Janice Wendt, RN, MA, CHPN

Contact Information & Service Area

Private Healthcare Advocate: Certified by Healthcare Liaison, Inc.

Phone: 412-496-9553

PA RN License #RN2940131

P.O. Box 305 Sewickley, PA, 15143

Serving Southwestern Pennsylvania

Practice Focus, Interests

What I've enjoyed most in my 20-plus years as a nurse is helping patients and families become empowered in finding their way around an increasingly fractured healthcare system. I have seen the frustration experienced by patients and families alike in understanding healthcare "language", in sorting through treatment options, in locating providers who meet their needs and in putting the pieces of the healthcare puzzle together. Specifically, I have focused on advanced illness care coordination, and in end of life concerns, both medical, ethical and psychological.

Professional History

As an RN since 1987, I have worked in a hospital oncology unit, started a parish nursing position in a church, and spent 17 years in hospice care, both in management and at the bedside.

Academic Background

I am Pennsylvania-licensed as an RN, hold a BA in Political Science/English from Baldwin-Wallace College (Ohio) and an MA in Communications from American University. I have an RN Diploma from Shadyside Hospital School of Nursing (Pittsburgh, PA). I have national certification in hospice and palliative care nursing.

National Association of Healthcare Advocacy Consultants

Healthcare Liaison Up Close

The Roles of Private Patient Advocates

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Jan. 2011

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Six Ways to Use Communication for Good Patient Transitions

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Sept. 2010

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Advocates In the News

A New Breed: Navigating the Healthcare System

American Way Magazine
May 2013

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Patient's Fear of Being 'Difficult' May Hurt Care

San Francisco Chronicle
May 2012

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When Health System Fails You, Advocates Can Help

When Bob Whitlow, a long-time paraplegic, faced a recent health crisis, he hired a private health advocate to help. The Wall Street Journal MarketWatch
May 2011
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Press Releases

Healthcare Liaison, Inc. Expands Credentialing Program For Healthcare Advocates

Berkeley, CA
June 15, 2010
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