Press Releases

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 ...

Diane E. Meier, MD Receives Clinical Excellence Award From Castle Connolly Medical Ltd.

New York, NY (March 23, 2009) — Diane E. Meier, MD, a pioneer in palliative care who has fought to improve the quality of life for patients with chronic and ...

Palliative Care Leadership Centers™ (PCLC) Launch New Initiative Targeted to Pediatric Palliative Care Programs; Addresses Shortage of Operational Technical Assistance

New York, NY (January 15, 2009) — Hospitals now have technical assistance specifically targeted to starting and sustaining a pediatric palliative care program. Sponsored by the Center to Advance Palliative ...

Where You Live Matters When You're Seriously Ill; State-by-State Report Card Shows Midwest Leads, South Lags; For-Profit and Public Hospitals Trail Too

New York, NY (October 2, 2008) — America does a mediocre job caring for its sickest patients. The nation, says a new report, gets a C. Hospital palliative care programs ...

Better Care of Sickest Patients Can Save Hospitals Money, Says Largest Study of Its Kind

New York, NY (September 8, 2008) — A new study finds hospitals can save more than $300 a day per seriously ill patient while giving them even better care. The ...

New Analysis Shows Hospitals Continue to Implement Palliative Care Programs at Rapid Pace

New Medical Subspecialty Fills Gap for Aging Population New York, NY (April 14, 2008) — According to a new Center to Advance Palliative Care (CAPC) analysis of the latest data ...

Center to Advance Palliative Care Launches www.getpalliativecare.org

New Website for Patients and Families Facing Serious Illness New York, NY (January 29, 2007) — The Center to Advance Palliative Care (CAPC) announced today that it has officially launched ...

ABMS Boards to Offer Certification in Hospice and Palliative Care Medicine

New York, NY (January 16, 2007) — Starting in 2008, family physicians, internists and doctors in eight other specialties can be board certified in hospice and palliative medicine. Medical leaders ...

Hospital Palliative Care Programs Continue Rapid Growth

New Data Show Fifth Consecutive Annual Increase New York, NY (December 6, 2006) — Hospitals continue to implement palliative care programs at a rapid pace, according to a Center to ...

ACGME Approves Accreditation Process for Hospice and Palliatve Medicine Fellowship Training

Applications to Be Accepted as of Summer 2007 New York, NY (July 1, 2006) — The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) has voted to approve an accreditation process ...

NQF Releases Palliative Care Framework Document

Document based on NCP’s Guidelines Pittsburgh, PA May 22, 2006 - The National Consensus Project for Quality Palliative Care (NCP) announced today that the National Quality Forum (NQF) has released ...

New Dartmouth Study Shows Need for Better Management of Chronic Illness

Palliative Care is a Solution to Problems Outlined in Study New York, NY (May 18, 2006) — The latest edition of the Dartmouth Atlas Project, which works to accurately describe ...

New Study Shows Palliative Care Programs Surging Trend in U.S. Hospitals

Academic Medical Centers and Not-for-Profit Hospitals Take the Lead For-Profit Hospitals Lag Behind New York, NY (December 12, 2005) — A study released today in the Journal of Palliative Medicine ...

Mount Sinai School of Medicine Establishes National Palliative Care Research and Training Center

New York, NY (July 28, 2005) — Christopher Angell, Esq., president of the Emily Davie and Joseph S. Kornfeld Foundation, announced that the Hertzberg Palliative Care Institute of the Brookdale ...

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