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Suncoast Hospice awarded for community outreach to diverse populations

Suncoast Hospice, a member of Empath Health received the Excellence in Program Innovation for Community Outreach for its Traditions (Tradiciones) program.
Source: NHPCO

  • Posted: June 23, 2017
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One hundred and forty-five countries signed the 1951 Refugee Convention: Why do refugees have limited access to quality health care and end-of-life care?

Continuing the Salzburg Questions series that encourages a global discussion about the key issues affecting palliative care. On World Refugee Day today, 20 June, Dr Emmanuel Luyirika, Executive Director, and Shelley Enarson, Communications Consultant, both of the African Palliative Care Association, explore the fourth question in the Salzburg Questions that asks why refugees have limited access to quality health care and end-of-life care.
Source: NHPCO

  • Posted: June 22, 2017
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VITAS Healthcare appoints Joel Wherley as Chief Operating Officer

VITAS Healthcare, the nation’s leading provider of end-of-life care, announced the appointment of veteran healthcare leader Joel Wherley as Chief Operating Officer.
Source: NHPCO

  • Posted: June 21, 2017
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‘How Long Have I Got, Doc?’ Why Many Cancer Patients Don’t Have Answers

In the past four years, Bruce Mead-e has undergone two major surgeries, multiple rounds of radiation and chemotherapy to treat his lung cancer.
Source: NHPCO

  • Posted: June 20, 2017
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In Words and Color: Six coloring book journals created by Chloé McFeters

Six new coloring book journals designed to help people explore their experiences with heart disease, cancer, autoimmune related illnesses, family caregiving, domestic violence, and military service have been released.
Source: NHPCO

  • Posted: June 19, 2017
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JPSM original articles, June 2017

Review the list of original articles in theJune 2017 edition of the Journal of Pain and Symptom Management.
Source: NHPCO

  • Posted: June 16, 2017
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Four changes facing the field and how to overcome them

Kurt Kazanowski is an author, speaker, coach and consultant in the areas of aging, hospice and home care. He offers some thoughts about changes facing the hospice community and shares his insight.
Source: NHPCO

  • Posted: June 15, 2017
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Call to Action: Support The Patient Choice & Quality Care Act

The Patient Choice & Quality Care Act gives patients and families living with advanced and life-limiting illnesses access to the information and services they need. Constituents are encouraged to contact their members of Congress and call for support of this legislation.
Source: NHPCO

  • Posted: June 14, 2017
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The Patient Choice and Quality Care Act of 2017 introduced in Congress

The Patient Choice and Quality Care Act of 2017 — introduced today by Senators Mark Warner (D-VA), Johnny Isakson (R-GA), Congressman Phil Roe (R-TN) and Congressman Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) – would address this challenge by increasing information and expanding services for patients and families facing life-limiting illness.
Source: NHPCO

  • Posted: June 13, 2017
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Edo Banach’ Summer Listening Tour

NHPCO President and CEO, Edo Banach will be traveling across the country this summer to meet and hear from hospice and palliative care providers.
Source: NHPCO

  • Posted: June 12, 2017
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