How Integrating Life Care Specialists into Hospitals is Preventing Substance Misuse (Part 1 of 2)


In this episode, Moderator Ed Kopetsky, Co-chair of the CHIME Opioid Task Force and former CIO of Stanford Children’s Hospital speaks with Cammie Wolf Rice, Founder and CEO of Christopher Wolf Crusade (CwC) formed in honor of her son. CwC has since launched a new position in healthcare called the Life Care Specialist (LCS), now an integral part of a patient’s care team in hospitals where the role has been introduced. 


Co-chair, CHIME Opioid Task Force 

Ed Kopetsky, former Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer of Stanford Children’s Health, is an accomplished healthcare executive with expertise in integrated healthcare systems, information technology, operations and cost improvement, digital transformation and consulting. Following a family tragedy, in 2018 Ed co-founded and continues to co-chair the CHIME Opioid Task Force helping healthcare organizations confront the national opioid crisis. 


Philanthropist, Activist, Speaker 

CEO & Founder, Christopher Wolf Crusade 

Author: The Flight, My Opioid Journey | 

As founder of the Christopher Wolf Crusade (CwC), Cammie Wolf Rice is dedicated to bringing an end to the Opioid Epidemic. After the tragedy of losing her son, Christopher Wolf, Cammie has turned pain into purpose by championing addiction prevention. In 2018, Cammie founded CwC in Christopher’s honor and launched a new position in healthcare called the Life Care Specialist (LCS). Learn more about Cammie’s journey by reading her memoir – The Flight, My Opioid Journey.

 What you’ll learn about: 

– Cammie’s background and life experience which guided her involvement in the opioid crisis. 

– An overview of the Life Care Specialist (LCS) healthcare role and training program 

– Early findings and results of the accredited LCS training program. 

– CwC’s future roadmap and near-term goals going forward.

Follow Christopher Wolf Crusade (CwC) and Cammie Wolf Rice!



The CHIME Opioid Task Force (OTF) was launched in early 2018 with a simple mission: to turn the tide on the opioid epidemic using the knowledge and expertise of the nation’s healthcare IT leaders. While our mission is simple, achieving it is not. Opioid addiction is a complex disease that requires long-term, if not lifetime, care from well-informed clinicians who are supported with easy-to-use and reliable tools. 


CHIME Opioid Action Center

710 Avis Drive, Suite 200
Ann Arbor, MI 48108


Phone: 1.734.665.0000


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