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Latest National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization Stories

2013-11-05 08:35:56

National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization Reports more than 400,000 trained, hospice volunteers serving in the U.S. ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Americans are proud to give of their time and talents to those in need. Every year, an estimated 64 million Americans donate more than 8 billion hours of service to worthwhile organizations and causes, reports the Corporation for National and Community Service. (Logo:...

2013-08-06 12:26:43

NHPCO Encourages Families to Learn about Hospice before a Medical Crisis ALEXANDRIA, Va., Aug. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A family is huddled out in the hallway of a hospital questioning what to do for a loved one with a terminal illness. Each family member has a different idea of what should be done or what the patient would want. Additional stress and tension are added to an already difficult situation. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110105/DC25260LOGO )...

2013-05-24 23:27:01

The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization reminds Americans that Memorial Day means much more than the start of the summer season. It provides an opportunity to honor those in the military who have made the ultimate sacrifice on behalf of our nation. Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) May 23, 2013 Memorial Day is Monday, May 27, a day that marks the start of the summer season for many Americans. Across the nation, people will have picnics, visit loved ones, and enjoy the long weekend. NHPCO...

2013-05-02 08:37:43

ALEXANDRIA, Va., May 2, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Monday, April 29, The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services released a proposed rule which would update the fiscal year (FY) 2014 hospice reimbursement rates. The CMS notice claimed that hospices would receive a 1.1 percent market basket increase in their reimbursement. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110105/DC25260LOGO) J. Donald Schumacher, president and CEO of the National Hospice and Palliative Care...

2013-04-30 23:19:46

Powered by NHPCO, ehospiceUSA is a free resource created specifically for hospice referral sources, such as physicians, hospital discharge planners, and other professionals who will benefit from a comprehensive understanding of the ways that hospice care will help their patients. Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) April 30, 2013 ehospiceUSA, a new resource designed to help healthcare and other professionals that care for patients and families facing serious and life-limiting illness, was unveiled at...

2013-04-26 23:02:53

National Hospice Foundation 9th Annual Gala Honoring and Celebrating Pediatric Palliative Care and Hospice Patients and Caregivers. Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) April 26, 2013 This evening, the National Hospice Foundation will host its 9th Annual Gala as part of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization´s 28th Management and Leadership Conference at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center at National Harbor, MD. “Tonight´s celebration pays tribute to the...

2013-04-25 08:34:26

Awards Recognizing Quality Leadership, Outstanding State Organization, and U.S.-African Partnership Presented ALEXANDRIA, Va., April 25, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Congressman Earl Blumenauer will welcome more than 1,700 hospice and palliative care leaders and industry experts to the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization's 28(th) Annual Management and Leadership Conference being held at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland....

2013-04-21 23:00:30

During National Volunteer Week, the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization salutes the estimated 450,000 trained hospice volunteers providing more than 21 million hours of service to hospice programs each year. Alexandria, Va (PRWEB) April 21, 2013 National Volunteer Week is April 21 — 27, 2013 and those dedicated individuals offering support, companionship and hope to those facing a life-limiting illness deserve special recognition for the difference they make in America....

2013-04-19 23:04:05

Emmy Award winning ABC7/WJLA-TV reporter and anchor, Greta Kreuz will serve as Mistress of Ceremonies for the National Hospice Foundation´s Gala on April 26, 2013. Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) April 19, 2013 National Hospice Foundation will pay tribute to pediatric hospice patients at its ninth annual gala on April 25, 2013. NHF is honored to have local reporter and anchor, Greta Kreuz, serve as emcee. Kreuz began her career as a newspaper reporter and photographer and has gone on to become...

2013-04-18 08:32:32

Award to be presented at NHF Gala on April 26 in the Washington, DC area ALEXANDRIA, Va., April 18, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Torrey DeVitto is one of the busiest actresses working today, who amidst her professional career finds time to raise awareness about hospice care as the first official Hospice Ambassador for the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization. DeVitto is not just a hospice advocate, for the past six years she has been a volunteer for Mission Hospice in...