Palliative Care

Apr 16, 2018
Today is National Healthcare Decisions Day. The AHA is one of many sponsors for this weeklong event—April 16-22—that focuses on the importance of advance health care planning. At our hospitals and health systems, we see patients and families who are faced with difficult decisions every day. By…
Mar 28, 2018
Organizations and groups that provide palliative or end-of-life care may apply through Aug. 13 for the 2019 Circle of Life Awards, which honor outstanding and innovative palliative and end-of-life care programs. Up to three awards will be presented at the AHA Leadership Summit July 25-27, 2019 in…
Dec 18, 2017
AHA outlines its opposition to a potential policy that would cut payments to hospitals treating hospice patients.
Dec 11, 2017
Listing and articles about Circle of Life Award-winning programs.
Circle of Life Winners The Circle of Life Awards honor innovative palliative and end-of-life care in hospices, hospitals, health care systems, long-term care facilities, and other direct care providers. The 2018 awards are supported, in part, by the California Health Care Foundation, based in…
Dec 11, 2017
Circle of Life Criteria The Circle of Life Award honors programs that: Serve people with life-limiting illness, their families, and their communities. Demonstrate effective, patient/family-centered, timely, safe, efficient and equitable palliative and end-of-life care. Use innovative…
Dec 11, 2017
The Circle of Life Awards honor innovative palliative and end-of-life care in hospices, hospitals, health care systems, long-term care facilities, and other direct care providers. The Circle of Life Awards seek to shine a light on programs and organizations that can serve as models or…
Jul 12, 2017
Two programs that expand the reach of palliative and end-of-life care will be honored with the 2017 Circle of Life Award: Celebrating Innovation in Palliative and End-of-Life Care, along with three programs awarded a Citation of Honor.
Press Release Programs Bring Innovation to Palliative and End-of-Life Care Two programs that expand the reach of palliative and end-of-life care will be honored with the 2017 Circle of Life Award: Celebrating Innovation in Palliative and End-of-Life Care, along with three programs awarded a…
May 12, 2017
Does your organization have an innovative palliative and end-of-life care program? If so, consider applying for the 2018 Circle of Life Award.Since 1999, the “Circle of Life Award: Celebrating Innovation in End-of-Life Care” has honored shining examples of human compassion – care that helps people…
Apr 17, 2017
A health care crisis can be the worst possible time to make legal and medical decisions for yourself or for the care of a loved one.Yet, that is often the case when complex decisions about care have not been made ahead of time. The physical and emotional impact of accidents and acute illness can…
Jul 17, 2014
Three programs that expand the reach of palliative and end-of-life care will be recognized as the 2014 recipients of the Circle of Life Award: Celebrating Innovation in Palliative and End-of-Life Care, along with one awarded a Citation of Honor.