Sleepy Hollow's Phelps To Host Workshop On Choosing Health-Care Surrogates

SLEEPY HOLLOW, N.Y. -- Phelps Memorial Hospital Center is hosting a special workshop on May 20 on how to choose a health-care surrogate.

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"Choosing Your Health-care Surrogate - What You Need to Know," will start at 10 a.m. at the hospital auditorium in Sleepy Hollow. Registration is required. 

"Your health-care surrogate is the person you name to make medical decisions and to speak for you if you are unable to do so for yourself," representatives said in a press release. 

Sherrie Dulworth, a registered nurse and a health-care consultant and freelance writer, will lead the session. Dulworth is a former Intensive Care Unit nurse who has written about end-of-life topics and other public health issues.

"She can also speak from personal experience, as she was a health-care surrogate for a close friend for the last nine years of his life," representatives said. 

For more information or to register for the event, call 914-366-3937.

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