Prince Frederick, MD – On March 9, 2018, two Calvert Hospice staff members completed the PANDA Cubs Palliative Care Training Program offered by Children’s National Health System. The PANDA Cubs Palliative Care Training Program is a specialized program for clinicians who provide pediatric end-of-life care. The training lasts 12 months and includes a two-day workshop, quarterly lectures on palliative care topics, monthly debriefings that include case study presentations and discussion of current palliative and end-of-life topics, and working with home hospice teams for education and training. The program also requires a one-day educational workshop during which participants present a pediatric palliative project. Dr. Stephanie Carpenter, Director of Medicine & Palliative Care for Calvert Hospice, and Kimberley Twitchell, RN Case Manager for Calvert Hospice, both graduated from the program this year.

Two employees also began the training program this year: Amy Szatanek, LCSW, ACHP-SW, Director of Patient & Family Services for Calvert Hospice, and Terri Harmon, RN Case Manager for Calvert Hospice. Ms. Szatanek and Ms. Harmon will complete their training in 2019.

Calvert Hospice is committed to serving the needs of patients of all ages in Calvert County. If you have questions about the PANDA Cubs program or hospice care for children, please call (410) 535-0892.