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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...

2011-04-11 09:02:00

ALEXANDRIA, Va., April 11, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization salutes the estimated 468,000 trained hospice volunteers that provide more than 22 million hours of service every year to our nation's hospice programs. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110105/DC25260LOGO) National Volunteer Week is April 10 through 16 and those dedicated individuals offering support, companionship and hope to those facing a life-limiting illness deserve...

2011-02-02 08:12:00

NHPCO Comments on Article in JAMA ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The February 2 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association includes an article, "Association of Hospice Agency Profit Status, With Patient Diagnosis, Location of Care, and Length of Stay." The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization wants to stress that this JAMA article doesn't provide any correlation between the profit status of a hospice program and the quality of care...

2011-01-25 07:30:00

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Five hospice organizations from across the nation have been chosen as grant recipients in the third year of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization's Reaching Out grants program. The grantees are: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110105/DC25260LOGO) Guardian Hospice - Franklin, Tennessee Hope Hospice & Palliative Care - Medford, Wisconsin Hospice of Central Iowa - West Des Moines Mercy Hospice -...

2011-01-05 13:15:00

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "We are surprised that the Administration has decided to reverse the decision to include voluntary advance care planning consultations as part of a Medicare beneficiaries' annual wellness exam," remarked J. Donald Schumacher, president and CEO of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110105/DC25260LOGO) Despite this action, NHPCO strongly encourages all Americans to think...

2010-12-23 16:36:00

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 23, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Relief has come to the hospice and home health communities in the form of a grace period involving a regulation that has caused much concern among the provider community. Earlier today, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services agreed to a three-month suspension in enforcement of what is known as the "Face-to-Face" certification requirement - a new rule scheduled to go into effect on January 1, 2011. The new face-to-face...

2010-12-07 11:23:00

Hospice brings compassion, dignity and hope to people nearing life's end ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 7, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For some people living with a life-limiting illness, there comes a point when cure is no longer possible. While the possibility of a cure is gone that does not mean a patient and family must abandon all hope. Through hospice care, there is still hope for a peaceful death; hope to spend final months, weeks or days free of pain; and hope for quality time with...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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