Improving End of Life Care for Patients in Dayton, Ohio

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Kent Anderson, President and CEO, Hospice of Dayton

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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.

Kent Anderson, Hospice of Dayton President and CEO, describes their award-winning program.

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OUR COMMITMENT TO QUALITY IMPROVEMENT AND EMPHASIS ON FAMILIES AND PATIENTS IS AT THE CENTER OF ALL THAT WE DO.  PALLIATIVE CARE AND COMPLEMENTARY THERAPIES ARE VERY WELL INTEGRATED THROUGHOUT ALL SETTINGS IN OUR HOSPICE AND IS SEEN AS A VITAL COMPONENT OF THE CARE THAT WE OFFER. 

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

 

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