Educational Seminars

Calvert Hospice is partnering with Calvert Memorial Hospital to provide educational seminars to our community. Attendees will learn about topics that impact end-of-life care for patients and their families. Sessions are designed to encourage group discussion.

Seating is limited, so register early for seminars. All classes will be held in Classroom 2 on the Lower Level of Calvert Memorial Hospital.

For more information, contact Jean Fleming at 410-535-0892 or

Upcoming Seminars:

Understanding Advance Directives
April 11, 2017
12:00 – 1:30 pm
Presenters: Paul Ballard, MD Assistant Attorney General and Counsel for Health Decisions Policy and the Office of Health Care Quality.
Mr. Ballard will describe the Health Care Decision Act, including Advance Directives. He will review the Maryland MOLST process and forms, and review the responsibilities of health care providers. This seminar is appropriate for anyone interested in making and documenting decisions about their personal preferences regarding medical treatment and care.
Eventbrite - Understanding Advance Directives Educational Seminar

Understanding Hospice and Palliative Care: What You Need to Know
May 9, 2017
12:00 – 1:30 pm
Presenters: Stephanie Carpenter, MD, Director of Medicine & Palliative Care for Calvert Hospice
Sarah Simmons, RN, MSN, CHPN, Director of Education & Quality for Calvert Hospice
Hospice is an essential option when we think about making choices for personalized care throughout the end of life. The experienced staff of Calvert Hospice will address the many myths surrounding hospice care and explain the referral process for hospice services, the role of the physician during hospice care, and the best time to begin benefiting from the support hospice caregivers can provide. There will be a lengthy opportunity for Q&A to address individual concerns.
Eventbrite - Understanding Hospice Care Educational Seminar May 2017

VA Benefits
June 13, 2017
12:00 – 1:30 pm
Presenters: Amy Szatanek, LCSW-ACHP-SW, Director of Patient & Family Services for Calvert Hospice
Lisa J. Donor, VSO, Director of Benefits for Charlotte Hall Veteran’s Home
If you or your spouse is a United States Veteran, you may be eligible for benefits through the Veteran’s Administration. These benefits may include financial payments, long-term care placements, home care benefits, funeral benefits, and/or medical equipment. Learn about available benefits, eligibility requirements, how to apply, and what documentation is needed from the Director of Benefits at Charlotte Hall Veteran’s Home and experienced social work professionals.
Eventbrite - Calvert Hospice VA Benefits Educational Seminar