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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...

2014-03-14 23:01:59

Golfers at the 2nd annual Links to the Heart tournament will have the rare opportunity to play on the exclusive Stanford University Golf Course while supporting Pathways Hospice. Sunnyvale, California (PRWEB) March 14, 2014 The Pathways Links to the Heart committee has announced the date for its premier golf tournament. The 2014 tournament will be held Monday, July 14, 2014 at the Stanford University Golf Course. Golfers at the 2nd Annual Links to the Heart tournament will have the rare...

2014-03-14 12:29:03

NHPCO Voices Concern for Flawed Recommendation ALEXANDRIA, Va., March 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) is opposed to the recent recommendation by the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) to "carve-in" the Medicare Hospice Benefit (MHB) for Medicare Advantage (MA) participants. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110105/DC25260LOGO In its March 2014 report to Congress, MedPAC recommended that Medicare...

2014-03-11 23:03:18

Your time, talent, and experience can make a major difference to hospice patients and their families. Pathways Hospice needs volunteers from the communities of Los Altos, San Jose, Palo Alto, San Mateo, Redwood City, Sunnyvale, Menlo Park and Atherton. Sunnyvale, CA (PRWEB) March 11, 2014 Pathways Hospice will offer training for those interested in becoming a hospice volunteer on Saturday, March 29, 2014 and Saturday, February 5, 2014 from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm. No previous hospice and...

2014-03-06 23:02:24

CHC was recognized by the St. Joseph County Chamber of Commerce for its strategic vision and its sustainable capital investment in the St. Joseph County economy. South Bend, IN (PRWEB) March 06, 2014 Center for Hospice Care (CHC), a non-profit, community-based hospice provider, received the St. Joseph County Chamber of Commerce's Economic Impact Award at the chamber's recent "Salute to Business." The Economic Impact Award recognizes a company's strategic vision and...

2014-03-06 08:32:03

Innovative online palliative care skill-building courses easily accessible for social workers, nurses, chaplains and healthcare administrators SAN MARCOS, Calif., March 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The California State University Institute for Palliative Care (www.csupalliativecare.org), located at Cal State San Marcos, announced the latest additions to its repertoire of palliative care programs designed by leading palliative care experts. The new programs cover everything from the...

2014-03-04 08:32:09

ClickSoftware Selected to Optimize Patient Appointment Scheduling and Mobilize Efficiency of Thousands of Caregivers Nationwide BURLINGTON, Massachusetts, March 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The mission of Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care [http://www.seasons.org ] is to honor life and offer hope. Doing so involves the complicated task of coordinating its vast clinical team members (physicians, nurses, hospice aids, chaplains, social workers, music therapists and volunteers)...

2014-02-27 23:30:12

Tidewell Hospice awards StateServ Medical a Durable Medical Equipment contract to service its 1,200 patients in Sarasota, Manatee, Charlotte and Desoto counties in Florida. Tempe, Arizona (PRWEB) February 27, 2014 Tidewell Hospice recently selected StateServ Medical to provide Durable Medical Equipment (DME) to its patients in the State of Florida. StateServ is providing DME services through a new distribution center in Venice, FL to reach Tidewell’s hospice locations. Tidewell was...

2014-02-24 23:02:51

Mount Sinai Researchers Flag Less Training and Research, Higher Hospice Disenrollment, Exceeding Medicare’s Aggregate Cap More Often in For-Profits New York, NY (PRWEB) February 24, 2014 In one of the first studies to look at the impact of for-profit versus nonprofit hospice status, researchers from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai found that for-profit hospices were more likely to serve patients in nursing homes and assisted living facilities than in the patients’ own...

2014-02-19 08:34:22

With many programs available online, professional development offerings made easily accessible to healthcare workforce SAN MARCOS, Calif., Feb. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The California State University Institute for Palliative Care (www.csupalliativecare.org), located at Cal State San Marcos, announced its spring and summer calendar of courses aimed at bringing the best practices of palliative care to the healthcare community. (Photo:...


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