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2011-08-02 11:35:00

NHPCO's Caring Connections Offers Guidance ALEXANDRIA, Va., Aug. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- When a loved one is diagnosed with a serious or life-limiting illness, the questions facing an individual or a family can be overwhelming. Hospices provide invaluable support and expert care to help people through this challenging time. The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization has released a new, free worksheet that walks individuals through questions to guide the process of...

2011-07-26 07:45:00

Win Affirms All That Hospice Care has Contributed to Healthcare ALEXANDRIA, Va., July 26, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --From a field that began with 64 contestants in four major categories - People, Companies, Innovations, and Events - Hospice Care won Modern Healthcare's Big Impact Tournament. Hospice Care defeated the Institute for Healthcare Improvement in the final round by a nearly 3-to-1 margin as having had the biggest impact on the healthcare delivery system over the past 35...

2011-07-06 09:00:00

LOUISVILLE, Ky., July 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) has reaffirmed its eight-year collaboration with Deyta, LLC to collect, analyze and report results of the Family Evaluation of Hospice Care (FEHC) survey. Together, they will continue to grow and strengthen the United States' largest hospice quality benchmark database, in which approximately one-third of the nation's hospices participate. In December 2010, in collaboration with FEHC...

2011-06-23 09:00:00

ALEXANDRIA, Va., June 23, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In honor of Zachary P. Morfogen, founding chair of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization and the National Hospice Foundation, NHF is establishing the Zachary Morfogen Art of Caring Award. This award will acknowledge the individuals or organizations who have used the arts as a means to inspire and increase awareness of end-of-life care and whose central focus of their art is related to end-of-life issues. The award...

2011-06-13 08:26:00

ALEXANDRIA, Va., June 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A position statement and commentary, Hospice and Palliative Care: Ethical Marketing Practices, has been released by the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization. Approved by the NHPCO board of directors, this document reinforces the need for hospice and palliative care providers to utilize ethical marketing practices, which in turn, will ensure trust and support among those being served. (Logo:...

2011-05-24 08:42:00

ALEXANDRIA, Va., May 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- There is greater significance to Memorial Day (May 30) than the start of the summer season. Memorial Day is a time to publicly show our respect for those who have lost their lives in defense of our country and to offer support to grieving loved ones. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110105/DC25260LOGO ) As we mark Memorial Day this year, we are a country involved in conflicts abroad. The ongoing fighting in Iraq and...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.