Circle of Life Award Goes to Memorial Family of Services

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Anne Caffery from Memorial Family of Services

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The mission of palliative and end-of-life care is to meet the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of patients and their loved ones. Now, a local institution has been honored with a Circle of Life Award for its innovation in palliative care and for improving the care of patients near the end of life. It is being held up as a model for others in the field.

Anne Caffery from Memorial Family of Services describes their award-winning program.

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BY TAPPING INTO THE COMMUNITY’S COMMITMENT TO IMPROVING THE QUALITY OF LIFE IN THE REGION, WE’VE CREATED A VOLUNTEER-DRIVEN, PATIENT- AND FAMILY-CENTERED PALLIATIVE CARE AND END-OF-LIFE CARE PROGRAM. WE TAKE A HOLISTIC APPROACH THAT ADDRESSES THE NEEDS OF BOTH PATIENTS AND THEIR FAMILIES AND ACTIVELY WORK TO MEET THE UNIQUE NEEDS OF OUR COMMUNITY. WE ARE HONORED TO RECEIVE THIS RECOGNITION ON BEHALF OF CENTRAL WASHINGTON.

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This is the fifteenth year for the Circle of Life Award.  For more information, visit www.aha.org/circleoflife.

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