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2013-04-25 08:34:26

Awards Recognizing Quality Leadership, Outstanding State Organization, and U.S.-African Partnership Presented ALEXANDRIA, Va., April 25, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Congressman Earl Blumenauer will welcome more than 1,700 hospice and palliative care leaders and industry experts to the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization's 28(th) Annual Management and Leadership Conference being held at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland....

2013-04-08 23:01:46

Names Samaritan Healthcare & Hospice as preferred provider for pain and symptom relief services at any stage of illness Camden, NJ (PRWEB) April 08, 2013 Lourdes Health System has launched a Palliative Medicine consultation service effective April 1. Lourdes named Samaritan Healthcare & Hospice´s Palliative Medical Partners specialty practice as its Preferred Provider for this burgeoning field of medicine, announced Alexander J. Hatala, President and CEO of Lourdes Health...

2013-03-07 23:55:16

As baby-boomers age and the number of people with serious chronic illnesses continues to rise, the demand for experts in palliative medicine is sure to outstrip the supply, according Timothy E. Quill, M.D., professor of Medicine, Psychiatry and Medical Humanities in the Center for Ethics, Humanities and Palliative Care at the University of Rochester Medical Center. In a perspective published in today's New England Journal of Medicine, Quill, who serves as president of the American Academy...

2013-03-06 12:26:09

CHICAGO, March 6, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Midwest Palliative & Hospice CareCenter announced today that it has entered into a collaborative agreement to provide hospice services to patients and families of Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Midwest CareCenter has one of the largest groups of specialists - physicians and advance practice nurses - in palliative care and hospice and the only music-thanatology program for hospice patients in Illinois. The organization's mission is to...

2013-02-21 23:04:00

Hospice Savannah affiliate Laura Wiggins, Director of the Steward Center for Palliative Care, will speak at the National Hospice and Palliative Care annual leadership conference. Savannah, GA (PRWEB) February 21, 2013 Laura N. Wiggins, MSN, APRN, BC-ANP, ACHPN has been selected to speak at the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization´s 28th annual Management and Leadership Conference to be held in National Harbor, Maryland in April, 2013. As the Director of The Steward Center...

2013-02-06 10:07:58

A study published Feb. 6 in the Journal of the American Medical Association finds that while more seniors are dying with hospice care than a decade ago, they are increasingly doing so for very few days right after being in intensive care. The story told by the data, said the study's lead author, is that for many seniors palliative care happens only as an afterthought. "For many patients, hospice is an 'add-on' to a very aggressive pattern of care during the last days of life," said Dr....

2012-12-11 00:59:28

Fewer emergency room visits, less depression Seniors in long-term care experienced a significant reduction in emergency room visits and depression when receiving palliative care services, according to a recent collaborative study by researchers at Hebrew SeniorLife's Hebrew Rehabilitation Center (HRC) and Institute for Aging Research, both affiliated with Harvard Medical School (HMS). The results of the study, published today in The Gerontologist, demonstrate the potential for improved...

2012-12-01 16:20:05

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Dec. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Hospice Compassus, a Nashville, Tenn.-based company that operates a nationwide network of hospice programs, has become the first hospice provider in the U.S. to publicly reveal patient quality data. The announcement was made today during a national hospice and palliative care physicians conference held by the company. The data shows significant achievements toward establishing and continuing to raise industry benchmarks after a year of reporting...

2012-11-27 08:29:45

NHPCO Reports that 35.7 Percent of Hospice Patients Die or Were Discharged within 7 Days ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A record number of dying persons in the U.S. - an estimated 1.65 million patients - received care from the nation's hospices in 2011, reports the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110105/DC25260LOGO) (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121127/DC18347) Approximately 44.6...

2012-11-06 08:29:11

NHPCO Presents Volunteers are the Foundation of Hospice Awards ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- There are more than 450,000 trained, hospice volunteers contributing more than 21 million hours annually to hospice organizations across the country. Three outstanding hospice volunteers were honored by the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization for their extraordinary efforts to serve patients and families nearing the end of life and the organizations that...