Forefront Living Announces Exciting Partnership

Forefront Living (FL) is partnering with Greenville University, a four-year Christian liberal arts school in Greenville, IL, to develop and run an immersive education program on our campus this Fall.

The Healthcare Experience Institute (HEI) is intended for 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. Currently, students are being recruited from local and national colleges and universities and are scheduled to occupy the inaugural class in Fall 2023.

“This program will offer something to college students that doesn’t currently exist in higher education. For every participating student, this will be a life-changing experience. It will also be a very rewarding experience for FL teammates to pass along their knowledge,” said Dan Naegeli, HEI Executive Director.

HEI students will receive a blend of classroom learning and field experience, with class work taking place in the Wildenthal Education Center on campus at the T. Boone Pickens Hospice and Palliative Care Center. During their first week at HEI, students will be trained as volunteers and paired with teammates to shadow throughout their semester, based on their interests and abilities.

In addition to their field work with patients and families, students will assist teammates 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.

“Our goal is to expose young minds to the poorly understood area of hospice medicine to expand their personal knowledge base as well as educate them on the many benefits of exceptional end-of-life care. We know that these students will become thought leaders and respected influencers by their experiences through this program,” shared Dr. Michael Bond, Chief Medical Officer and Medical Director at Faith Presbyterian Hospice.

FL is excited about partnering with Greenville University to educate the next generation on providing exceptional hospice care. Teammates from all FL entities are being recruited to participate in HEI by serving as a course faculty member or professional development seminar speaker.

For more information, please contact Dan Naegeli, HEI Executive Director via email or by calling (940) 367-0935.