A Lesson In Cogitation

Posted by Bernie Reifkind on March 30, 2011

Business communication today is moving at a blazing, speeding, dizzying pace.  Things aren’t fast.  They are sudden.  It’s all about right now. We are all sending and receiving texts, emails, phone calls, tweets, facebooking, linked in, etc and most of us try our very best to respond as quickly as we can to customers, employees, managers, family.  Quickly.  Urgently.  […]

The Silent Dilemma

Posted by Bernie Reifkind on March 29, 2011

Imagine this scenario, which unfortunately is all too common. An employer has taken the time and the resources to find a candidate to fill a very difficult position that has been open for some time.  Imagine further that this candidate has been on 2-3 interviews and has met the staff and everything is moving along […]

Managing Your Boss

Posted by Bernie Reifkind on March 17, 2011

Recognize the fact that your boss has been given the power to direct your activities. This is true even if you are much smarter and even if you should have been given the boss’ job. Accepting reality and working to increase your influence will produce better results.

Hospice

Posted by Bernie Reifkind on March 7, 2011

Hospice is a type of care and a philosophy of care that focuses on the palliation of a terminally ill patient’s symptoms. These symptoms can be physical, emotional, spiritual or social in nature. The concept of hospice has been evolving since the 11th century. Then, and for centuries thereafter, hospices were places of hospitality for the sick, wounded, or dying, as well as those for travelers and pilgrims. The modern concept of hospice includes palliative care for the incurably ill given in such institutions as hospitals or nursing homes, but also care provided to those who would rather die in their own homes. It began to emerge in the 17th century, but many of the foundational principles by which modern hospice services operate were pioneered in the 1950s by Dame Cicely Saunders. Although the movement has met with some resistance, hospice has rapidly expanded through the United Kingdom, the United States and elsewhere.

Clinical Services Manager- Hospice

Posted by Bernie Reifkind on March 7, 2011

Manages the planning and delivery of patient/family care, ensuring compliance with hospice, state/federal regulations and accreditation requirements. Monitors day to day compliance with regulatory and reimbursement requirements as defined by various government agencies and 3rd oversees and assures complaince with hospice qapi program.