NewsLine - September 2011 - (Page 16)

Circle of Life Award Since 2000, the American Hospital Association (AHA) has presented the Circle of Life Award™ to honor innovation in palliative and end-of-life care. This year, seven programs were honored during the AHA annual summit on July 28—six of which are NHPCO members. The award winners are: • The Center for Hospice & Palliative Care, Cheektowaga, NY • Gilchrist Hospice Care, Hunt Valley, MD • St. John Providence Health System, Detroit, MI In announcing the winners, AHA emphasized that these programs share overriding themes of compassion, dedication and collaboration. The Center for Hospice & Palliative Care provides a very extensive care continuum and a sophisticated palliative care institute, with strong emphasis on collaboration, physician leadership and clinical research. Gilchrist Hospice Care has successfully integrated palliative care across hospital, hospice services, physician groups, patient homes and long-term care and assisted living facilities. And St. John Providence Health System has hardwired palliative care into every service and educated staff, so that no matter where an individual enters the system, he/she is evaluated for palliative care needs. 16 NewsLine

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of NewsLine - September 2011

NewsLine – September 2011
No Pain, All Gain
A Message From Don
We Earned Our Merit Badge in Clinical Excellence (display ad)
New Study on Dementia Patients
Custom-Print Marketplace (display ad)
Circle of Life Award 2011 Honorees
The Transitions Program at Redmond-Sisters Hospice
Recruiting Problems? HMR (display ad)
The Voice of NCHPP
The Transdisciplinary Team Model
Hospice Care Wins Big Impact Award
New Tool for Choosing a Quality Hospice
2011 Hospice Quilt
Coming This Winter: National Buyer’s Guide
Member News and Notes
Collaboration. The Corridor Group (display ad)
Regulatory Tip of the Month
Educational Offerings
Back Cover
FHSSA Newsletter

NewsLine - September 2011