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2014-08-06 23:11:10

Hope Palliative & Hospice Care announces the appointment of Ms. Corinne Brokopp as the Office Manager and Human Resources Specialist of their Palatine, IL office. Palatine, IL (PRWEB) August 06, 2014 Hope Palliative & Hospice Care announced today the appointment of Ms. Corinne Brokopp to serve as their Office Manager and Human Resource Specialist. Ms. Brokopp comes to Hope Hospice with a great deal of professional experience in administrative support, sales management, and...

2014-08-06 23:00:35

Local Nonprofit Hospice Awarded Prestigious Mark of Approval White Plains, NY (PRWEB) August 06, 2014 Hospice & Palliative Care of Westchester (HPCW) has been named a Better Business Bureau (BBB) accredited nonprofit, receiving a stamp of approval from the prestigious accrediting organization’s Charity Accountability Program. The distinction confirms HPCW’s ethical practices, fosters public confidence and encourages philanthropists to engage with the nonprofit. The accreditation...

2014-08-04 23:01:01

Appreciation goes out to Congressmen Reed (R-NY) and Thompson (D-CA) who introduced HR 5393. Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) August 04, 2014 Legislation requiring more timely surveys of Medicare-certified hospice care programs was introduced on Friday, August 1, before the House of Representatives adjourned for the August recess. Led by Congressmen Tom Reed (R-NY) and Mike Thompson (D-CA), the Hospice Opportunities for Supporting Patients with Integrity and Care Evaluations (HOSPICE) Act, HR...

2014-08-04 08:28:49

New online course, developed by nationally recognized experts in palliative care helps make the business case for existing or proposed palliative care programs SAN DIEGO, Aug. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- www.csupalliativecare.org. The Business Case for Palliative Care, starting August 18(th), is designed to orient clinical and administrative leaders to the critical concepts behind the business case for palliative care. The self-paced course introduces the analyses needed to assess the impact of...

2014-07-31 23:09:39

Home Care website focuses on finding assistance for the elderly and disabled, including home health care, companion care, and hospice care services. Richmond, VA (PRWEB) July 31, 2014 http://www.HomeCareChoice.com, a home services website from Seniors Guide, will feature home care and home hospice services available in areas of Virginia, North Carolina, Ohio, and Indianapolis. “Our listings of area home care are comprehensive,” says Katharine Ross, Vice President of Sales and...

2014-07-23 23:32:06

CareTouch launches new outreach program and selects first beneficiary – The Butterfly Program of Porter Hospice. CareTouch is a Peak Sponsor for the 9th Annual Hike for Hospice and will conduct additional fundraising as part of their CareTouch in the Community program. Denver, Colorado (PRWEB) July 22, 2014 CareTouch Communications, Inc. has formed a new employee-driven outreach program called CareTouch in the Community. CareTouch employees will select causes they are passionate about...

2014-07-18 23:01:14

Military Veterans Honored during Ceremony at Silverado Memory Care Community Naperville, IL (PRWEB) July 18, 2014 During a special pinning ceremony in Naperville, Illinois this week, 17 veterans, representing all five branches of the U.S. Military, were honored for their service with commemorative pins and certificates. The event took place at Silverado Memory Care Community, where all 17 of the veterans reside. More than 100 people attended the event — many brought to tears by the...

2014-07-17 08:30:18

Ira Byock, M.D., to launch the new Providence Institute for Human Caring SEATTLE and LOS ANGELES, July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Providence Health & Services today announced that one of the nation's foremost experts in palliative care and a leading advocate for transforming care through the end of life is joining the health system to lead its new Institute for Human Caring. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140717/127872 Ira Byock, M.D., will serve as chief...

2014-07-15 23:07:08

Experienced Hospice Physician Suzanne Karefa-Johnson, MD Leading New Service Hyannis, MA (PRWEB) July 15, 2014 Hospice physicians and CEOs now have access to a range of services designed to support the unique needs of hospice physicians. Weatherbee’s Physician Advisory Services provides the information, coaching, and support needed to ensure that hospice physicians are able to focus on caring for patients and families while maintaining quality and compliance. Hospice physicians face...

2014-07-15 12:29:27

WASHINGTON, July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is written by Amy Tucci, who is president and CEO of Hospice Foundation of America: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140715/127218 If you have aging parents, now is the time to discuss what's important to them as they near the end of their lives. Too many adult children wait to have end-of-life conversations when their parents are dying or in the midst of a crisis. The topic may seem downright frightening, but it is...


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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