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2014-06-13 08:24:26

HAMDEN, Conn., June 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, home care and hospice are emerging as some of the most fertile ground on the healthcare landscape for accelerated integration to improve quality and reduce costs. According to Kimberly Skehan, RN, MSN, Senior Manager at Simione Healthcare Consultants, these mostly "out-of-hospital" care delivery models are gaining more attention from hospitals and health networks, who continue to forge ahead in developing systems of care that will...

2014-05-30 12:25:58

National Institute of Nursing Research Unveils Campaign to Help Pediatric Patients BETHESDA, Md., May 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- When three-year-old Rachel was diagnosed with cancer, it was one of the worst days of her mother's life. Tests, medications, surgery--young Rachel's life turned upside down. She fought taking medicine and the frequent finger pricks. Rachel did not like to see the nurses and doctors come into the room because she was afraid of what was coming next. Then her...

2014-05-22 23:07:43

Addition of More Than 90 Palliative Care Courses to Relias’ Content Library Will Support Team-based Care Approach to Improve Patients’ Quality of Life Cary, NC (PRWEB) May 22, 2014 Relias Learning, the leader in online training for specialized staff, announced today that it has added more than 90 palliative care courses to its library. The courses, added after the acquisition of the Hospice Education Network (HEN), focus on patient-centered care and improving services for palliative...

2014-03-18 23:22:10

Governor Malloy appoints Joseph Andrews, M.D., H.P.M. of The Connecticut Hospice, Inc. to the Palliative Care Advisory Panel Branford, CT (PRWEB) March 18, 2014 The Connecticut Hospice, Inc. is pleased to announce that its Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Joseph F. Andrews, MD, HPM has been appointed by Governor Dannel P. Malloy to the Connecticut Palliative Care Advisory Council. This Council was established by law earlier this year (Public Act 13-55) to analyze the current state of...

2014-03-18 23:21:12

Senator Donald E. Williams, Jr., Senator Pro Tempe of the Connecticut Senate, appoints James Prota, RPh. of The Connecticut Hospice, Inc. to the Palliative Care Advisory Panel. Branford, Connecticut (PRWEB) March 18, 2014 The Connecticut Hospice, Inc., is pleased to announce that its Director of Pharmacy, James Prota, RPh., has been appointed by the President Pro Tempore of the Connecticut Senate, Senator Donald E. Williams, Jr. to the Connecticut Palliative Care Advisory Council. This...

2014-03-18 23:21:03

The Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), accredits The John D. Thompson Hospice Institute for Education, Training and Research, Inc., (“The Institute”) with Commendation Branford, CT (PRWEB) March 18, 2014 The Connecticut Hospice, Inc., and its related research and training affiliate The John D. Thompson Hospice Institute for Education, Training and Research, Inc., (“The Institute”) is pleased to announce that the Accreditation Council for Continuing...

2014-03-16 23:03:32

The Joint Commission, a national accreditation agency that evaluates health care organizations, today announced that The Connecticut Hospice, Inc., America’s first hospice, established in 1974 – has been awarded certification by The Joint Commission as the first certified palliative care teaching hospital-hospice in the nation. Branford, CT (PRWEB) March 16, 2014 The Joint Commission is a national accreditation body that seeks to continuously improve the quality of health care...

2014-02-11 23:02:10

Grants of $180,000 Offered for Up to Six Recipients Annually Portland, OR (PRWEB) February 11, 2014 The Cambia Health Foundation, in its continuing commitment to advancing palliative care in the United States, today announced the launch of a national initiative to identify and support outstanding physicians and nurses in the field. The Sojourns Scholar Leadership Program will focus on cultivating emerging palliative care leaders, offering two-year, $180,000 grants to up to six scholars...

2013-12-05 23:29:28

New Online Programs from American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine & Hospice Education Network Hyannis, MA (PRWEB) December 05, 2013 A new partnership is bringing the highest quality clinical palliative care education directly to professionals and organizations through online learning. This unique collaboration brings together the online learning expertise of the Hospice Education Network (HEN) and highly-rated educational programming from the 2013 Annual Assembly of the...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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