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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...

2014-09-15 16:28:24

TAMPA, Fla., Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- myMatrixx has extended its contract with its Medical Director, Dr. Steven Stanos with an expanded role that includes direct involvement in the myMatrixx clinical pharmacy program. Dr. Stanos, a nationally recognized physiatrist and pain management specialist, published author, and frequent speaker on topics related to rehabilitation and workers' compensation, is Board Certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation and pain medicine by...

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...

2014-09-11 23:02:15

The Pet Calendar spotlights the Hospice’s Pet Peace of Mind© program. Savannah, GA (PRWEB) September 11, 2014 They say having an animal as a companion adds years to one’s life. This is definitely the case for Ossabaw Island’s matriarch, Eleanor (Sandy) West and her dog, Toby, who are featured in Hospice Savannah’s 2015 Pet Calendar. From the point of view of Toby the Jack Russell, he shares how proud he is that his mom, West, is 102 years old. A Hospice Savannah nurse...

2014-09-11 12:27:40

SHERMAN, Texas, Sept. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The shock of losing a loved one is indescribable, especially when the person suffering is a child. The manner in which children experience death and their subsequent grief can vary according to age, developmental stage and their relationship to the deceased. Unaddressed pain can be detrimental to a child, and they may require assistance in resolving unfamiliar feelings of grief, anger and sadness. Camp Dragonfly, located on Lake Texoma,...

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...

2014-09-09 23:12:39

Before going under the knife for a complicated surgery that requires months of recovery time, here is some advice on when to seek out a second opinion. Scottsdale, Arizona (PRWEB) September 09, 2014 Dr. Sham Vengurlekar, a noted and world-renowned Scottsdale Pain Management Expert, sees a large volume of patients who come to him for a second opinion. Oftentimes, these patients have been told that they will require open back surgery, or other types of extremely invasive procedures in order...

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....


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omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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