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

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.

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