Since our inception ten years ago, JHCN has become a healthcare leader in the Detroit area, providing seminars on issues related to chronic illness and end-of-life care. Because JHCN is not a hospice, we do not compete with our health care partners; rather we add value to their service to Jewish patients. This puts us in a trusted position to bring together all areas of the medical community to comprehensively address critical issues in a non-competitive manner. For this reason, we were able to found the Caring Coalition and coordinate its annual conference. Link to Caring Coalition page.

In March 2008, the 25 members of the Caring Coalition presented our first annual conference, The Same But Different, which explored the similarities and differences in rituals and customs practiced by different faiths at the end of life.

In 2009, the coalition hosted The War on Pain conference, designed for professionals whose work requires them to understand the rapidly evolving field of pain management. These events attracted 700-800 social workers, nurses, clergy members, hospice care and elder care workers, physicians, pharmacists, medical administrators and other clinicians.

The third annual Caring Coalition Conference entitled: Handle With Care: Powerful, Compassionate Care Giving, to be held on March 11, 2010 will bring together social workers, nurses, case managers, medical administrators and other health care professionals from throughout Southeast Michigan. The intent of this conference is to demonstrate that care giver skills and wellbeing directly impact the outcome of patient care. Plenary sessions will focus on increasing the knowledge of health care professionals to further enhance the quality of care. Conference participants will receive continuing education credits, along with the opportunity to network with others in their field.

For more information or to register for this event please visit: or call our office at 248-592-2687.