Circle of Life Citation of Honor Goes to University of Alabama at Birmingham Center for Palliative and Supportive Care Ambulatory Program

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Dr. Elizabeth Kvale from the University of Alabama at Birmingham Center for Palliative and Supportive Care Ambulatory Program

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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 Citation of Honor 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.

Dr. Elizabeth Kvale from the University of Alabama at Birmingham Center for Palliative and Supportive Care Ambulatory Program describes their award-winning services.

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WE ARE DEDICATED TO PROVIDING COMPLETE AND COMPASSIONATE CARE THROUGHOUT OUR COMMUNITY. BY BRINGING PALLIATIVE CARE INTO THE AMBULATORY SETTING, WE ARE EXPANDING ACCESS TO PALLIATIVE CARE WHERE PATIENTS NEED IT. OUR AMBULATORY CARE PROGRAM APPROACH HAS IMPROVED QUALITY OF LIFE AS WELL AS THE OVERALL CARE EXPERIENCE.

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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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