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Latest National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization Stories

2012-05-16 06:27:34

Volunteer Leadership Virtual Conference: Ignite the Future to take place July 30 - August 3, 2012 ALEXANDRIA, Va., May 16, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than 450,000 hospice volunteers provide an estimated 21 million hours of service to hospice organizations in the U.S. Trained volunteers are vitally important members of the hospice interdisciplinary team, providing care for patients and families, assisting with community outreach and awareness, supporting fundraising efforts,...

2012-05-03 10:26:00

ALEXANDRIA, Va., May 3, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization has contracted with Hill + Knowlton Strategies to develop and launch a "Reaffirming Hospice Campaign." This national campaign will reinforce the vital importance and quality of hospice to policy makers, healthcare professionals, and baby boomers. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110105/DC25260LOGO) "In 2010, an estimated 1.58 million patients, along with their family...

2012-04-26 06:25:53

SUNRISE, Fla., April 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- According to a study by the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NAPCO) an estimated 1.58 million patients received hospice services. Yet for every person who received hospice services, it is estimated that another individual who would have benefited went without this compassionate care at the end of his or her life.[1] Interim HealthCare, the nation's first home care, hospice and healthcare staffing franchise, is quickly becoming a...

2012-04-12 06:26:38

Take Steps to Make Your Healthcare Wishes Known ALEXANDRIA, Va., April 12, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A study released this week by The Dartmouth Institute found that many physicians feel compelled to treat terminal cancer with aggressive care and, perhaps more disturbing, that sixty percent of cancer patients die in the hospital. Given that the majority of Americans would prefer to be at home at the end of life this raises concerns that Americans may be getting more invasive care...

2012-03-22 02:25:28

New public awareness campaign from NHPCO's Caring Connections dispels myths about pain and empowers consumers ALEXANDRIA, Va., March 22, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "Pain is a natural part of aging or illness and people have to live with it" - is a common myth that leaves millions of people in pain every day. There is almost always a reason why a person is experiencing pain and in most cases physical pain can be managed. Learning the truth about pain and what can be done to manage...

2012-03-19 10:24:46

It's About How We Lead: Listen, Engage, Advocate and Define ALEXANDRIA, Va., March 19, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than 1,500 hospice and palliative care CEOs, executive directors, senior leaders, managers and other industry experts will gather to explore best practices that expand hospice and palliative care service delivery, define excellence and enhance quality throughout the care continuum. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110105/DC25260LOGO) WHO:...

2012-03-06 08:00:00

NHPCO Showcases Examples of Hospices Expanding the Continuum of Care ALEXANDRIA, Va., March 6, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization has released a compendium of articles originally published in its member publication NewsLine that demonstrate ways in which hospice programs are working to create a more seamless continuum of care for patients and families. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120306/DC64553) The 11 articles that...

2012-02-14 08:00:00

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization has been honored with a Gold Award in the conference program category in Association TRENDS' 2011 All-Media Contest. It was the re-imagined conference learning journal for NHPCO's 26th Management and Leadership Conference that won top honors in this category. The learning journal was one of more than 450 entries in the association publications contest. (Photo:...

2012-01-24 09:00:00

Gawande, Goldsmith, MedPAC Executive Director are among Distinguished Presenters ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization has a lineup of distinguished plenary speakers planned for its 27th annual Management and Leadership Conference to be held March 29-31, 2012, at the Gaylord National Harbor Convention Center. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120124/DC40381LOGO) Confirmed plenary speakers: Atul...

2012-01-11 07:45:00

Greater Proportion of Heart Disease Patients Accessing Hospice Reports NHPCO ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization's annual report on hospice facts and figures released this week shows the number of patients served remains fairly constant at 1.58 million in 2010 (a slight rise from 1.56 million served in 2009). Yet a statistic of concern to hospice and palliative care professionals is the drop in both median...