Hospice: More Than Dying

Ames, IA US
April 3, 2024


Mary Greeley Medical Center Grand Rounds is a multi-disciplinary clinical activity that maintains, develops, or increases the knowledge, skills, professional performance, and relationships a physician uses to provide services for patients, the public, or the profession.

Target Audience

Physicians, advanced practice providers, nurses, medical students (rotating), non-medical students (rotating), and healthcare administrators.

Learning Objectives

  1. Identify triggers for end-of-life discussions.
  2. Describe the services provided by hospice.
  3. Identify benefits for the patient, family, and care providers of hospice care.


Colleen Baggs, BSN, RN, CHPN 
Certified Hospice and Palliative Care Nurse, Solvay Hospice House

Leigh Ann Gibbs, RN
Israel Family Hospice House

Mike Willer, MDiv, GC-C
Bereavement Coordinator, Hospice Program, Mary Greeley Medical Center

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AOA Category 2­A
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
04/03/2024 - 12:10pm CDT
Event ends: 
04/03/2024 - 1:10pm CDT
Mary Greeley Medical Center
1111 Duff Ave.
Ames, IA 50010
United States
+1 (515) 239-2011

Accreditation Statements

  • DO: Des Moines University Medicine and Health Sciences (DMU) is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association to provide osteopathic continuing medical education for physicians. DMU designates this program for a maximum of 1.0 AOA Category 2-A credits and will report CME and specialty credits commensurate with the extent of the physician’s participation in this activity.


No ineligible company provided financial support for this continuing education activity.


The speaker(s) will disclose if any pharmaceuticals, medical procedures, and devices discussed are investigational or unapproved for use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The determination of educational content and the selection of speakers is the responsibility of the activity director. 

Relevant to the content of this educational activity, the following individual(s) have conflict(s) with ineligible companies to disclose. All relevant financial relationships have been mitigated. 

  • Colleen Baggs, BSN, RN, CHPN 
  • Leigh Ann Gibbs, RN
  • Mike Willer, MDiv, GC-C

CME Committee

  • No Mary Greeley Medical Center CME Committee member who planned this activity has any financial relationship to disclose relating to the content. 

Gifts to the Mary Greeley Medical Center Foundation from Mary Greeley Medical Center, McFarland Clinic, and Availa Bank support this program. The content and selection of speaker(s) is the responsibility of the Mary Greeley Medical Center for Continuing Medical Education Committee and not the sponsors of this program.


The information provided in this activity is for continuing education purposes only. It is not a substitute for a healthcare provider's independent medical judgment regarding diagnostic and treatment options for a specific patient's medical condition. The content of this educational offering does not reflect the views of Des Moines University.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AOA Category 2­A


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