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2008-09-23 12:00:51

Steve Ford, son of former President Gerald R. Ford, will be this year's guest speaker at the 18th Annual One from the Heart Awards Breakfast, on October 10, 2008, 7:30 - 9:30 a.m. at the Crowne Plaza Cabana Hotel in Palo Alto. Ford, an actor, motivational speaker and hospice supporter, will give the audience an insider's view of life in the public eye, featuring many historic and never-before-seen photos and slides. Steve will also share insights gained when he and those dearest to him...

2008-09-03 12:00:33

PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- The Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) of Greater Philadelphia announces the appointment of Deborah Way, MD, as medical director of its Hospice of Philadelphia. VNA's Hospice of Philadelphia provides hospice care for both adult and pediatric patients living in the Greater Philadelphia region. "Dr. Way's expertise serves to enhance the excellent level of care Hospice of Philadelphia provides," said Stephen Holt, president and CEO of VNA. "We consider...

2008-08-28 15:01:06

LEWISTON - Androscoggin Home Care and Hospice will host its annual fundraiser, Autumn Night Out, at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 3, at USM L-A College. Reservations are $35 a person or $120 for a group of. All proceeds will benefit hospice services. Now in its fifth year, Autumn Night Out 2008 will include a light- fare buffet, sampling of wine, a chocolate fountain, music by pianist Greg Boardman and silent and live auctions. Auction items have been donated by many local businesses and artists....

2008-08-25 15:01:00

BANGOR - Hospice of Eastern Maine is seeking caring men and women of all ages and walks of life to join its family of patient care volunteers. HOEM's volunteers share their time and friendship with terminally ill patients and their caregivers. Hospice care focuses on the physical, emotional, social and spiritual needs of hospice patients and their loved ones. Trained medical professionals deliver the physical care; hospice volunteers provide companionship and comfort care. Volunteers...

2008-08-21 12:01:28

By ALISON CAMPSIE THE atmosphere at the Prince and Princess of Wales Hospice in Glasgow, where 95per cent of patients suffer from cancer, is not what you would perhaps imagine. "Our hospice is a vibrant place. We try to encourage our patients to live every single day to the full. Yes, there are times when it gets sad, but there is a lot of life about this hospice, " said chief executive Rhona Baillie. "Our approach is that you can't prevent a disease but what you can do is make every day...

2008-08-07 00:00:30

By Bob Stiles Gretchen Peske says a new hospice center being opened by Excela Health is intended to give short-term care to patients facing death so they can get back in their homes if possible. The 10-bed hospice center is scheduled to open Monday on the second floor of Westmoreland Hospital at Jeannette, the former Mercy Jeannette Hospital, which was purchased by Excela. "In these instances, patients can be referred to the center, where our highly trained inpatient hospice team works...

2008-08-01 15:00:53

By Vicky Eckenrode, Star-News, Wilmington, N.C. Jul. 31--When Joanne Tennille's mother was diagnosed, the brain cancer already was spreading aggressively. For the next month, Tennille and other family members stayed at her mother's Wilmington home, keeping close watch and spending time together before she died. "We had a very precious window of opportunity with her, and we never left her side," said Tennille, who now lives in Currie. They were helped through the process with...

2008-08-01 09:01:04

WASHINGTON, Aug. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) announced today that it will cut Medicare reimbursement rates for hospice, forcing many hospice providers across the country to either significantly scale back the care they provide to terminally ill patients or to shut their doors altogether. The final rule, published in The Federal Register, is effective October 1, 2008. "Let's be clear, the Administration's cuts will seriously hurt the...

2008-07-31 21:00:36

By Mark Agee, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Texas Jul. 31--Many dying patients will have new rights at the end of their lives after the federal government updated hospice regulations for Medicare participants this summer for the first time in 25 years. Some of the most significant changes for patients in hospice, who typically have less than six months to live, include the right to effective pain medications and the ability to choose one's own physician, according to the Centers for Medicare...

2008-07-24 09:01:13

To: MEDICAL EDITORS Contact: Lauren Brown of The Connecticut Hospice, +1-203-315- 7556, lbrown@hospice.com BRANFORD, Conn., July 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Connecticut Hospice, Inc., birthplace of Hospice in America, is proud to announce the arrival of six Nurse Scholars from The Henrietta Szold-Hadassah-Hebrew University School of Nursing, Jerusalem Israel, in conjunction with New York University College of Nursing. Lauren Brown, MSN, Co-Director of Education, together with...