CCEPC October Dinner: Perspectives on Health Care Directives

Date: Thursday, October 19, 2017
Time: 5:15pm - 7:30pm
Location: Hershey's Mill Clubhouse
Speaker: Dr. Elissa Miller, MD, Donna S. Taylor, NHA & Peter Temple, Esq.

Perspectives on Health Care Directives


Dr. Elissa Miller, MD, Nemours

Donna S. Taylor, NHA, Kendal-Crosslands Communities

Peter Temple, Esq., Larmore & Scarlett, LLP


Date: October 19th, 2017

Location: Hershey's Mill Clubhouse


Dr. Elissa Miller: 

Elissa Miller, MD, has joined Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children as director of the new Thomas P. Ferry Palliative Care Program. Dr. Miller recently completed fellowship training in pediatric hospice and palliative care medicine at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, one of only four such fellowship programs in the U.S. She is a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. Dr. Miller served her residency in pediatrics at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, where in 2009 she was named resident clinician of the year. She is board certified in pediatrics.

The goal of palliative care is to provide physical, emotional and spiritual support for seriously ill children and their families, to enhance quality of life and minimize suffering. Under Dr. Miller’s direction, the program offers an organized method for delivering curative or life-prolonging care as well as compassionate therapies intended to comfort and support the child and the significant people in the child’s life.  The program is family-centered and coordinates care and services in the hospital, at home and in the community.

Donna Taylor: 

An energetic health care leader with over thirty years experience in the senior living, long term care and assisted living field

Peter Temple

Managing Partner at Larmore & Scarlett, LLP

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