Improving End of Life Care for Patients in Denver, Colorado

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Bev Sloan, President and CEO, The Denver Hospice

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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.

Bev Sloan, President and CEO of The Denver Hospice, describes their award-winning program.

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WE’VE BUILT STRONG PARTNERSHIPS OVER THE YEARS WITH OUR COMMUNITY, INCLUDING TRADITIONALLY UNDERSERVED GROUPS AND OTHER PROVIDERS AND MANAGED CARE ORGANIZATIONS. WE EMBED PALLIATIVE CARE THROUGHOUT THE HEALTH CARE DELIVERY SYSTEM. WE TREAT ALL WHO NEED CARE AND PROVIDE SERVICES IN HOSPITALS, ASSISTED LIVING AND NURSING HOMES AND IN PATIENTS’ OWN HOMES.

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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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