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