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Ms. Cherry Meier

Long Term Care Manager

National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization

HQ Phone: (703) 837-1500

National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization

1731 King Street Suite 100

Alexandria, Virginia 22314

United States

Company Description

Founded in 1978, NHPCO is the oldest and largest nonprofit membership organization representing hospice and palliative care programs and professionals in the United States. The organization, based in Alexandria, Virginia, is committed to profoundly enhanc ... more

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Background Information

Employment History

Vice President of Public Affairs
VITAS Healthcare Corporation

Chief Executive Officer
Four Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care

Affiliations

Board Member
The Carolinas Center for Hospice

Chairperson of the Public Policy Committee
Hospice Foundation

Chairperson of the Public Policy Committee
Texas Hospice Organization

Board Member
The Carolinas Center for Hospice

Education

BSN

MSN

bachelor's degree
nursing
University of Texas at Galveston

master's degree
nursing
Texas Woman's University , Houston

master's degree
nursing
Texas Women's University

Web References (51 Total References)


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Cherry Meier, MSN, Long Term Care Manager, National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization Ms. Meier discusses the importance of collaboration between hospices and long-term care settings.

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Interview with Cherry Meier (News)

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Interview with Cherry Meier

Cherry Meier, MSN, serves as the Long Term Care Manager for the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization. In that role, Ms. Meier provides strategic and operational leadership, management and resources for the advancement of hospice and palliative care services in the long-term care setting. She is the Chairperson of the Public Policy Committee of the Texas Hospice Organization, and worked for many years as a hospice nurse. Ms. Meier is the Director of Public Affairs for the VITAS Healthcare Corporation, and is licensed as a Nursing Home Administrator in Texas.
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Cherry Meier

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Cherry Meier Vice President of Public Affairs VITAS Innovative Hospice Care

Cherry Meier received her bachelor's degree in nursing from the University of Texas at Galveston in 1969. She continued her education by completing her master's degree in nursing from Texas Woman's University, Houston in 1982. Throughout the years, Cherry has worked in various clinical settings including a medical-surgical unit, surgery, hemodialysis unit, and obstetrician-gynecologist office.
As she was completing her master's, Cherry became interested in hospice. At that time, the Medicare Hospice Benefit had not been implemented and work was still in the demonstration phase. Cherry was employed as the first nurse of a non- profit hospice, Hospice of the Texas Medical Center, in Houston during the start-up phase. As the census grew, she became the director of nursing and later, the executive director. This experience was invaluable in building a strong foundation that has prepared her for hospice work in other capacities.
In 1989, she continued her hospice work and was employed by VITAS to start a program in Houston. VITAS was a for-profit corporation and had been serving terminally ill residents in nursing homes through operations in other states. One of the expectations of the new program was to develop similar relationships with Houston nursing homes. In order to accomplish this task, Cherry furthered her education by completing graduate course work to be licensed as a nursing home administrator in Texas, 1992. With this credential, she was able to assist in integrating the regulations of both providers.
In 1990, Cherry was asked to work in the area of Program Integrity, the quality assurance program for VITAS. With operations in ten states, Cherry traveled to each, doing audits and surveys aimed at improving the care provided to patients/families.
VITAS established a Public Affairs department in 1991. In the previous years, Cherry was very active in the hospice organizations on the state and national level, serving on the boards of the Texas Hospice Organization and the National Hospice & Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO). Currently, her role with VITAS is the Senior Director of Public Affairs. In that role, she is responsible for the legislative and regulatory oversight of issues that will influence the ability to provide hospice care in the states of Texas, Ohio, Illinois, Georgia, Delaware, and Wisconsin.
Additionally, Cherry is also employed by NHPCO as Long-Term Care Manager. Her job responsibilities in this role are to provide strategic and operational leadership, management and resources for the advancement of hospice and palliative care services in the long-term care setting. She is a co-author of the NHPCO Nursing Home Tool Kit and travels throughout the states presenting on this topic.


Interview with Cherry Meier (News)

hospicefoundation.org [cached]

Interview with Cherry Meier

Cherry Meier, MSN, serves as the Long Term Care Manager for the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization. In that role, Ms. Meier provides strategic and operational leadership, management and resources for the advancement of hospice and palliative care services in the long-term care setting. She is the Chairperson of the Public Policy Committee of the Texas Hospice Organization, and worked for many years as a hospice nurse. Ms. Meier is the Director of Public Affairs for the VITAS Healthcare Corporation, and is licensed as a Nursing Home Administrator in Texas.
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Interview with Cherry Meier


Cherry Meier, MSN, Long Term ...

hospicefoundation.org [cached]

Cherry Meier, MSN, Long Term Care Manager, National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization Ms. Meier discusses the importance of collaboration between hospices and long-term care settings.

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Interview with Cherry Meier

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