Improving End of Life Care for Patients in Las Vegas, Nevada

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Diane Smith, Vice President of Clinical Operations, Nathan Adelson 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 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.

Diane Smith, Vice President of Clinical Operations at Nathan Adelson Hospice, describes their award-winning program.

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WE ARE THE COMMUNITY’S TRUSTED PARTNER FOR END OF LIFE AND PALLIATIVE CARE. OUR COLLABORATIONS WITH PHYSICIANS AND HOSPITALS IN SOUTHERN NEVADA HAS IMPACTED THE LIVES OF THOUSANDS OF PATIENTS WITH CHRONIC ILLNESS. BY SUPPORTING THE PATIENTS NEEDS –MEDICALLY, EMOTIONALLY AND SPIRTUALLY – WE ASSURE THE BEST POSSIBLE CARE AND TREATMENT.

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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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