FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
DATE: January 24, 2008
CONTACT: Dr. Roxanne Debski- Seigel
Karen Ann Quinlan Memorial Foundation
PHOTO: Cecelia Clayton, Executive Director of Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice, is elected to State Hospice organization’s Board of Directors.
Cecelia Clayton, Executive Director of Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice, is elected to State Hospice organization’s Board of Directors.
Newton NJ-January 24, 2008–Cecelia Clayton, Executive Director of The Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice has been elected to serve on the Board of Directors of The New Jersey Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NJHPCO) for a three term beginning her service in 2008.
The NJHPCO is a nonprofit public service organization that promotes use of hospice and palliative care for end of life. It is comprised of 46 licensed and Medicare-certified New Jersey Hospices, or about 90% of the licensed hospices in New Jersey. The organization serves as a conduit for New Jersey hospices and the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization.
Clayton, who holds her Masters in Public Health, has served Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice as Executive Director for the past seven years and brings a total of 17 years of Hospice experience and expertise to the 25 member board. The Board of Directors is selected by representatives from member hospices throughout the state. Clayton’s role along with her fellow board members will be to champion hospice concerns and services to the National Hospice Board level and to the NJ Department of Health.
“My goal is to be a powerful advocate in promoting quality end of life care to all those in our state who are in desperate need of hospice services” Clayton revealed. In addition Clayton stated “medical services over the entire spectrum of care are continually being reduced and funds are eroding. We need to insure that those who have contributed all their lives are able to receive what they need during their final months with us”.
The NJHPCO Board of Directors meets quarterly, with their first 2008 meeting to be held February 4, in Trenton. To learn more about NJHPCO” visit their Web site at www.njhospic.org.
Karen Ann Quinlan Memorial Foundation is compassionately dedicated to providing Hospice care for the terminally ill, Bereavement for those who have lost loved ones and Home Care assistance for recovery patients. They are located at 99 Sparta Ave. in Newton and provide Hospice and Bereavement care in Sussex and Warren counties NJ, and Pike County, Pennsylvania. Please stop by or call them at 973-383-0115. Karen Ann Quinlan Home Health care is located at 755 Memorial Parkway, Phillipsburg, NJ- 908-213-9595 and serves Warren County NJ. They may also be reached at 800 882 1117.
For more information please visit their web site www.karenannquinlanhospice.org.