PORTLAND, Ore., June 16 /PRNewswire/ -- The Regence Foundation announced today it has selected four physicians and a statewide consumer coalition to receive Sojourns Awards. The award recognizes leaders in the field of palliative care. Each awardee has designated a nonprofit to receive the $50,000 grant associated with the award to support continued advancements in palliative care.
Palliative care is an approach to care that brings holistic relief and comfort to seriously ill patients and their families. The award is part of The Regence Foundation's Sojourns grantmaking program to promote hospital- and community-based palliative care services. Through Sojourns, The Foundation aims to foster best practices, leadership and collaboration that help people with life-threatening and incurable illness to access high-quality palliative care in their own communities.
"At The Regence Foundation, our goal is to ensure that people with serious illness have access to palliative care earlier in their disease process," said Michael Alexander, Regence Foundation board chairman. "The Sojourns Award program is an opportunity to recognize the innovative work of local palliative care leaders who are making that vision possible."
For more information about the award recipients, visit www.RegenceFoundation.org.
About The Regence Foundation
The Regence Foundation is the corporate foundation of Regence, the largest health insurer in the Northwest/Intermountain region and a nonprofit independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. A 501(c)3 grantmaking organization, the Foundation partners with organizations driving significant change in health care delivery and accessibility in Idaho, Oregon, Utah and Washington. Through its Sojourns program, the Foundation also supports organizations advancing quality palliative and end-of-life care. For more information visit www.RegenceFoundation.org or www.twitter.com/RegenceGives.
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