(Williamsport, PA, Wednesday, July 13, 2016) - The American Hospital Associationâ€™s Circle of Life Awards honor innovative palliative and end-of-life care in hospices, hospitals, health care systems, long-term care facilities, and other direct care providers. Three programs that expand the reach of palliative and end-of-life care will be honored with the 2016 Circle of Life Award: Celebrating Innovation in Palliative and End-of-Life Care, along with three programs awarded a Citation of Honor. The award, now in its 17th year, celebrates programs across the nation that have made great strides in palliative and end-of-life care.
This year, Susquehanna Health Hospice and Palliative Care will receive a Circle of Life award.
Dr. Alexander Nesbitt, from Susquehanna Health Hospice and Palliative Care, discusses the organizationâ€™s award-winning program.
WE SERVE FOUR HOSPITALS AS WELL AS LONG-TERM CARE FACILITIES, HOME CARE AND OTHER SERVICES. THE HOSPICE AND PALLIATIVE CARE PROGRAM ADDRESSES PALLIATIVE CARE SYSTEM-WIDE IN ALL SETTINGS AND IN THE COMMUNITY, WHICH STRETCHES OVER A BROAD RURAL AREA.
HALLMARKS OF OUR PROGRAM INCLUDE OUR CLOSE RELATIONSHIPS WITH LONG-TERM CARE FACILITIES TO MONITOR AND IMPROVE PALLIATIVE AND END-OF-LIFE CARE; CULTURAL SENSITIVITY TO RELIGIOUSLY AND SOCIALLY CONSERVATIVE COMMUNITIES; AND A STRONG COMMITMENT TO EDUCATION AND TRAINING.
For more information on the Circle of Life Award, visit www.aha.org/circleoflife.