Palliative Care

Jul 10, 2018
Three programs that expand the reach of palliative and end-of-life care will receive 2018 Circle of Life Awards July 27 at the AHA Leadership Summit in San Diego. They are: Hospice of the Valley, Arizona Palliative Home Care Program, Phoenix; Penn Wissahickon Hospice and Caring Way, Penn Medicine,…
Jun 5, 2018
Highlights of the Continuing Journey of Past Circle of Life Winners
Organization: Bluegrass Care Navigators, Lexington, Kentucky. Organization: Bluegrass Care Navigators, Lexington, Kentucky. Innovation highlights were its strong, diverse partnerships; strategic, thoughtful innovations; and care in the gaps. Recent Achievements: Bluegrass Care Navigators…
Jun 4, 2018
Highlights of the Continuing Journey of Past Circle of Life Winners
Organization:  Louisiana State Penitentiary Hospice Program, Angola, LA.  Angola is widely viewed as one of the toughest prisons in the US—most inmates are serving life-time sentences.  Average age of those in the prison is 42; average age of death is 52.  The hospice’s…
Jun 4, 2018
Highlights of the Continuing Journey of Past Circle of Life Winners
Organization:  Department of Pain Medicine and Palliative Care, Beth Israel Medical Center, New York, NY.  The program was cited for creation of a Department of Pain Medicine and Palliative Care equal to other medical departments; integration of a certified hospice program as a resource…
Jun 4, 2018
Highlights of the Continuing Journey of Past Circle of Life Winners
Organization:  Children’s Program of San Diego Hospice and Children’s Hospital and Health Center (now called Rady Children’s Hospital and Health Center),  San Diego, CA.   The collaboration between the hospice and the children’s hospital included…
Jun 4, 2018
Highlights of the Continuing Journey of Past Circle of Life Winners
Organization:   Hospice & Palliative CareCenter, Winston-Salem, NC.  Innovation highlights noted were the Community Partnership for End of Life Care (nearly 250 community organizations and individuals), medical school curriculum in hospice and palliative care, and a comprehensive…
Jun 4, 2018
Highlights of the Continuing Journey of Past Circle of Life Winners
Organization: Hope Healthcare, Fort Myers, FL. The new name better emphasizes its enhanced circle of care and new long-term care services. Innovation highlights associated with the award included palliative care open access, outreach to long-term care and effective physician relations strategies.…
Jun 4, 2018
Highlights of the Continuing Journey of Past Circle of Life Winners
Organization:  High Point Regional Health System, High Point, NC.  The system’s innovative highlights included integration of patient-centered care and palliative care throughout, strong team model for patient care, and leadership by chaplains.Recent Achievements:  The hospital…
Jun 4, 2018
Highlights of the Continuing Journey of Past Circle of Life Winners
Organization: Continuum Hospice Care, New York, NY.  Innovations highlights were the hospice’s Open Access focus on clinical indicators rather than prognosis, reliance on evidence-based medicine, and elimination of cost considerations and complexity as factors in hospice eligibility. Recent…
Jun 4, 2018
Highlights of the Continuing Journey of Past Circle of Life Winners
Organization:  Covenant Hospice, Pensacola, FL.  The hospice’s innovations include its culture of leadership throughout the organization, strong educational outreach, and evidence-based tools and protocols.Recent Achievements:  The organization continues to progress toward its…