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2014-03-19 23:23:56

Controversy About End-of-Life Care to Be Examined by Policy and Media Professionals Washington (PRWEB) March 19, 2014 On March 25, the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) will hold a panel discussion to review questions recently raised about the appropriate length of stay in hospice care. “The Right Care at the Right Time: An Open Conversation About Hospice Length of Stay” will feature leading experts in hospice policy and a health care editor of a nationally...

2014-03-19 23:00:46

Deyta to Celebrate Top Performing Hospices at the Welcome Reception at the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization’s Management and Leadership Conference Louisville, KY (PRWEB) March 20, 2014 Deyta LLC, an industry leader in survey administration and hospice and home health business analytics is pleased to announce the 2014 recipients of the second annual Hospice Honors at the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization’s Management and Leadership Conference, taking...

2014-03-18 23:22:10

Governor Malloy appoints Joseph Andrews, M.D., H.P.M. of The Connecticut Hospice, Inc. to the Palliative Care Advisory Panel Branford, CT (PRWEB) March 18, 2014 The Connecticut Hospice, Inc. is pleased to announce that its Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Joseph F. Andrews, MD, HPM has been appointed by Governor Dannel P. Malloy to the Connecticut Palliative Care Advisory Council. This Council was established by law earlier this year (Public Act 13-55) to analyze the current state of...

2014-03-18 23:21:12

Senator Donald E. Williams, Jr., Senator Pro Tempe of the Connecticut Senate, appoints James Prota, RPh. of The Connecticut Hospice, Inc. to the Palliative Care Advisory Panel. Branford, Connecticut (PRWEB) March 18, 2014 The Connecticut Hospice, Inc., is pleased to announce that its Director of Pharmacy, James Prota, RPh., has been appointed by the President Pro Tempore of the Connecticut Senate, Senator Donald E. Williams, Jr. to the Connecticut Palliative Care Advisory Council. This...

2014-03-18 23:21:03

The Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), accredits The John D. Thompson Hospice Institute for Education, Training and Research, Inc., (“The Institute”) with Commendation Branford, CT (PRWEB) March 18, 2014 The Connecticut Hospice, Inc., and its related research and training affiliate The John D. Thompson Hospice Institute for Education, Training and Research, Inc., (“The Institute”) is pleased to announce that the Accreditation Council for Continuing...

2014-03-18 20:22:10

Hospice Community applauds study of care model that may increase hospice access ALEXANDRIA, Va., March 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization's President and CEO J. Donald Schumacher released the following statement on today's announcement from Secretary Sebelius of the Department of Health and Human Services regarding the Medicare Care Choices Model. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110105/DC25260LOGO "On behalf of NHPCO and our...

2014-03-17 12:27:45

Lockton Affinity and VNAA start new professional liability insurance program WASHINGTON, March 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Visiting Nurse Associations of America (VNAA) and specialty broker Lockton Affinity launched a new insurance program to protect nurses and Visiting Nurse Association member agencies. VNAA is sponsoring the professional liability insurance program to provide enhanced protection for the growing ranks of home health, hospice, and palliative care nurses in the U.S....

2014-03-17 08:30:02

Local Certified Pet Loss Provider, Vivianne Villanueva, and Board Certified Veterinary Surgeon, Sarit Dhupa, Open First Brick and Mortar Center Dedicated to All Aspects of End-of-Life Care for the Dying Pet and their family SAN DIEGO, March 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Much like the death of a human family member, the loss of a pet can be a truly devastating experience, as pets have grown to become an integral part of the family unit. This leads us to the next evolution in pet care, Into The...

2014-03-16 23:03:32

The Joint Commission, a national accreditation agency that evaluates health care organizations, today announced that The Connecticut Hospice, Inc., America’s first hospice, established in 1974 – has been awarded certification by The Joint Commission as the first certified palliative care teaching hospital-hospice in the nation. Branford, CT (PRWEB) March 16, 2014 The Joint Commission is a national accreditation body that seeks to continuously improve the quality of health care...

2014-03-14 23:25:33

“Patients and their families will now have an easy access to the first American Hospice and Palliative Care Hospital and its extraordinary staff with caring hearts and spirits”, said Wen-Jen Hwu, M.D., Ph.D., Board of Directors and Chairman of Professional Advisory Committee, The University of Texax MD Anderson Cancer Center, Professor, Department of Melanoma Medical Oncology and United States Chairman of Woman in Cancer Research. New Haven, Connecticut (PRWEB) March 14, 2014 The...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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