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How Liberty Home Care & Hospice is Leveraging Telehealth in Response to COVID-19
Thursday, November 12, 2020, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM PST
Category: Events

How Liberty Home Care & Hospice is Leveraging Telehealth in Response to COVID-19

Date: November 12, 2020

Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Location: Webinar

Registration: OnlineDownload Form



Webinar Overview:   This webinar will discuss Liberty HomeCare and Hospice and how they turned to telehealth and RPM to respond to COVID-19. The webinar will cover how the organization expanded their current telehealth program to keep their providers safe and to ensure their patients had access to care safely from home. The speakers will discuss building clinician and patient buy-in, educating the telehealth team, selecting patients for telehealth, and best practices for operationalizing a telehealth program in the midst of a pandemic.

At the conclusion of the webinar, participants will be able to:

●      Virtual visits best practices

●      How to expand a telehealth program

●      Understanding of how to optimize telehealth care plans

●      Knowledge on triaging risk alerts

Speaker: Donna Turlington is the Vice President of Liberty Homecare, Hospice and Palliative Care with nearly 40 years of experience in nursing. Donna joined Liberty 29 years ago and has held various roles across the agency including: Home Health RN, Nursing Supervisor, Administrator, Clinical Director, and Director of PostAcute Care Services. In her role as VP, Donna oversees the management of Liberty’s telehealth program across 26 home care branches. Prior to joining Liberty, Donna worked at Community Hospitals as a staff nurse and Director of Risk Management. However, she considers working in homecare and hospice her true calling and believes in the philosophy, mission, value and care that is provided within a patient’s home. Donna holds an A.D. in Nursing and a B.A. in Healthcare Management. She recently obtained her certification in Case Management and is an active member of the NC/SC Homecare Association.

Patty Upham is the Vice President, Clinical Services for Health Recovery Solutions. Prior to joining HRS, Patty was the Director of FirstHealth Home Care for nearly 20 years. As Director, Patty managed FirstHealth Care Transitions including two Medicare Certified Home Health Agencies, a Complex Care Management Program, and the Center for Telehealth. Under her leadership, FirstHealth developed clinical pathways for chronic disease - a multidisciplinary, evidence-based, and patient-centered approach. Patty has over 30 years of Home Care experience and served a 3-year term on the American Hospital Association Advisory Board. She has been a frequent national speaker on the topics of telehealth and clinical and operational best practices.

Convenience:  Enjoy the convenience and cost-efficiency of a webinar – watch the speaker’s slide presentation on the internet while listening by telephone or through your computer’s microphone and speakers (VoIP).  There is no limit to the number of attendees from your agency who may participate at your site using one phone line and a computer with internet access. 

Registration Fee: OAHC Members:  $110 per agency line; Non-Members:  $168 per agency line.  Registration fees are based on one phone/webinar connection; multiple site participation for your agency will require a separate registration fee for each connection.


Oregon Association for Home Care
1249 Commercial St. SE, Salem, OR 97302


Contact: Brandy Sweet - [email protected] - (503) 364-2733