Good News for Hospice Care
(For Immediate Release: March 21, 2007)
New Research Finds Patients Do Live Longer Under Hospice Care
Hospice Patients Lived an Average 29 Days Longer Reports NHPCO
(Alexandria, VA) - A new study published in the March 2007 issue of the Journal of Pain and Symptom Management reports that hospice care may prolong the lives of some terminally ill patients.
Among the patient populations studied, the mean survival was 29 days longer for hospice patients than for non-hospice patients. In other words, patients who chose hospice care lived an average of one month longer than similar patients who did not choose hospice care.
Columbus Hospice Wins
PITTSBURGH, PA, November 8, 2006—The National Board for Certification of
Hospice and Palliative Nurses (NBCHPN®) has announced that Columbus Hospice is the 2006 recipient of the Employer of the Year Award.
The NBCHPN® Employer of the Year Award recognizes the work of an employer who has provided exemplary, sustained support of the certification programs for hospice and palliative caregivers. The recipient is selected from eligible organizations and facilities within NBCHPN’s Employer Support Program.
“Columbus Hospice serves as a model for hospices everywhere,” said Bonnie Morgan, RN, CHPN®, President of NCBHPN®. “The quality care they provide their patients, and their continued efforts to improve palliative nursing through certification and other means, demonstrates their ongoing commitment to superlative palliative care.”
Established in 1979 to provide loving, compassionate care to persons of all ages with life-limiting illnesses and their families, Columbus Hospice is the only community-based, non-profit hospice serving ten Georgia and two Alabama counties. Columbus Hospice is located in Columbus, Georgia, with a branch located in Phenix City, Alabama.