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American Pain Society Announces Recipients of Clinical Centers of Excellence in Pain Management Awards
Date:4/10/2008

Six Awardees Honored for Achievement in Multidisciplinary Pain Care Include

Specialty Programs in Occupational Health and Pediatrics

GLENVIEW, Ill., April 10 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Pain Society (APS), http://www.ampainsoc.org, today announced the recipients of its second annual Clinical Centers of Excellence in Pain Management Awards recognizing the nation's outstanding pain care centers. Six multidisciplinary pain programs were recognized. They are:

Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Richard Barrett Pain Management

Center, Lebanon, NH

Pediatric Pain Management Center at Oregon Health & Science University,

Portland

Productive Rehabilitation Institute of Dallas for Ergonomics (PRIDE)

Stanford Pain Center, Palo Alto

University of Minnesota Fairview Pain and Palliative Care Center,

Minneapolis

UW Health Pain Care Services, Madison, Wis.

Forty-nine applications were judged by a panel of prominent pain management experts. APS established the program in 2006 to recognize progressive teams of health professionals who address critical, sometimes unmet, needs in pain management within their communities. Multidisciplinary programs in the U.S. offering direct patient care in pain management are eligible to apply. Award recipients will be honored at a gala on May 8 at the APS Annual Scientific Conference in Tampa.

"In our second year, the Clinical Centers Excellence Awards drew applicants from every part of the country with excellent performance in relieving suffering and restoring everyday function to those who lives are burdened with persistent pain," said APS President Judith Paice, Ph.D., R.N., F.A.A.N., director, cancer pain program, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. "We were impressed by the quality of the submitted programs. As a pain care professional, I'm deeply gratified to see su
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