Peoria Organization Honored for Commitment to End-Of-Life Care

July 13, 2016

OSF Supportive Care Will Receive a Circle of Life Citation of Honor

Dr. Robert Sawicki, from OSF Supportive Care

(Peoria, IL, Wednesday, July 13, 2016) – The American Hospital Association’s Circle of Life Awards honor innovative palliative and end-of-life care in hospices, hospitals, health care systems, long-term care facilities, and other direct care providers. Three programs that expand the reach of palliative and end-of-life care will be honored with the 2016 Circle of Life Award: Celebrating Innovation in Palliative and End-of-Life Care, along with three programs awarded a Citation of Honor. The award, now in its 17th year, celebrates programs across the nation that have made great strides in palliative and end-of-life care.

This year, OSF Supportive Care will receive a Circle of Life Citation of Honor.

Dr. Robert Sawicki, from OSF Supportive Care, discusses the organization’s award-winning program.

SOUNDBITE #1:

OUR FOCUS IS ON ASSURING PATIENT AND FAMILY GOALS ARE COMMUNICATED AND IMPLEMENTED ACROSS OUR CARE DELIVERY SETTINGS BY SPREADING AND STANDARDIZING ADVANCED CARE PLANNING CONVERSATIONS AND DOCUMENTATION.

SOUNDBITE #2:

THESE AWARDS HONOR PALLIATIVE PROGRAMS THAT SERVE PEOPLE WITH LIFE-LIMITING ILLNESS, THEIR FAMILIES AND THEIR COMMUNITIES; DEMONSTRATE EFFECTIVE, PATIENT AND FAMILY-CENTERED, TIMELY, SAFE, EFFICIENT AND EQUITABLE PALLIATIVE AND END-OF-LIFE CARE; AND USE INNOVATIVE APPROACHES TO REACH TRADITIONALLY MARGINALIZED POPULATIONS.

For more information on the Circle of Life Award, visit www.aha.org/circleoflife.

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