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Elizabeth Hogue Column: The Crucial Importance of Nurses' Clinical Judgment

By Elizabeth E. Hogue, Esq.

An article entitled "Quantifying a Nurse's 'Gut'" by nurse Theresa Brown that appeared in The New York Times on August 12, 2018, underscores the importance of nurses' clinical judgment. 

Members: Read the full column here. Not a member? Join us!


Next HCAC West Slope Forum and Town Hall is Sept. 7

Save the date for the next West Slope Forum. It's Sept. 7 at the Hampton Inn Grand Junction Downtown/Historic Main Street, 205 Main Street, Grand Junction, Colorado, 81501

The agenda is: 

  • 9:30 am: Welcome, Introductions, Networking, Review of Agenda
  • 10 am: HCAC Statewide Members-Only Conference Call: Legislative updates from the HCAC lobbying team and association update from Don Knox, HCAC Executive Director
  • 11 am-1 pm: Lunch and Networking
  • 1 pm: Adjournment

For questions and to RSVP, please contact West Slope Forum Chair: Sarah Andrews, RN, 970-208-8359, [email protected] 


HCAC Statewide Members Only Conference Call Is Friday, September 7

Join us on Friday, September 7 from 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. 

Call in and learn the latest about Home Care in Colorado from HCAC leaders.

Legislative and regulatory updates from the lobbying team of Eliza Schultz, Ellen Caruso and Betsy Murray, and association update from Don Knox, HCAC Executive Director.

Special Guest: Colin Laughlin, MPA
Benefits and Services Management Division Director
Office of Community Living
Colorado Dept. of Health Care Policy & Financing

Gather your staff for this valuable update on the state of Home Care in Colorado! here for the 'join' information.

No RSVP required. No cost to call in!

For questions, contact the HCAC office at [email protected] or 303-848-2521.


Lorin Chevalier Appointed To Fill Vacancy on HCAC Board

Posted: Aug. 23, 2018

Lorin Chevalier, co-CEO of PeopleCare Health Services in Aurora, is a new board member of the Home Care Association of Colorado, filling a seat vacated by Todd Slechta, also of PeopleCare. 

Chevalier shares PeopleCare leadership responsibilities with co-CEO Sarah Engels. He directs the company’s corporate development, finance, legal and information technology activities.

Chevalier graduated magna cum laude from the University of Colorado with a degree in Business Administration plus post-graduate work at the University of Colorado Denver and at the New York Institute of Finance. He completed executive education programs at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and at the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania.

Besides being a director of HCAC, Chevalier has served on committees for the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment and the Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing. He also served for 10 years on the Board of Trustees for the University of Colorado Foundation.

Members: Are you interested in joining an HCAC committee or the board? Sign up here. Not a member? Join here. 


Deadlines Fast Approaching for Home Care Policy Forum in D.C.

Posted Aug. 22, 2018

Friday is the deadline for hotel reservations for the Council of State Home Care Associations's Public Policy Summit and Advocacy Day, Sept. 11-12, at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington D.C. 

The summit and advocacy day are now in their third year. The first day of the Summit begins on Tuesday, September 11 and features top homecare innovators, policy experts and regulators from across the country. The following day, September 12, attendees will meet with their respective lawmakers on Capitol Hill - hundreds of homecare professionals strong!

Cost is $250 per person.

Click here to download the full Summit brochure 

Register here

Hotel Information

Mayflower Hotel
1127 Connecticut Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20036

To reserve your overnight at the discounted rate of $266 per night, click here or call the Mayflower at 1-877-212-5752 by August 24 and mention the Council of State Home Care Associations.



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