Seattle Area Healthcare Professionals Explore New Career Opportunities at Healthcare Liaison Workshop on Becoming a Private Healthcare Advocate

Thursday, October 23, 2008 General News J E 4
BAINBRIDGE ISLAND, Wash., Oct. 22 Seattle area healthcareprofessionals will learn about career opportunities in the rapidly emergingfield of healthcare advocacy at a workshop, "Becoming A Private HealthcareAdvocate: 11 Steps To A New Career In Healthcare", presented by HealthcareLiaison, Inc.

"A growing number of physicians, nurses and other healthcare professionalsare burned out on managed care, or are retiring and looking for a professionthat allows them to use their skills and knowledge in a more personallysatisfying way," says Healthcare Liaison CEO Joanna Smith. "Working as aprivate healthcare advocate is a logical transition."

Private healthcare advocates assist clients deal with numerous healthcarerelated issues and situations, including assessing treatment options; going into the hospital; resolving medication issues; identifying and arrangingappropriate resources; and intervening with insurers to help resolve paymentor coverage issues.

Registration/more information: Visit to register. For more information,call Healthcare Liaison: 206-780-0560, or email:

About Healthcare Liaison. Established in 2005, Healthcare Liaison, a private healthcare advocacy practice focused on complex medical casemanagement. Founder and CEO Joanna Smith, LCSW, MPH has 25 years experiencein the fields of health, public health and mental health, working as a medicalsocial worker and hospital discharge planner in healthcare systems. For moreinformation visit: Details: What: "Becoming A Private Healthcare Advocate: 11 Steps To A New Career In Healthcare", presented by Healthcare Liaison, Inc. When/where: November 1 and 2, 8:30 am-4:30 pm, Business Confluence, 900 Winslow Way East, Suite 250, Bainbridge Island, Washington Cost: $350 for both days. Includes manual and refreshments

SOURCE Healthcare Liaison, Inc.


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