Atlanta, GA (November 14, 2019)?The Center to Advance Palliative Care (CAPC) is proud to announce fifty-four?frontrunners of the first John A. Hartford Foundation Tipping Point Challenge.?The Challenge is the cornerstone of a national campaign aimed at creating a tipping point in the improvement of care quality delivered to millions living with a serious illness. Over 15oo organizations participated in the Challenge.?Winners will be announced in January.

?People living with a serious illness such as cancer, CHF, COPD, Parkinson?s, and more, experience pain and other symptoms, and enormous caregiver distress,? said Diane E. Meier, MD, director of the Center to Advance Palliative Care. ?Despite the rapid growth of palliative care, gaps in care remain. CAPC aims to change this. We are extremely proud of the enthusiasm and focused participation of our field. We want to congratulate all the frontrunners.”

“We are grateful and extremely honored to be working with CAPC on this important campaign, said Amy Berman, program officer for the The John A. Hartford Foundation. “The Foundation’s support will allow CAPC to exponentially catalyze change.”

The frontrunner organizations include:

Agrace HospiceCare
Ambercare (New Mexico)
Aspen Hospice
Aspire Health
Attention Plus Care
Bluegrass Care Navigators
Butler Memorial Hospital
CHI Health at Home (ND and MN)
Coler Rehabilitation and Nursing Facility
Compassion Hospice
Coney Island Hospital
Front Range Hospice & Palliative Care
Hospice of the Western Reserve
House of Loreto
J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital
Knox Community Hospital
Lutheran Hospice and Palliative Care
Main Line Health:Hospice
Margaret Mary Health
McKenzie County Healthcare Systems
Medical University of South Carolina
MedStar Union Memorial Hospital
Mercy Medical Center – Clinton
Midland Care Connection, Inc
Moffitt Cancer Center
Mount Carmel Home Care
Mount Carmel West
Mount Sinai Medical Center
Nathan Adelson Hospice Inc.
NorthStar Care Community
Optum Complex Care Management
OSF Holy Family Medical Center
OSF Saint Paul Medical Center (FKA Mendota Community Hospital)
OSF St. Luke Medical Center
Providence Connections/Palliative Care
Providence ElderPlace – Portland
Rainbow Hospice and Palliative Care
Sarasota Memorial Hospital
Snowline Hospice
St. Mary’s Hospital – Athens
Stonehill Franciscan Services
Stony Brook Southampton Hospital
Stony Brook University Hospital
Sutter Care at Home
TeamMD – Tennessee
The Alverno Healthcare Facility
The Valley Hospital
UCHealth Poudre Valley Hospital
UnityPoint at Home
VA Medical Center Iowa City
Visiting Physician Association
Waldo County General Hospital


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