Charlotte Igo, RN, BSN, MHA, CHPCA – Hospice
TOPIC: Hospice and Cannabis
Charlotte Igo, is the CEO and managing partner of Comprehensive Hospice and Palliative Care in Phoenix, Arizona. With a long history in hands-on nursing and hospice, Charlotte moved into management and after overseeing operations in several local hospices, she joined like-minded professionals and became one of five founding members of award winning Comprehensive Hospice and Palliative Care.
Charlotte Igo is the architect of the Comprehensive Care Program; a community of palliative care program that cares for complex care patients with social barriers to medical services resulting in high recidivism rates. This program, in conjunction with Valley hospitals, has provided care to over 1000 patients over the last 3 years with less than a 5% return rate to hospitals, effectively and economically meeting medical needs while simultaneously supporting social needs.
Charlotte is the force behind Comprehensive’s medical Cannabis program as the first hospice in Arizona to offer a program based around alternative treatments. As highlighted in numerous radio, television and print features, the Comprehensive medicinal cannabis program has become the template for compassionate care in the Phoenix area when traditional pharmaceuticals are not the best course of treatment.
Charlotte is a recipient of the Stevie Award for her work at Trinity Hospice, while Comprehensive Hospice and Palliative Care has been awarded the Best 100 Places to work in Arizona for 2014. The Comprehensive mission is to provide competent and quality care that is supportive, unbiased and personally modified. The Comprehensive Hospice and Palliative Care interdisciplinary staff is focused on efforts to ensure patients and their families receive the education, assistance and guidance necessary for them to contribute to and lead their personalized plan of care. This care plan can now include non-traditional treatment options.