Louisiana-Mississippi Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (LMHPCO) recently elected their new executive board members for the 2016-2018 term.
HATTIESBURG, Miss. (July 28, 2016) – Louisiana-Mississippi Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (LMHPCO) recently elected their new executive board members for the 2016-2018 term. LMHPCO focuses their work on palliative care, specialized medical care for people with serious illness. Palliative care is a healthcare approach that improves the quality of life of patients and their families facing life-threatening illnesses. The elected officials began the two-year term on July 1, 2016. The Executive Board is composed of a President, President-Elect, Secretary, and Treasurer as well as, six (6) At-Large members. The At-Large members represent Louisiana and Mississippi, three (3) for each state.
Phillip Carr, Regional Director of Operations for Camellia Hospice of MS, LA, and Alabama, was elected to serve the LMHPCO as a Mississippi At-Large member. “I have been an active member of the LMPHCO for several years and have always wanted to be more involved with the organization,” said Carr. Carr plans to use his 12 years of Hospice care experience to advocate for Hospice and to develop collaborative relationships that cover the full spectrum of all who are involved in end-of-life care.
Carr has been an imperative resource for Camellia Hospice over the Southeast. He has served Camellia for five (5) years in numerous positions. His management, sales, and clinical experience has benefitted Camellia healthcare in more ways than one. "We are extremely honored that Phillip Carr has been elected to the LMHPCO Executive Board. He has been a leader in our organization across multiple states for several years, and we are honored that his hard work on behalf of Camellia Hospice is being rewarded by his peers. I know he will represent the interests of hospice patients across Louisiana and Mississippi with care and compassion," said Abb Payne, CEO of Camellia Home Health and Hospice.
LMHPCO strives to improve the quality of hospice and palliative services throughout Louisiana and Mississippi. As a non-profit, LMHPCO is primarily funded by members and the educational products they provide. The organization focuses on research, professional education, public awareness and advocacy.