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Cambia Palliative Care Center of Excellence
The Palliative Care Center of Excellence at the University of Washington was launched in 2012 with the goal of giving every patient with serious illness access to high-quality palliative care focused on relieving symptoms, maximizing quality of life and ensuring care that concentrates on patients’ goals. Interprofessional teams of nurses, social workers, chaplains, pharmacists and doctors must work together to meet the complex medical, emotional and spiritual needs of seriously ill patients and their loved ones, and these teams need support and resources. The goal of the newly renamed Cambia Palliative Care Center of Excellence, directed by J. Randall Curtis, M.D., MPH, is to see that palliative care has an integral and prominent role in healthcare — regionally, nationally and internationally — for seriously ill patients and their families.
About Cambia Health Foundation
Based in Portland, Ore., Cambia Health Foundation is the corporate Foundation of Cambia Health Solutions, a total health solutions company dedicated to transforming the way people experience health care. Founded in 2007, Cambia Health Foundation awards grants in three program areas: Palliative Care, Transforming Health Care and Children’s Health. The Foundation has funded just over $29 million in grants to support these causes. Cambia Health Foundation’s investments in palliative care advance patient- and family-centered care that optimizes quality of life by anticipating, preventing and treating suffering.
Learn more at www.cambiahealthfoundation.org.
What is Palliative Care?
Learn more at: http://getpalliativecare.org/
What Will the Cambia Palliative Care
Center of Excellence Do?
Drs. Randy Curtis, Tony Back and Caroline Hurd describe palliative care and how it has transformed the lives of patients at UW Medicine Clinical Sites.
The mission of the Cambia Palliative Care Center of Excellence is to improve the palliative care received by patients with serious illness and their families and to provide support to clinicians caring for these patients. The center will help ensure that all patients and families are treated in a compassionate, respectful, individualized way by focusing on three interrelated areas:
About the Cambia
Palliative Care Center of Excellence
Cambia PCCE Special Announcement
UW Medicine hospitals achieve Joint Commission Joint
Advanced Certification in Palliative Care
Dr. Randy Curtis speaks at the 2016
UW Mini Medical School
Coping with the Most Serious Illness
In Part I of this two-part discussion, Dr. J. Randall Curtis talks about the difference between palliative and terminal illness care, as well as techniques for coping with chronic conditions.
J. Randall Curtis, MD, MPH, professor, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, UW, A. Bruce Montgomery – ALA endowed chair, Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine, director, Cambia Palliative Care Center for Excellence
Cambia PCCE Awarded AHA Circle of Life
The Cambia Palliative Care Center of Excellence has been awarded the American Hospital Association Circle of Life Award. The Circle of Life Award, now in its 17th year, celebrates programs across the nation that have made great strides in palliative and end-of lifecare.
The AHA is a not-for-profit association of health care provider
organizations and individuals that are committed o the improvement of health in their communities. The AHA is the national advocate for its members, which includes nearly 5,000 hospitals, health care systems, networks and other providers of care. Founded in 1898, the AHA provides education for health care leaders and is a source of information on health care issues and trends. For more information visit the website at www.aha.org.
Expanding Dimensions in Hospice and Palliative Care
Featuring Keynote Speaker Mimi Pattison, MD
October 9-11, 2016
(Click on image below for registration and schedule information)
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