Hospice - The Last and Best of Healthcare
Not so long ago, most babies were born to mothers under anesthesia while new fathers paced in the waiting room. Childbirth today is radically different as parents put thought and planning into their birth experience. Planning for the end of our lives is just as critical.
More than 90% of people think it’s important to talk about their loved ones’ and their own wishes for end-of-life care, but less than 30% of people have actually done it. Seventy percent of people say they would prefer to die at home, but 70% actually die in a hospital or nursing facility. A wish is not a plan.
One conversation can make all the difference. Hospice Austin Executive Director Marjorie Mulanax will talk about initiating these conversations with loved ones as well as dispelling myths about other end of life issues. Making your wishes known is one of the most generous gifts you can give to your loved ones – come learn more about it.
About Our Speaker
Marjorie Mulanax began her tenure at Hospice Austin in 1992 and took over as Executive Director in 1995. Since joining, she has guided the organization to grown from serving 300 to 2,000 patients a year. Today, Hospice Austin is one of the largest nonprofit hospices in the state of Texas.
Under Marjorie’s leadership, in 2002 Hospice Austin received the Samaritan Center Ethics in Business Award in the nonprofit category. The Austin Business Journal named Marjorie a “Health Care Hero” in 2003 and a Profile in Power and Woman of Influence award winner in 2010.
Hospice Austin was named one of the best places to work in 2004, based on the results of an employee survey conducted by the Austin Business Journal. A year later, Hospice Austin was invited to join the prestigious 30-member National Hospice Work Group, whose members are considered to be the most innovative hospices in the country. Marjorie was elected President of the Texas Non-Profit Hospice Alliance in 2006 and completed her second two-year term as President in 2010.
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