NYC health care organizations competed to catalyze the spread of skills that will improve health care delivery for people in NYC living with a serious illness.

The Center to Advance Palliative Care (CAPC) has proudly announced the winners in its New York City Tipping Point Challenge.

This year-long Challenge, sponsored by CAPC and The Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation, was the culmination of CAPC’s five-year campaign designed to create a tipping point in the improvement of care delivered to people living with a serious illness. The New York City-based competition was part of CAPC’s third National Tipping Point Challenge funded by The John A. Hartford Foundation.

The goal of this clinical training Challenge was to help health care organizations in NYC expand the ability to effectively care for seriously ill patients by enhancing skills among clinicians—from all medical specialties and disciplines—working with this patient population. These include communication, pain management, and symptom management skills directed at the complex needs of people living with serious illness. View the winners and Honor Roll at

“I am proud that our New York City Tipping Point Challenge provided a catalyst for clinicians to enhance their clinical skills through CAPC courses,” said CAPC CEO, Brynn Bowman, MPA. “The competition aimed to achieve better outcomes for patients, families, and caregivers in our hometown.”

Winners in the New York City Tipping Point Challenge are:
Cityblock Medical Practice
Jamaica Hospital Medical Center
NYC Health + Hospitals | McKinney
The Mount Sinai Hospital
VNS Health

Organizations that made the New York City Honor Roll include:
Calvary Hospice
Montefiore Hospital – Moses Campus
NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center
Northwell At Home
NYC H+H Health and Home Care
NYC Health + Hospitals | Harlem
NYC Health + Hospitals | Lincoln
NYC Health + Hospitals | South Brooklyn Health, Ruth Bader Ginsburg Hospital
NYU Langone Tisch Hospital

Additionally, two NYC-based organizations were winners in the National Tipping Point Challenge for most CAPC courses completed since becoming a CAPC member: NYC Health + Hospitals | Coler and Stony Brook University Hospital.

“We are thrilled that so many clinicians and organizations across New York City participated in the New York City Tipping Point Challenge,” said Lauren Green Weisenfeld, deputy director of the Healthy Aging Program at The Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation. “Now many clinicians across NYC are equipped to integrate their new palliative care skills into daily practice to enhance patient and family care.”

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About the Center to Advance Palliative Care
The Center to Advance Palliative Care (CAPC) is a national organization dedicated to increasing the availability of quality, equitable health care for people living with a serious illness. As the nation’s leading resource in its field, CAPC provides health care professionals and organizations with the training, tools, and technical assistance necessary to effectively meet this need. CAPC is part of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City. For more information, visit and for more information, and follow @CAPCpalliative.

About The Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation

The mission of the Samuels Foundation's Healthy Aging Program is to improve the health care and overall quality of life for New York City's older adults. For more information, visit

About The John A. Hartford Foundation
The John A. Hartford Foundation, based in New York City, is a private, nonpartisan, national philanthropy dedicated to improving the care of older adults. The leader in the field of aging and health, the Foundation has three areas of emphasis: creating age-friendly health systems, supporting family caregivers, and improving serious illness and end-of-life care. For more information, visit and follow @johnahartford.


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