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2011-10-06 09:00:00

Zaslow to Speak and StoryCorpss Legacy Project Introduced SAN DIEGO, Oct. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than 1,400 hospice and palliative professionals and industry experts will gather in San Diego over the next three days to explore best practices in hospice and palliative care. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110105/DC25260LOGO) The conference, presented in collaboration with the California Hospice and Palliative Care Association, includes NHPCO's annual Pediatric...

2011-09-28 10:48:00

The Hospice Interdisciplinary Team: Leading and Innovating Quality throughout the Care Continuum SAN DIEGO, Sept. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released by the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110105/DC25260LOGO) WHO: National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization WHAT: 12th Clinical Team Conference and Pediatric Intensive WHEN: Thursday, October 6 - Saturday, October 8, 2011 WHERE: Town...

2011-09-25 16:49:00

NASHVILLE, Tenn., Sept. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- While many U.S. healthcare providers try to keep up with changing regulations designed to improve quality care and patient outcomes, one of the nation's leading hospice providers is taking a voluntary, proactive lead in setting new quality standards for the hospice industry. Hospice Compassus, a Nashville, Tenn.- based company that operates a nationwide network of community-based hospice programs, officially launched its National Quality...

2011-08-09 08:00:00

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Aug. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Muskegon-born Todd Winn, MD, an emergency room physician, is the first physician to be awarded West Michigan's Fellowship in Hospice and Palliative Medicine. The Fellowship, designed to increase physician awareness, understanding and competence in the specialized field of hospice and palliative care, is a collaboration between Hospice of Michigan (HOM) Grand Rapids Medical Education Partners, Michigan State University School of Medicine...

2011-07-06 09:00:00

LOUISVILLE, Ky., July 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) has reaffirmed its eight-year collaboration with Deyta, LLC to collect, analyze and report results of the Family Evaluation of Hospice Care (FEHC) survey. Together, they will continue to grow and strengthen the United States' largest hospice quality benchmark database, in which approximately one-third of the nation's hospices participate. In December 2010, in collaboration with FEHC...

2011-06-03 13:49:00

DETROIT, June 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Michael Paletta, MD, FAAHPM, Vice President Medical Affairs and Executive Director, Maggie Allessee Center for the Quality of Life at the Hospice of Michigan is a nationally recognized expert on end-of-life and palliative health care issues and is available today for interviews on the subject. For television, Skype and Scopia are available. Please call the Hospice of Michigan CARE Center at 888-247-5701 to schedule an interview. During the time...

2011-05-19 06:35:00

"Have You Had the Talk?(TM)" Toolkit Facilitates End-of-Life Discussions for Physicians, Caretakers and Patients DETROIT, May 19, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The 2008 presidential campaign introduced a debate on an unexpected topic: physician/patient conversations on end-of life options. The debate intensified in 2010 as lawmakers drafted health care reform legislation, and Americans began to worry about how changes would affect them should they ever be diagnosed with a terminal...

2011-04-14 16:06:00

Go Wish Cards can help start the conversation regarding future healthcare decisions SAN DIEGO, April 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- To underscore the importance of National Healthcare Decisions Day on April 16, San Diego Hospice and The Institute for Palliative Medicine encourages individuals to engage in conversations with their family, friends and healthcare providers regarding future healthcare decisions, including beliefs about end-of-life care. "What matters most to patients...

2011-02-17 00:00:51

Dr. Harry Leider to present at The Annual Assembly of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM) and the Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association (HPNA) Baltimore, MD (PRWEB) February 16, 2011 Ameritox's Chief Medical Officer and Senior Vice President Harry Leider, MD, MBA, FACPE, will speak at The Annual Assembly of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM) and the Hospice & Palliative Nurses Association (HPNA). Dr. Leider will conduct a...

2011-02-14 11:01:00

SAN DIEGO, Feb. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- February 14 is widely known as Valentine's Day, but at San Diego Hospice and The Institute for Palliative Medicine, the organization celebrates 34 years as a trusted healthcare resource in 2011. As one of the largest not-for-profit hospice programs in the United States, local leaders and the media have cited San Diego Hospice and The Institute for Palliative Medicine as the "gold standard" in hospice and palliative medicine. San Diego...