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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...

2011-06-16 08:30:00

DETROIT, June 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- An estimated 35,000 Michigan residents are eligible for covered hospice care and don't know it. As a result, caring for them falls to their families, loved ones and other caregivers and places an enormous burden on them. Hospice of Michigan (HOM), the state's oldest and largest provider of hospice services, today introduced "The Caregiver Kit" to guide patients and their caregivers in determining whether hospice care is the right option and to...

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...


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cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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