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2012-11-05 08:32:22

Therese Rando delivers opening plenary presentation and Holly Prigerson receives NHPCO Distinguished Researcher Award ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Grief and bereavement support is one beneficial, integral, and valued aspect of care that makes hospice palliative care different from conventional medical care. The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization opened its 13(th) annual Clinical Team Conference and Pediatric Intensive with a focus on trauma,...

2012-11-01 07:32:41

Hospice Palliative Care Offers: Comfort. Love. Respect. ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the nation's oldest and largest leadership association representing hospice and palliative care providers and professionals, the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization issues the following proclamation declaring November 2012 as National Hospice and Palliative Care Month. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121101/DC03293LOGO)(Logo:...

2012-10-04 10:23:49

New Study Confirms Inherent Barrier to Receiving Hospice Care for SNF Patients ALEXANDRIA, Va., Oct. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new study, published online in the Archives of Internal Medicine, confirms that inconsistent reimbursement structures and regulations adversely affect many people receiving skilled nursing facility (SNF) benefits in the last months of life and hinders access to high-quality specialized end-of-life care. (Logo:...

2012-10-03 06:31:05

NEWTON, Mass., Oct. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Kathy Bliss, MSN, RN, CHPCA, has assumed the position of President of the Hospice & Palliative Federation of Massachusetts. Bliss has been a member of the Board of Directors of The Hospice & Palliative Care Federation of Massachusetts since 2008, serving on the Ethics Committee and the Nominating Committee. Bliss assumed the role of Clerk in June 2010. "I am truly humbled by the faith and trust placed in me by the Board and Federation...

2012-09-24 02:26:46

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Sept. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) has joined the list of consumer communication partners for Choosing Wisely®, a national campaign launched in April by the ABIM Foundation and Consumer Reports promoting informed healthcare decision making. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110105/DC25260LOGO) The goal of Choosing Wisely is to promote conversations between physicians and patients about...

2012-09-18 06:29:51

Institute Will Focus on Making a Powerful Difference in End-of-Life Care through Education, Leadership, and Outreach ALEXANDRIA, Va., Sept. 18, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As part of its mission to lead and mobilize social change for improved care at the end of life, the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) has announced the creation of the Mary J. Labyak Institute for Innovation. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110105/DC25260LOGO) The Institute,...

2012-08-03 06:22:32

GLENVIEW, Ill., Aug. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Karen Marshak-Hilder's husband was diagnosed with terminal cancer when he was just 46 years old. Her world came crashing down. "Because Midwest Hospice & Palliative CareCenter relieved us of the burden of being caretakers, our family could just embrace our time together," Karen said. "Hospice allowed the end-of-life journey to be peaceful, full of comfort and serenity." Midwest Palliative & Hospice CareCenter will celebrate...

2012-06-05 09:46:36

Hospice Care Would Improve Quality of Life and Lower Costs, Say Authors Half of adults over age 65 made at least one emergency department (ED) visit in the last month of life, in a study led by a physician at the San Francisco VA Medical Center (SFVAMC) and UCSF. Three quarters of ED visits led to hospital admissions, and more than two-thirds of those admitted to the hospital died there. In contrast, the 10 percent of study subjects who had enrolled in hospice care at least one month...

2012-05-16 06:27:34

Volunteer Leadership Virtual Conference: Ignite the Future to take place July 30 - August 3, 2012 ALEXANDRIA, Va., May 16, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than 450,000 hospice volunteers provide an estimated 21 million hours of service to hospice organizations in the U.S. Trained volunteers are vitally important members of the hospice interdisciplinary team, providing care for patients and families, assisting with community outreach and awareness, supporting fundraising efforts,...

2012-05-03 10:26:00

ALEXANDRIA, Va., May 3, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization has contracted with Hill + Knowlton Strategies to develop and launch a "Reaffirming Hospice Campaign." This national campaign will reinforce the vital importance and quality of hospice to policy makers, healthcare professionals, and baby boomers. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110105/DC25260LOGO) "In 2010, an estimated 1.58 million patients, along with their family...