in March of this year, the 1.2 million square foot research hospital provides access to the latest research, technologies, devices, and clinical trials, with full-time researchers working around-the-clock.

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• Joe Monahan, J.D., MSW, ACSU, one of Illinois’ preeminent mental health law attorneys, will discuss patient rights;

• Rick Tivers, LCSW, CGP, and clinical social worker/therapist, will present information on dealing with personality disorders;

• Lynne Franklin, consultant and national speaker on a practical approach to neuroscience and business communication will focus on effective decision-making skills in healthcare situations;

• Karen Curtiss, author of “Safe and Sound in the Hospital: Must-Have Checklists and Tools for your Loved One’s Care,” will present effective tools and tips to help save lives in hospitals;

• Stephanie Johnson, advocacy coordinator at the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Center for Patient Partnerships, will discuss advocacy research findings, ongoing research projects and the Center’s commitment to experiential learning; and

• Tricia Torrey, author, founder and director of the Alliance of Professional Health Advocates (APHA) and www.AdvoConnection.com , and a member of the Patient Advocate Certification Board, will make the case that the future of advocacy is now.

Registration Deadline-Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Interested individuals can find details about the symposium here.

2nd Annual Patient Advocacy Symposium



With over 36 years of clinical experience in Critical Care nursing, home based health care and expertise as a cardiovascular nurse clinician, Teri is well acquainted with the complexities of the modern healthcare system. She has served as a nursing leader, mentor, educator, and consistent patient advocate throughout her career in some of the best hospitals across the country. Her passion to keep the patient at the center of the model of nursing care led her to incorporate NShore Patient Advocates, LLC in 2011, serving clients throughout the northern suburbs of Chicago.

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