Maryland Organization Honored for Commitment to End-Of-Life Care

Hospice of Frederick County Is the Winner of the Circle of Life Citation of Honor
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Dr. Eric Bush, Medical Director, Hospice of Frederick

(Washington, DC, Tuesday, July 21, 2015) - The mission of palliative and end-of-life care is to meet the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of patients and their loved ones.

This year, Hospice of Frederick County is the winner of the 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. Eric Bush, Medical Director, Hospice of Frederick, describes the organization’s award-winning program.

SOUNDBITE #1:

OUR EXCEPTIONALLY STRONG COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS ARE A HIGHLIGHT OF HOSPICE OF FREDERICK COUNTY’S MISSION. AS A PART OF FREDERICK REGIONAL HEALTH SYSTEM, WE EMPHASIZE CONTINUITY OF CARE, PROVIDING A BROAD RANGE OF SERVICES TO PATIENTS IN THE HOSPITAL, CARE FACITILIES, KLINE HOUSE AND HOME HOSPICE PATIENTS.

SOUNDBITE #2:

WE HAVE AN EFFECTIVE OUTREACH PROGRAM TO TRADITIONALLY UNDERSERVED GROUPS, INCLUDING MINORITY COMMUNITIES AND DEAF PATIENTS AND VOLUNTEERS, AND A COLLABORATIVE PROGRAM WITH BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SERVICES.

 For more information, visit www.aha.org/circleoflife

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