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2014-09-19 12:25:03

Hospice provisions added to the Improving Medicare Post-Acute Care Transformation Act of 2014 (IMPACT Act) will create increased transparency within the hospice community. ALEXANDRIA, Va., Sept. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- This week, the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate passed the Improving Medicare Post-Acute Care Transformation Act of 2014 (IMPACT Act), legislation which includes hospice integrity provisions that are backed by the hospice community. The National...

2014-09-18 23:03:06

In her new position as Chief Medical Director, Dr. Ellen Brown is responsible for the medical component of Pathway’s hospice patient care programs. Sunnyvale, California (PRWEB) September 18, 2014 Pathways Home Health & Hospice has promoted Dr. Ellen Brown to the position of Chief Medical Director. Prior to accepting the directorship, Brown served as Medical Director for several Pathways programs including Pathways KIDS, adult palliative care, and hospice teams that cared for...

2014-09-18 16:28:02

"Moments of Life" continues to debunk common misperceptions of hospice ALEXANDRIA, Va., Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Many people equate a conversation about hospice as being told they must give up. However, more than 1 million people across the nation have learned just the opposite. They've been touched by the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization's "Moments of Life: Made Possible by Hospice" campaign since its launch on May 15, 2014. The campaign's intent is to debunk...

2014-09-15 16:28:24

TAMPA, Fla., Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- myMatrixx has extended its contract with its Medical Director, Dr. Steven Stanos with an expanded role that includes direct involvement in the myMatrixx clinical pharmacy program. Dr. Stanos, a nationally recognized physiatrist and pain management specialist, published author, and frequent speaker on topics related to rehabilitation and workers' compensation, is Board Certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation and pain medicine by...

2014-09-15 08:28:46

Almost 300 newborn events were reported to the Authority with more than nine percent of the events contributing to serious patient harm HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Almost 300 newborn events, including family members dropping their newborns after falling asleep, newborns slipping out of family members' arms to the floor and newborns receiving bumps to their heads while being cared for by their families are highlighted in an article from the September Pennsylvania...

2014-09-13 23:02:29

Acclaimed Surgeon/Sculptor Southwick, renowned Sculptor Lucchesi and spouses to be honored in Branford September 21st. Branford, Connecticut (PRWEB) September 13, 2014 On Sept. 21, acclaimed doctor and sculptor Wayne O. Southwick, M.D., Chairman of the Board, and his mentor, world-renowned Italian sculptor Bruno Lucchesi, will be honored with their spouses at their poignant bronze sculpture crafted for the country’s first hospice, The Connecticut Hospice, Inc. in Branford, CT. The...

2014-09-12 23:03:42

An industry leader in pain management is celebrating the new faces at the institute as well as three anniversaries. Austin, TX (PRWEB) September 12, 2014 Representatives with Capitol Pain Institute announced today that Dr. Raimy Amasha and Dr. Anjuli Desai have completed their first year at Capitol Pain Institute while Jasmine Nelson, FNP has reached three years of service. Dr. Matthew Schocket, founder of Capitol Pain Institute, went on to note that the medical institute also has 10...

2014-09-12 23:01:18

Leading health system unifies over 30 unique entities and service lines to help patients better navigate the path of care. Macon, Ga. (PRWEB) September 12, 2014 Today, Central Georgia Health System, which includes the second largest hospital in Georgia and more than 30 additional entities, is announcing a new brand identity that will unify each facility and service line within its existing system for the very first time. The new brand, Navicent Health, symbolizes this leading health...

2014-09-11 23:02:15

The Pet Calendar spotlights the Hospice’s Pet Peace of Mind© program. Savannah, GA (PRWEB) September 11, 2014 They say having an animal as a companion adds years to one’s life. This is definitely the case for Ossabaw Island’s matriarch, Eleanor (Sandy) West and her dog, Toby, who are featured in Hospice Savannah’s 2015 Pet Calendar. From the point of view of Toby the Jack Russell, he shares how proud he is that his mom, West, is 102 years old. A Hospice Savannah nurse...

2014-09-11 12:27:40

SHERMAN, Texas, Sept. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The shock of losing a loved one is indescribable, especially when the person suffering is a child. The manner in which children experience death and their subsequent grief can vary according to age, developmental stage and their relationship to the deceased. Unaddressed pain can be detrimental to a child, and they may require assistance in resolving unfamiliar feelings of grief, anger and sadness. Camp Dragonfly, located on Lake Texoma,...


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