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Cross-State Biker Stops at Clarion University to Deliver Keynote

Friday, September 13, 2019 @ 12:09 AM

Posted by Joanne Bauer

Founders HallCLARION, Pa. – National leader in hospice care Dr. Ric Baxter arrived at Founders Hall via bicycle yesterday afternoon to participate in the College of Health Sciences and Human Services’ conference.

Baxter, keynote speaker for the college’s conference, “Compassionate Caring: An Interdisciplinary Approach to End of Life Care,” is riding his bicycle across Pennsylvania to raise awareness about end-of-life care. Since starting in the Lehigh Valley, he’s journeyed west, visiting dozens of hospitals, hospices and medical schools, where he has given talks on his experience providing end-of-life treatment.

Baxter is a national leader in hospice and palliative care and currently serves as hospice medical director in St. Luke’s Hospital and Health Network and as a board member of the Pennsylvania Hospice and Palliative Care Network. The conference runs from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Friday in Gemmell MPR; Dr. Baxter will speak from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m.

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