Press Releases

CAPC Debuts New, Updated www.getpalliativecare.org for Patients and Families

Site Will Have New Look, New Logo, New Content and Easier Navigation New York, NY (October 15, 2012) — CAPC debuts its updated website for patients and families today — ...

Palliative Care in Hospitals Continues Rapid growth Trend for 11th Straight Year, According to Latest Analysis

New York, NY (September 5, 2012) — Palliative care in U.S. hospitals has increased for the 11th consecutive year, according to a new analysis released today by the Center to ...

Center to Advance Palliative Care Statement on the Supreme Court Decision to Uphold the Affordable Care Act

New York, NY (June 28, 2012) — The Center to Advance Palliative Care is pleased that the Affordable Care Act, with its aims to expand access to quality healthcare for ...

20 Hospitals and Cancer Centers to Receive $10,000 Grants for Joint Commission Certification

Center to Advance Palliative Care to Provide Technical Assistance New York, NY (January 23, 2012) — Twenty hospitals and cancer centers wishing to achieve the new Joint Commission Advanced Certification ...

IPAL-EM Launches to Improve Palliative Care In Emergency Medicine

New Initiative Will Promote Shift in Care for Seriously Ill Patients in the ED New York, NY (November 10, 2011) — A new national initiative, IPAL-EM (Improving Palliative Care in ...

Palliative Care State-by-State Report Card Released to Congress

Where You Live Matters Nation Improves but Regional Gaps Exist New York, NY (October 5, 2011) — Congress learned today just how well their home states are doing in terms ...

The Joint Commission Releases Standards for Advanced Certification Program in Palliative Care

New York, NY (June 14, 2011) — The Joint Commission (TJC) accredited hospitals now have the option of seeking Advanced Certification in Palliative Care. The new certification program launches September ...

Palliative Care Experts Argue for Wider Use of Compassionate Release in U.S. Prisons

New York, NY (May 31, 2011) — An article published today in Annals of Internal Medicine, suggests the broader use of compassionate release in US prisons. The authors propose changes ...

More and Better Care of Sickest Patients Can Reduce Hospital Medicaid Costs, Says New Palliative Care Study

New York, NY (March 8, 2011) — A new study finds Medicaid beneficiaries receiving palliative care show significantly lower hospital costs while getting an extra layer of medical support. Health ...

Lung Cancer Patients Receiving Palliative Care Lived Over Two Months Longer

New Study Shows Impact of Early Palliative Care Intervention New York, NY (September 19, 2010) — Receiving palliative care early in the treatment of advanced lung cancer not only improved ...

Center to Advance Palliative Care Launches New Initiative to Improve Palliative Care in the ICU, The IPAL-ICU Project

New York, NY (June 16, 2010) — In a major national effort to integrate and improve palliative care in the ICU, the Center to Advance Palliative Care (CAPC) has launched ...

Palliative Care Programs Continue Rapid Growth in U.S. Hospitals Becoming Standard Practice throughout the Country

Large and Not-for-Profit Hospitals Take the Lead For-Profit Hospitals Lag Behind New York, NY (April 5, 2010) — United States hospitals continue to implement palliative care programs at a rapid ...

Palliative Care: Transforming the Care of Serious Illness

New York, NY (April 1, 2010) — Palliative Care: Transforming the Care of Serious Illness is the first book to provide a comprehensive look at the new field of medicine ...

FDA Announces the Approval of Morphine Sulfate Oral Solution for Relief of Acute and Chronic Pain

New York, NY (January 27, 2010) — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Morphine Sulfate Oral Solution for the relief of moderate to severe, acute and chronic ...

Palliative Sedation: Myth vs. Fact

New York, NY (January 6, 2010) — The belief that symptom management hastens death in the dying is a classic example of confusing an association with causation. It is a ...

Center to Advance Palliative Care Director and MacArthur Recipient, Diane E. Meier, MD, Accepts Fellowship Post on Senate HELP Committee

New York, NY (December 21, 2009) — The Center to Advance Palliative Care (CAPC) is pleased to announce that its director, Diane E. Meier, MD, a pioneer in palliative care, ...

CAPC Statement on Palliative Care

New York, NY (September 9, 2009) — The goal of palliative care is to relieve the pain, symptoms and stress of serious illness – whatever the prognosis. Palliative care is ...

CAPC Statement on Health Reform and Advanced Directives

New York, NY (August 10, 2009) — Recent scare tactics and gross misrepresentations of the facts concerning the provision in the House bill pertaining to advance directives are cruel and ...

White House Health Reform Stakeholder Discussion Brings Palliative Care to the Table

Center to Advance Palliative Care Director, Diane E. Meier, MD, Points to Workforce and Non-Hospice Palliative Care New York, NY (June 19, 2009) — Nancy-Ann DeParle, Director of the White ...

Center to Advance Palliative Care Receives American Hospital Association Award of Honor

New York, NY (April 27, 2009) — The American Hospital Association (AHA) presented its Award of Honor to the Center to Advance Palliative Care (CAPC) today, in recognition of its ...