Patricia Harney Selected for Michigan Political Leadership Program Grand Rapids, Michigan, January 8, 2013 – Patricia Harney, the legislative affairs manager for
Hospice of Michigan, has been selected for the Michigan Political Leadership Program.
The program, which is sponsored by Michigan State University, is a 10-month weekend program that recruits, trains and inspires tomorrow’s public policy leaders. Harney will be one of 24 individuals from around the state – 12 of them women – who will engage in the public policy and leadership curriculum, which incorporates practical politics, public policy analysis, personal leadership development and effective governance.
Administered by MSU’s Institute for Public Policy and Social Research, more than 500 fellows have graduated from the program since its inception 20 years ago.
“I am deeply honored to have been selected for the Michigan Political Leadership Program,” Harney said. “As a recognized leader in hospice and palliative care, Hospice of Michigan has played an important role in the development and passage of the largest package of end-of-life bills in the state’s history.
“I look forward to connecting with other fellows in the program to expand the discussion of the important work that we do, both in policy and care at the bedside.”
In her role as legislative affairs manager for HOM, Harney represents HOM to senior public officials in Congress and the Michigan Legislature. She provides strategy and tactical advice on public policy to the organization.
Harney is a member of the National Council of Hospital and Palliative Professionals, Society for Healthcare Strategy & Market Development, Healthcare Association of Michigan Legal/Regulatory Committee, and Hospice & Palliative Care Association of Michigan Policy Committee. She also serves on the Michigan Board of Pharmacy and the Muskegon Lakeshore Chamber Government Affairs Committee.
About Hospice of Michigan
A nationally recognized leader in end-of-life care, Hospice of Michigan is the original – and largest – hospice in the state of Michigan. The non-profit organization cares for more than 1,000 patients each day in 56 counties, raising more than $4 million each year to cover the cost of care for the uninsured and underinsured. HOM offers innovative programs to enhance the quality of care for people at the end of life, education programs for physicians and healthcare professionals, caregiver education materials, cultural diversity programs for end-of-life care, and research and education programs at the Maggie Allesee Center for Quality of Life. For more information, call Hospice of Michigan’s CARE Center 24/7 at 888.247.5701 or go to www.hom.org.