Press Releases

Message to the Field on the New IOM Report

Dear Colleagues, On September 17th, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) released its new report on improving quality of care near the end of life. I had the privilege of serving ...

Palliative Care Growth Trend Continues, According to Latest Center to Advance Palliative Care Analysis

New York, NY (September 2, 2014) — Palliative care in U.S. hospitals continues to increase, according to a new analysis released today by the Center to Advance Palliative Care (CAPC).. ...

Center to Advance Palliative Care Among Four Nonprofits Selected to Address 2014 Social Impact Exchange Conference

New York, NY (June 18, 2014) — The Center to Advance Palliative Care (CAPC) was among only four national nonprofit organizations selected to address an audience of leading philanthropic funders ...

$10 Million Gift from Patty and Jay Baker Will Transform Palliative Care in the United States

Newly Named ‘Patty and Jay Baker National Palliative Care Center’ to be Dedicated at Mount Sinai New York, NY (March 21, 2014) — In recognition of a generous $10 million ...

American Cancer Society Director, Rebecca Kirch, JD, Honored with Center to Advance Palliative Care Innovation Award

New York, NY (October 31, 2013) — The Center to Advance Palliative Care (CAPC) is pleased to name Rebecca Kirch, JD, Director, Quality of Life & Survivorship, American Cancer Society, ...

Cambia Health Foundation, Center to Advance Palliative Care Partner to Help Americans Understand Palliative Care

$500,000 grant supports national effort to improve access to this much needed form of medical care New York, NY (April 18, 2013) — Palliative care is an established medical field ...

15 Hospitals and Cancer Centers Receive $10,000 Grants for Joint Commission Advanced Certification from the LIVESTRONG Foundation

Center to Advance Palliative Care to Provide Tools and Training New York, NY (April 16, 2013) — Fifteen new sites for the Joint Commission’s Advanced Certification for Palliative Care were ...

Palliative Care in Hospitals Continues Rapid Growth Trend, According to Latest CAPC Analysis

New York, NY (March 29, 2013) — Palliative care in U.S. hospitals continues to increase, according to a new analysis released today by the Center to Advance Palliative Care (CAPC). ...

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 ...

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