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Hospice Partners On Call Selects Category 5 Hurricane Rated 1Vault Networks to Safeguard Server and Call Center Infrastructure

... a critical 24/7 patient information call center, hospice Partners On Call has selected 1Vault Networks ( ... families is critical," said Jennifer Kast, COO of hospice Partners On Call. "We needed to ensure we would ... information, please contact: About hospice Partners On Call ...

Hospice Care Eases the End for Loyal Pets

... THURSDAY, Aug. 6 (HealthDay News) -- hospice care isn't just for humans anymore, as more ... is mostly from people who went through the hospice experience with a parent or sibling and decide to ... said Kathryn Marocchino, founder of the Nikki hospice Foundation for Pets, an educational and referral ...

Plain White T's to Headline Lake Effect Benefit for Rainbow Hospice and Palliative Care at Palmer House, Friday, August 28th

... kicks-off with a major benefit for Rainbow hospice and Palliative Care at the historic Palmer ... in overcoming the loss of a loved one. Rainbow hospice and Palliative Care is a non-profit, ... said Patricia Ahern, President and CEO of Rainbow hospice and Palliative Care. "The ticket price is a real ...

Norwell VNA and Hospice Selects Cardiocom Telehealth as Its New Technology Vendor

... manage patient care. Every day, Norwell VNA and hospice patients use the Cardiocom Commander Telehealth System to communicate with a Norwell VNA and hospice nurse. The Commander Home Telemonitoring System ... the new program will allow Norwell VNA and hospice to further achieve clinical and financial goals ...

More Cuts to Hospice Announced: Hospice Community Responds with Virtual Lobby Day on July 15

... July 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The nation's hospice providers are facing proposed cuts of$2.3 billion ... Neutrality Adjustment Factor (BNAF), an issue the hospice community has been fighting to overturn for some ... need to stop the BNAF cuts even more urgent for hospice providers. On Wednesday, July 15, NHPCO and The ...

Hospice Foundation of America Presents New Educational Webinar on 'SUPPORTING PEOPLE WITH INTELLECTUAL DISABILITIES THROUGH ILLNESS, GRIEF AND LOSS'

... disabilities face illness and grief during hospice Foundation of America's (HFA's) new live online ... high-quality educational programming on hospice care, grief and loss, and end-of-life issues ... . What: hospice Foundation of America presents " SUPPORTING ...

Hospice Community Urges President Obama to Stop Funding Cuts

... June 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, 3,524 hospice providers from across the country sent a letter ... Obama urging him to stop cuts to the Medicare hospice benefit beginning on October 1, 2009. The ... patients and their family caregivers receive from hospice providers each year. In addition to the ...

Hospice of Michigan President and CEO Available for Comment on New England Journal of Medicine Article on Profits in Hospice Industry and Proposed Changes From MedPAC

... DETROIT, June 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- hospice of Michigan, the state's largest hospice and one of the largest non-profit hospices in the ... Journal of Medicine's article on profits in the hospice industry published in the June 25 issue. The ...

Unique Facility Designed for the Comfort of Hospice Patients and Their Families

... VNA's hospice of Philadelphia Opens Free-Standing Inpatient ... Calm. Serene. These are the adjectives hospice of Philadelphia considered when it developed its new free-standing inpatient hospice unit. Caring for ...

Unique Facility Designed for the Comfort of Hospice Patients and Their Families

... VNA's hospice of Philadelphia Opens Free-Standing Inpatient ... Calm. Serene. These are the adjectives hospice of Philadelphia considered when it developed its new free-standing inpatient hospice unit. Caring for ...

American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine Leader Suggests Health Care Reforms to Cut Costs, Ensure Quality Care for People with Serious Illness

... MS, a spokesperson for the American Academy of hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM). AAHPM was one of ... Tuch, a geriatrician in practice at The hospice of the Florida Suncoast, the largest community-based, not-for-profit hospice provider in the country, said many of the ...

Englewood Hospital Home Health and Hospice Services Selects Cardiocom Telehealth Technology

... -- Englewood Hospital Home Health and hospice Services, the oldest homecare agency in Bergen ... About Englewood Hospital Home Health and hospice Englewood Hospital Home Health and Hospice, a ... services, Englewood Hospital Home Health and hospice offers skilled nursing, physical therapy, ...

Excell Home Care & Hospice, Inc. Selects Cardiocom Telehealth Technology

... Inc., a leading provider of home care and hospice services in Oklahoma, announced it has entered ... ," adds Mina. About Excell Home Care & hospice Excell Home Care & hospice is a Medicare-certified home health care ...

American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine Leader Touts Quality, Cost Benefits of Palliative Care for Healthcare Reform

... MD, president-elect of the American Academy of hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM), who spoke at a ... or serious conditions and their families. hospice and palliative medicine is a newly recognized ... regardless of prognosis or eligibility for hospice care. Briefing Time and Location : Monday, ...

San Diego Psychiatrist Scott Irwin Honored With National Recognition

... Irwin oversees the only psychiatry service at any hospice in the United States, working exclusively with patients and families receiving hospice and palliative care. PCPP combines clinical ... (Ritalin) for the treatment of depression in hospice patients. "This award was granted in an ...

$1.5 million awarded for palliative care research to improve care of seriously ill patients

... Steven Radwany, M.D., medical director of hospice and palliative care at Summa Health System to ... area because it is an important concern of hospice patients which has not been well studied. This ... Medical Director of the Palliative Care and Home hospice Program at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and a ...

'50 Nurses from 50 States' Visit Capitol Hill to Preserve Home Health Medicare Benefit for their Patients and All Americans

... fighting to preserve access to home care and hospice services on behalf of their patients -- and all ... and reinforce the importance of home care and hospice in our nation's health-care system. "I've ... The National Association for Home Care & hospice represents the lion's share of the nation's ...

Elizabeth Edwards Presented With Person of the Year Award by National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization at National Conference

... Year Award honors an individual outside of the hospice and palliative care community who is a true supporter of the hospice cause. "Mrs. Edwards is rallying for changes ... Edwards brought to the assembled leaders from hospice and palliative care programs across the nation ...

NHPCO Welcomes Kathleen Sebelius as HHS Secretary

... May 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National hospice and Palliative Care Organization welcomes ... "Healthcare reform is a major focus at NHPCO and hospice and palliative care providers throughout the ... dying Americans receive care from the nation's hospice providers. Independent research has shown ...

New International Alliance Launched to Address Urgent Needs of Palliative Care Patients Worldwide

... action network designed to focus exclusively on hospice and palliative care development worldwide. ... The WPCA is an alliance of national and regional hospice and palliative care organizations, bringing ... palliative care. This includes the National hospice and Palliative Care Organization based in ...

Healthcare Reform Resolution Issued by National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization

... of the measurable quality inherent in the hospice model of care delivery; -- Adoption of a broader hospice and palliative care model that fosters a ... all service settings, the high.quality care that hospice and palliative care have come to symbolize," ...

Hospice Palliative Care Leadership Conference Kicks Off with Focus on Healthcare Reform and the Release of New Pediatric Standards of Care

... National hospice and Palliative Care Organization Welcomes 1,600 ... 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than 1,600 hospice and palliative care leaders, managers and ... Schumacher, president and CEO of the National hospice and Palliative Care Organization. "We are raising ...

Your Decisions Matter: San Diego Hospice Encourages You to Make Your Healthcare Decisions Known

... 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Join San Diego hospice and The Institute for Palliative Medicine, and ... treatment. San Diego hospice and The Institute for Palliative Medicine ... Advanced Directive Form online via the San Diego hospice and The Institute for Palliative Medicine Web ...

2nd Annual National Healthcare Decisions Day Builds on Growing Awareness of Advance Care Planning

... forms have been requested from the National hospice and Palliative Care Organization's Caring ... said Kathy Brandt, vice president of the National hospice and Palliative Care Organization and a member of ... Chair Ph: 804-775-1092 The National hospice and Palliative Care Organization is providing ...

Missouri Hospice & Palliative Care Association Recognizes Volunteers in Hospice With 'Heart of Hospice Awards Luncheon'

... Winner (an individual not directly connected to hospice but has given vision and leadership in Hospice). ... winners included: Program Award Winner - BJC hospice in St. Louis; Employee Award Winner - Kathy Fetters, Kansas City hospice & Palliative Care in Kansas City; ...

Baptist Colleagues Raise $1 Million for Baptist Trinity Hospice House and Kemmons Wilson Family Center for Good Grief

... House" capital campaign for the Baptist Trinity hospice House and Kemmons Wilson Family Center for Good ... "Employees tell us they see the need for the hospice house and the grief center every day, and they ... administrator for Baptist Trinity Home Care & hospice and co-chairperson of the employee phase of the ...

FDA Reverses Stance on Removal of Morphine Painkiller

... Appeals from hospice experts mean an unapproved drug, one of 14 given ... 9 (HealthDay News) -- Bowing to the pleas of hospice experts, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration ... one. But, he told AP , reaction from hospice experts and others "helped us understand" that ...

NHPCO President/CEO Meets with Nancy-Ann Min DeParle at White House

... DeParle to Speak at National hospice Leadership Conference on April 24 ... the commitment of the administration to including hospice and palliative care in healthcare reform ... to discuss the potential opportunities that hospice could provide Medicare by increasing access to ...

Community Hospice Supports National Healthcare Decisions Day

... April 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Community hospice of Northeast Florida , in collaboration with ... Ponder-Stansel, President and CEO of Community hospice . "Advance care planning is about thinking, ... about end-of-life care. Community hospice provides complimentary copies of the Five ...

Professional Healthcare Resources Celebrates 15 Year Anniversary

... newest branch in Baltimore, MD in 2007, adding hospice as an additional line of service. ... Accreditation Program (CHAP) in 2007, and the hospice program was accredited by CHAP in 2008. ... Founded in 1994, we provide home health care, hospice and private duty personal care services to over ...

National Hospice Foundation Gala to be a Sparkling Celebration

... March 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National hospice Foundation will hold its fifth annual gala - ... DC. The event applauds those who have advanced hospice and palliative care in an extraordinary way and ... Spirit Award for Public Awareness . The National hospice Foundation's Humanitarian Leadership Award will ...

Discussions About End-of-Life Care Reduce Healthcare Costs in Last Week of Life

... system less money, that is something that hospice and palliative care providers have long known," ... Donald Schumacher, president and CEO of National hospice and Palliative Care Organization. A 2007 study out of Duke University found hospice saves Medicare about $2,300 per beneficiary that ...

Hospice of Michigan Documentary to Air on Detroit Public Television Monday, March 23 and Sunday, March 29

... DETROIT, March 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- hospice of Michigan, one of the nation's leading non-profit hospice organizations, has produced a documentary film ... change the way people think about end-of-life, hospice of Michigan embarked on creating a documentary ...

'Comfort' Now Available to Caregivers of Ohio's Seriously-Ill Children

... away for parents, pediatricians, home care and hospice nurses and other medical professionals caring for ... to the nearest pediatric palliative care and hospice providers, community agencies and other ... Hospital and Care and Comfort Program, hospice of the Western Reserve, Nationwide Children's ...

Study Finds that Dying Patients and Families Suffer from Lack of Continuity of Physician Care

... the Importance of Continued Involvement between hospice Providers and Patient's Primary Physicians ... physicians and their staff. National hospice and Palliative Care Organization wants to ... has been referred and made the transition to hospice care. "There are certainly challenges in ...

Professional Healthcare's Hospice Program Receives CHAP Accreditation

... Healthcare Resources, Inc., a home health and hospice provider with branches in Virginia, Washington DC, and Maryland, is pleased to announce that its hospice program has been accredited by CHAP (the ... compare the quality of care offered by different hospice providers. CHAP accreditation is proof that our ...

Living With Grief: Diversity and End-of-Life Care' National Teleconference Offered at Three Bay Area Locations

... and End-of-Life Care," the 16th annual hospice Foundation of America national teleconference, ... April 29 in three Bay Area locations, hosted by hospice By The Bay, a regional, non-profit, hospice and palliative care provider. ...

VITAS Innovative Hospice Care(R) Names Karen Peterson Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer

... and chief nursing officer for VITAS Innovative hospice Care(R), one of the nation's leading providers of ... to further underscore our commitment to quality hospice care for our patients and their families." ... University, Northridge . VITAS Innovative hospice Care(R), a pioneer and leader in ...

NHPCO Comments on Misleading Quote in Associated Press Article and Provides Helpful Information

... hospice is about Living Life as Fully as Possible ... March 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National hospice and Palliative Care Organization wants all people to know that hospice delivers the highest quality care and services to ...

NHPCO Statement on MedPAC Recommendations to Congress

... 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the National hospice and Palliative Care Organization released the ... includes recommendations to revise the Medicare hospice benefit. Each year, more than 1.4 million patients and family caregivers seek hospice care. The ...
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