Improving End of Life Care for Patients in New York, NY

Audio: 
Dr. Sean Morrison, Director, The Mount Sinai Medical Center

For use after 12:01 a.m. Eastern Time on Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Stations, the following is a news announcement. Suggested lead in 3, 2, 1…

(INTRO)

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.

Dr. Sean Morrison, Director from The Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City, describes their award-winning program.

(MORRISON)

WE ARE COMMITTED TO CONDUCTING THE NECESSARY RESEARCH, PROVIDING THE NEEDED EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS BOTH TO HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS AND THE LAY-COMMUNITY, AND MODELING HOW THE HIGHEST-QUALITY PALLIATIVE CARE CAN BE DELIVERED THROUGHOUT A MEDICAL CENTER’S IN-PATIENT AND OUT-PATIENT PROGRAMS, IN ORDER TO ENSURE THAT PALLIATIVE CARE BECOMES THE STANDARD OF CARE FOR PERSONS LIVING WITH SERIOUS ILLNESS IN ALL U.S. HOSPITALS.

 (CLOSE)

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

Category: 
Applies to the following Location(s): 

Email us regarding this story.

Instructions to download a media file:

 

  • Audio - For MP3, right click on the download button  and choose 'save link as' and then save the file to your computer.
  • Audio - For SoundCloud, on the top right of the file under the SoundCloud logo, right click on the download button  and choose 'save link as' and then save the file to your computer.
  • Video - click on the Vimeo link on the player and you will be taken to the file on the Vimeo website where you can choose the type of download you'd like.