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Circle of Life Awards Recognize Innovative End-of-Life Care Providers
Date:8/8/2008

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Aug. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization and National Hospice Foundation honor the recipients of the 2008 Circle of Life Award(R). This prestigious award celebrates innovation in end-of-life care and highlights programs that demonstrate superior vision, depth, and scope.

Award recipients were announced July 25 at the American Hospital Association's annual summit in San Diego. This year's Award winners are:

-- Pain and Palliative Care Program, Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota (NHPCO member)

-- Haven Hospice, Gainesville, Florida (NHPCO member)

-- The Pediatric Advanced Care Team, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

In addition to the three award winners, AHA presented Citations of Honor to other exemplary care providers:

-- Kaiser Permanente, Oakland, California

-- LifePath Hospice and Palliative Care, Temple Terrace/Tampa, Florida (NHPCO member)

-- Providence Hospital Palliative Care Services, Washington, D.C. (NHPCO member)

-- Rice Hospice, Willmar, Minnesota (NHPCO member)

-- Sentara Healthcare/Palliative Care Collaborative, Norfolk, Virginia

-- Joint Palliative Care Programs of the UAB Center for Palliative Care and the Birmingham VA Medical Center, Birmingham, Alabama (NHPCO member)

Two of the three Award winners and four of the six citation recipients are members of NHPCO.

NHPCO and NHF celebrate the work of the award and citation recipients and applaud them for their work to advance the highest quality hospice and palliative care.

"These programs serve as models for us all as we move forward in our shared goal of providing the highest quality of care for all those we serve," remarked J. Donald Schumacher, NHPCO/NHF president and CEO. "The importance of quality end-of-life care is at the heart of our organization's strategic plan and we are proud to celebrate those care providers that are leading the way in innovation and quality care delivery."

NHF chair James R. Borynack observed, "These programs provide outstanding care in diverse settings and to diverse populations, which is exactly what NHF supports. We are proud to have served as a sponsor of the 2008 awards and will do so again in 2009."

National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization and National Hospice Foundation are major sponsors of the 2008 awards as are AARP, the American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging, the American Hospital Association, and the Catholic Health Association. The 2008 award is supported in part by the California Healthcare Foundation and the Center for Practical Bioethics is a co-sponsor.

Since 2000, the Circle of Life Award has honored programs that demonstrate excellence and innovation in palliative and end-of-life care. Further information about the honorees and the Circle of Life Award is available at the AHA Web site, http://www.aha.org/aha/news-center/awards/circle-of-life/awardees.html.

NHPCO is the oldest and largest nonprofit membership organization representing hospice and palliative care programs and professionals in the United States. NHPCO's mission is to lead and mobilize social change for improved care at the end of life, http://www.nhpco.org.

National Hospice Foundation is committed to leading global, philanthropic efforts advancing quality, compassionate, end-of-life care for all. We strive to empower people around the world to make end-of-life choices that are right for them and their families, http://www.nationalhospicefoundation.org.

The AHA is a not-for-profit association of health care provider organizations and individuals that are committed to the improvement of health in their communities. Founded in 1898, the AHA provides education for health care leaders and is a source of information on health care issues and trends, http://www.aha.org.

CONTACT: Stephen Connor, Vice President of Research and International Development, National Hospice Foundation, +1-703-837-3149, sconnor@nhpco.org


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