Palliative Care Innovation on the Horizon

Many hospices have honed in on community-based palliative care as essential to their growth and particularly to their success within value-based programs. Negotiating in a new payment arena will be key to developing a successful palliative care model as fragmented lines of care entwine. Palliative care has been expanding in the hospice space. Roughly half […]

Cambia Health Foundation Invests $1.5 million in UCSF Palliative Care Program

The Cambia Health Foundation has invested $1.5 million in a University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine (UCSF) program to support education and innovation in palliative care.  Cambia Health Foundation is the philanthropic arm of Portland, Ore.-based Cambia Health Solutions, an enterprise that includes more than 20 companies with the mission to improve the economic […]

Palliative Care Nursing Curriculum Could Impact Staff Shortages

A program designed to incorporate hospice and palliative care principles into undergraduate and graduate nursing education could help make a difference in ongoing staffing shortages in those fields. The roots of this curriculum were planted five years ago when a group of hospice and palliative experts convened in Oregon to find strategies for improving and […]

Hospice Nurse Building Nationwide Model for End-of-Life Clinician Training

As hospices contend with industry-wide staff shortages, Susan Lysaght Hurley, director of research at Massachusetts-based hospice provider Care Dimensions, is working to transform her organization’s nurse residency program into a national model.  The number of hospice and palliative care clinicians will drop precipitously during the next two decades, largely due to retirements and staff leaving […]

Cambia’s Peggy Maguire: Palliative Care Supports Economic Sustainability

Peggy Maguire, president of Cambia Health Foundation, oversees the philanthropic arm of Portland, Ore.-based Cambia Health Solutions, an enterprise that includes more than 20 companies with the mission to improve the economic sustainability of the health care system. During her tenure, Maguire helped transform the foundation from a regional grant-making institution to an investor in […]