At The Forefront Podcast: Healthcare Experience Institute

In this educational episode, host Tim Mallad welcomes guests Dr. Michael Bond and Dan Naegeli, to discuss an exciting partnership between Forefront Living (FL) and Greenville University, a four-year Christian liberal arts school in Greenville, IL, to develop and run an immersive education program called the Healthcare Experience Institute (HEI), coming to the campus of the T. Boone Pickens Hospice Center in January 2024. In this informative podcast, Tim and his special guests discuss highlights of the innovative program dedicated to undergraduate students majoring in Biology/Biochemistry (Pre-Med), Nursing, Health, Social Work, Psychology, Social Services, Ministry, Religious Studies, Business, Non-Profit Management or other related areas. HEI students will receive a blend of classroom learning and field experience after being paired with teammates to shadow throughout their semester, based on their interests and abilities. In addition to field work with patients and families, students will assist with established programs such as Camp Faith, Celebration of Life ceremonies, the Each Moment Matters Luncheon, Support Groups and others, to fully understand the services offered by FL and each of its entities. Experienced FL teammates serving as HEI course faculty members and professional development seminar speakers are excited to educate the next generation on providing exceptional hospice care.

Join us for this very special episode to learn more about HEI, an experiential education model teaching students the business of compassionate holistic healthcare with a focus on end-of-life care.

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About Dr. Michael Bond
Dr. Bond is board certified by the American Board of Family Medicine, the American Board of Osteopathic Family Physicians, and the Board of Certification in Emergency Medicine by the American Board of Physician Specialists. Dr. Bond has been engaged in end-of-life care for the past 13 years and became certified in hospice and palliative care in 2011. He actively practices emergency medicine and hospice and palliative care medicine in the Dallas Metroplex. In November 2017, Dr. Bond joined Faith Presbyterian Hospice as a Medical Director and a year later was appointed as Chief Medical Officer and Medical Director. He currently provides daily oversight for all medical operations which includes a 36-bed inpatient unit for severely ill hospice patients. Dr. Bond has a passion for end-of-life care and is recognized as an expert and thought leader in this evolving field of medicine. In addition to his military decorations and other civilian recognitions, he is a life member of the National Eagle Scout Association. Dr. Bond resides with his wife and their three children in Plano, Texas. He enjoys cooking, saltwater reef aquaria and medical history.

About Dan Naegeli
After more than 30 years in college and university-level career services, Dan currently serves as Executive Director for the Healthcare Experience Institute, a pioneering immersive learning program. He is honored to help curate a program designed to develop students’ skills in the field of hospice and healthcare. In his role at HEI, Dan focuses on student development through a comprehensive curriculum covering essential healthcare skills, hospice expertise and relevant industry knowledge. HEI strives to provide hands-on experience in real healthcare settings to help students make informed decisions about their future in the healthcare industry.