Summa Health Palliative and Hospice received the Circle of Life Award® Citation of Honor for its innovation in improving the care of patients near the end of life or with life-threatening conditions. As one of a few organizations honored by the Circle of Life Award Program, Summa was recognized for its research, achievements in medical education and work with long-term care facilities.
The team received from The Joint Commission the Advanced Certification in Palliative Care at Summa Health System – Akron and St. Thomas Campuses in the fall of 2013. Launched in September 2011, The Joint Commission’s Advanced Certification Program for Palliative Care recognizes hospital inpatient programs that demonstrate exceptional patient and family-centered care, optimize the quality of life for patients with serious illness and continually evaluate and improve the program. A small number of palliative care programs in the country have thus far achieved this level of recognition.
For more information about our palliative care consulting services, call 330.375.3039 or request an appointment with one of our specialists.