Posted: March 05, 2012 into Multimedia
Macon State College's School of Nursing and Health Sciences is pleased to join The Middle Georgia Taskforce for Quality Palliative Care and other academic, health care, community, business, and government partners in announcement of their support to bring new resources for palliative care to the middle Georgia region by way of a LIVESTRONG Community Impact Project Grant.
Christopher C. Tsavatewa, Macon State assistant professor of health service administration, is taskforce chair.
The Medical Center of Central Georgia's renowned Center for Palliative Care is currently seeking to become one of 20 palliative care providers in eight regions nationwide to be granted funds and resources to pursue advanced program certification. But it needs help from the central Georgia community.
Central Georgia residents are encouraged to visit www.VoteMacon.org between March 7 and March 23, and take just 30 seconds to vote for MCCG's Center for Palliative Care, which has served since 2004 thousands of patients and their families dealing with the pain, symptoms and stress of serious illness. A vote from a member of the community represents buy-in, awareness, and support; has the potential to bring needed financial and professional resources to their community; and enhances the sustainability of the palliative care program at MCCG.
The kickoff event for the Middle Georgia LIVESTRONG Community Impact Project campaign was held at the Macon State College Student Life Center Amphitheater in Macon on Wednesday, March 7.
According to Bill Hervey, Chair of Health Sciences at Macon State, supporting these types of community efforts are a natural tie-in for the college.
"We have a long history in palliative care collaboration in nursing and respiratory therapy, as well as in our health services administration and public service programs," Hervey said. "In addition to supporting a worthwhile cause to improve the delivery of quality healthcare at our community hospitals, this effort allows our current students to further their educational experience by engaging in an innovative health communication campaign."
The Medical Center has long served as a site partner for Macon State health sciences students to get practical experience through internships and clinical rotations.
For more information about the LIVESTRONG Community Impact Project Grant and VoteMacon.org, contact Christopher C. Tsavatewa, Macon State assistant professor of health service administration, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 478-471-2088.
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