On Tuesday, February 23, St. John’s Medical Center will host the
lunchtime learning presentation, “Improving End-of-Life Care: POLST
and Advanced Directives” at the Teton County Library from 12:00
to 1:00 p.m.
Audience members will learn about Wyoming’s Provider Orders for Life
Sustaining Treatment (POLST) law; better understand the role of POLST
and Advanced Directives in end-of-life care; and learn how to ensure that
their providers and family members are aware of their preferences for
heroic measures. The presentation includes important information and paperwork
for adults of all ages.
Presenter Dr. Jim Little Jr. is a family physician who grew up in Jackson,
Wyoming. He is the medical director at St. John's Family Health and
Urgent Care Clinic. Dr. Little Jr. trained in Oregon and Washington, where
he used the POLST program to help his patients have their wishes for end-of-life
care honored. In 2010, he was instrumental in bringing the POLST program
to Wyoming as a pilot project, helping get it passed into state law in 2015.
For more information, please call 739-7244 or 739-7242. This presentation
is part of the St. John's Medical Center Words on Wellness program,
supported in part by the St. John's Hospital Foundation.
Media Contact: Karen Connelly,
St. John's Medical Center in Jackson, Wyoming, offers patient-centered
care, clinical excellence, and community wellness through a full-service
hospital, primary care and specialty physician practices, and a long-term
care Living Center. For more information, visit tetonhospital.org
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understanding of and support for St. John’s Medical Center and to
inspire philanthropy to improve the health of our community. For more
information about the Foundation, please visit