Joan K. Harrold Scholarship for Excellence in Education

An annual scholarship providing financial assistance for a member of a hospice and/or palliative care team to attend the Pennsylvania Hospice and Palliative Care Network’s Annual Conference

The PHPCN-Sponsored Conference Scholarship program recognizes Joan K. Harrold, MD, MPH, FACP, FAAHPM, for her tireless efforts to make available exceptional end of life care education to the hospice and palliative care community. 

Dr. Harrold is the Medical Director and Vice President of Medical Services of Hospice & Community Care in Lancaster/York, PA and has almost two decades of experience in hospice and palliative care. Board certified in Internal Medicine with added qualifications in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, she also completed a Master of Public Health degree with special emphasis in epidemiology and biostatistics. 

She serves on the Board of Directors of NHPCO and previously served as a director on the Boards of the Pennsylvania Hospice and Palliative Care Network (including terms as president and vice-president), the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM), the American Board of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (ABHPM), and the Hospice and Palliative Nurses Foundation.  She has also served as the Physician Section Leader of the National Council of Hospice and Palliative Professionals.  Additionally, Dr. Harrold serves on the inaugural Examination Committee of the Hospice Medical Director Certification Board.  She formerly served on the American Board of Internal Medicine Examination Committee for Hospice and Palliative Medicine and the Examination Committee for the American Board of Hospice and Palliative Medicine.

A co-author of the Handbook for Mortals: Guidance for People Facing Serious Illness (2nd edition, 2011),     Dr. Harrold has also participated in peer-reviewed research in hospice care and is a frequent presenter on national and regional levels.

Dr. Harrold is the 2014 recipient of the PHPCN Nancy Bohnet Award for Excellence honoring individuals who demonstrate excellence in patient care and high ethical standards.

This annual scholarship will provide financial assistance to enable a member of the hospice and palliative care team to attend the Pennsylvania Hospice and Palliative Care Network’s Annual Conference.

This scholarship will be awarded to a hospice team member of a PHPCN Organizational member and will provide a full conference registration fee (including the pre-conference workshop) to the
PHPCN Annual Conference. 

Please note: The scholarship does not cover hotel accommodations, food or travel expenses.

To be eligible for the scholarship, candidates must:

Must be employed by an agency who is a current PHPCN organizational member

Submit a completed PHPCN-Sponsored Scholarship Application including a resume or CV (2 pages or less). 

Submit all materials on or before deadline.

The PHPCN Conference Scholarship Review Committee takes into account applicants’ adherence to submission guidelines, completeness of applications, and quality of responses.

Applicants may be self-nominated or nominated by a colleague.

Application for the PHPCN 2019 Annual Conference will be available soon!