Improving End of Life Care for Patients in Lebanon, Pennsylvania

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Dr. Scott Shreve, National Director, Hospice and Palliative Care, Department of Veterans Affairs

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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.

Dr. Scott Shreve, National Director, Hospice and Palliative Care, Department of Veterans Affairs describes their award-winning program:

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HONORING VETERAN’S PREFERENCES FOR CARE, ESPECIALLY AT THE END OF LIFE, IS AT THE CENTER OF ALL WE DO. THROUGH A GROWING COMMUNITY OF CARE PROVIDERS, BOTH INSIDE AND OUTSIDE VA, VETERANS WITH SERIOUS ILLNESS AND THEIR FAMILIES ARE ENSURED RELIABLE ACCESS TO QUALITY PALLIATIVE CARE.

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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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