St. John's Medical Center brings acclaimed author and inspirational
health care leader Ira Byock, MD, to the Center for the Arts on Wednesday,
February 17, 2016 at 7 pm.
Dr. Byock will present information from his second book, The Four Things
that Matter Most. After decades in hospice and palliative care, Dr. Byock
maintains that four phrases can provide a path to emotional wellbeing,
helping us navigate through interpersonal difficulties in life with integrity
and grace. The Four Things that Matter Most is an everyday guide for doing
the right thing, for reconciling the rifts that divide people, and for
cutting through old history--making life better for whatever time we have left.
"We are delighted to have Dr. Byock speak to our community about what
he's learned during his extensive career in hospice and palliative
care," said St. John's Medical Center CEO Lou Hochheiser, MD.
In addition to his public talk, Dr. Byock will meet with SJMC medical and
clinical staff and hospice volunteers on the morning of February 17 in
an event that will be shared with hospitals around the state. He will
be discussing his most recent work, The Best Care Possible, an award-winning
book that tackles the crisis around dying in America and that showcases
Byock’s quest to transform end-of-life care. The St. John’s
Hospital Foundation has generously donated copies of the book to St. John's
Medical Center staff and volunteers.
"The training will provide our physicians, our other clinical staff,
and our hospice volunteers with best practices in the field," said
Dr. Byock's public presentation is part of St. John's Medical Center's
Words on Wellness speaker series, which presents national speakers and
conducts Lunchtime Learning presentations on health and wellness topics.
Words on Wellness is sponsored in part by the St. John's Hospital
Foundation, and this presentation has received additional funding from
the Sullivan Fund at the Foundation.
Tickets to the public presentation are $10 and are available at
www.jhcenterforthearts.org beginning January 19.
For more information, call 307-739-7244.
Media contact: Karen Connelly,
firstname.lastname@example.org, 739 7380.
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