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2014-09-22 20:23:52

Michele Kent Provides Perspective on Long-Term Care at Panel NJ Spotlight Conference PRINCETON, N.J., Sept. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- This month, LeadingAge New Jersey's President and CEO Michele Kent presented at the NJ Spotlight Conference entitled "The Future of Long-Term Care in New Jersey." Kent was a featured panelist on the topic of "Future of Nursing Homes & Palliative Care." Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140922/147555 "Thanks to the many...

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...

2014-09-18 12:29:11

Palliative care selected as first area of focus HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Thousands of Pennsylvanians receive medical services every day from local health care systems. Each of these facilities has its own physicians and practitioners with their own specialized knowledge gained from their own experience providing care. But what if they came together to compare notes? What if they shared what they know about what works best for patients? What if, cooperatively,...

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 23:01:18

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...

2014-09-10 23:08:50

Hospices to receive Hospice Item Set benchmarked results ahead of CMS public reporting Clearwater, FL (PRWEB) September 10, 2014 CHOICE (Coalition of Hospices Organized to Investigate Comparative Effectiveness), a quality improvement benchmarking network, will soon have the largest patient-level, multi-hospice dataset to date. “We are really excited about expanding our network to all Suncoast Solutions clients because this will provide a deeper understanding of our industry and help so...

2014-09-08 23:10:49

Award Sponsored by HEALTHCAREfirst Ozark, MO (PRWEB) September 08, 2014 HEALTHCAREfirst, Inc., the leading provider of Home Health and Hospice technologies and services, today announced that nominations are currently being accepted for the fourth annual Compassionfirst Award. The Compassionfirst Award is presented to the Home Health or Hospice caregiver who goes above and beyond what is required and regularly shows genuine kindness, dedication and compassion when caring for others....

2014-09-04 08:26:38

JACKSON, Mich., Sept. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Great Lakes Caring Home Health, Palliative Care and Hospice, one of the largest and most trusted home health and hospice providers in the United States, was presented with the Caregiver Friendly® Award. Great Lakes Caring was one of only four companies, nationwide, to receive this award in the services category for its Care That Never Sleeps(SM) Promise. Caregiver Friendly® Awards are presented by Today's Caregiver magazine, the...


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