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2014-10-30 12:29:13

Hospice and Palliative Care providers across the country will participate in outreach and awareness efforts throughout November ALEXANDRIA, Va., Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, the nation's oldest and largest leadership organization working on behalf of end-of-life care has issued the following proclamation officially recognizing November as National Hospice Palliative Care Month. WHEREAS, hospice and palliative care...

2014-10-29 12:29:27

GLENDALE, Calif., Oct. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Apollo Medical Holdings, Inc. (ApolloMed) (OTC-QB: AMEH), an integrated physician-centric healthcare delivery company, today announced the launch of a new subsidiary, Apollo Palliative Services (APS), with the acquisition of majority stakes in both a hospice agency and a home health company. In conjunction, the Company appointed Liviu Chindris, M.D., as President of APS. APS will serve as a single source for hospice, palliative care...

2014-10-27 23:07:37

National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization Releases New Report, "Facts & Figures: Hospice Care in America," at National Clinical Conference in Nashville. Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) October 27, 2014 NHPCO reports that an estimated 1.5 to 1.6 million patients were cared for by U.S. hospice programs in 2013. This figure remains consistent with statistics from the previous year. Additionally, the number of people with a non-cancer diagnosis continues to track at 63 percent,...

2014-10-20 08:30:18

HPNA, HPNF, and HPCC have joined forces to transform the care and culture of serious illness PITTSBURGH, Oct. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Three national nursing organizations today announced a collaborative effort to transform the care and culture of serious illness in the United States. Together, the Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association (HPNA), the Hospice and Palliative Nurses Foundation (HPNF), and the Hospice and Palliative Credentialing Center (HPCC, formerly known as NBCHPN)...

2014-10-14 23:06:10

The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization will welcome more than 1,000 hospice and palliative professionals and industry experts to Nashville to explore best practices in the field of hospice and palliative care. Alexandria, Va (PRWEB) October 14, 2014 WHO: National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization in cooperation with the Tennessee Hospice Organization WHAT: 15th Clinical Team Conference and Pediatric Intensive WHEN: Sunday, October 26 – Wednesday, October 29,...

2014-10-01 23:03:48

A featured session at the #NAHAC14 conference is Finding the Words and Learning How to Have the Conversation: Palliative and End of Life Care. End-of-life conversations are some of the more difficult challenges that advocates and healthcare providers face; knowing how to initiate a discussion of end of life wishes with patients and families leads to better choices in end of life care. Chicago IL (PRWEB) October 01, 2014 Healthcare advocates, patient navigators, healthcare providers and...

2014-09-18 23:03:06

In her new position as Chief Medical Director, Dr. Ellen Brown is responsible for the medical component of Pathway’s hospice patient care programs. Sunnyvale, California (PRWEB) September 18, 2014 Pathways Home Health & Hospice has promoted Dr. Ellen Brown to the position of Chief Medical Director. Prior to accepting the directorship, Brown served as Medical Director for several Pathways programs including Pathways KIDS, adult palliative care, and hospice teams that cared for...

2014-09-18 16:28:02

"Moments of Life" continues to debunk common misperceptions of hospice ALEXANDRIA, Va., Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Many people equate a conversation about hospice as being told they must give up. However, more than 1 million people across the nation have learned just the opposite. They've been touched by the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization's "Moments of Life: Made Possible by Hospice" campaign since its launch on May 15, 2014. The campaign's intent is to debunk...

2014-08-04 08:28:49

New online course, developed by nationally recognized experts in palliative care helps make the business case for existing or proposed palliative care programs SAN DIEGO, Aug. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- www.csupalliativecare.org. The Business Case for Palliative Care, starting August 18(th), is designed to orient clinical and administrative leaders to the critical concepts behind the business case for palliative care. The self-paced course introduces the analyses needed to assess the impact of...

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...


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