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Faith and Health Care Leaders Invited to Partners in Caring Workshop

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French Hospital Medical Center (FHMC) is pleased to invite local faith and health care leaders to participate in a workshop entitled 'Partners in Caring: The Courage to Listen� at FHMC's Copeland Health Education Pavilion.

The goal of this workshop is to provide resources to local faith leaders of any religious or faith background, and health care professionals who may assist patients and families with making difficult medical decisions. The workshop has been funded by the Archstone Foundation in collaboration with materials from the Coalition for Compassionate Care of California.

“Partners in Caring: The Courage to Listen” is scheduled from 9 a.m. to noon on Friday, April 15, with check-in beginning at 8:30 a.m. The event will be held in the third floor Auditorium of the Copeland Health Education Pavilion.

Register online to take part in this free and informative workshop.

Individuals who are a part of a faith community and in a health crisis – whether that crisis is a traumatic accident or new cancer diagnosis – often reach out to their faith leaders for guidance and support. This workshop provides faith and health care leaders with tools to facilitate difficult ethical and end-of-life discussions about values, preferences, ethics, and even the purpose of life. This workshop also provides faith leaders tools to assist in identifying and documenting a person’s preferred care during a health crisis.  

About French Hospital Medical Center

French Hospital Medical Center, located in San Luis Obispo, California, has been named one of the Nation’s 100 Top Hospitals by Truven Health Analytics, and is rated among the top hospitals in the nation for cardiac, orthopedic and GI services. French Hospital has achieved prestigious designation as a Primary Stroke Center by the Joint Commission. The Copeland, Forbes, and Rossi Cardiac Care Center provides the latest innovative cardiac and imaging technology. The hospital is home to the unique Hearst Cancer Resource Center offering free education, resources and support to cancer patients and their families. In addition, an expansion and modernization project is underway at French Hospital, including the new Copeland Health Education Pavilion, which provides the community access to comprehensive health care education resources free of charge.   French is a Dignity Health Central Coast hospital which also includes Arroyo Grande Community Hospital in Arroyo Grande, CA, Marian Regional Medical Center in Santa Maria, CA, St. John’s Regional Medical Center in Oxnard, CA and St. John’s Pleasant Valley in Camarillo, CA. Dignity Health Central Coast is an integrated network of top quality hospitals, physicians from the most prestigious medical schools, and comprehensive outpatient services including primary care offices, premier ambulatory surgery centers, technologically-advanced laboratories and imaging centers and a full service home health agency; all recognized for quality, safety and service.  Each hospital is supported by an active philanthropic Foundation to help meet the growing health care needs of our communities.

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Monday, April 11, 2016