Livewell Minute: Circle of Life Award

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UnityPoint Health was recently named a Circle of Life Award winner for its innovative palliative care program that improves the care of patients with serious illness. Only two other organizations in the country received this award.

Dr. Monique Reese, Vice President/Chief Clinical Officer, UnityPoint Health says, "UnityPoint Health has developed an integrated palliative care program with its approach to chronic care management. The program ensures access to services for patients with serious illnesses and is provided across all care settings."

The palliative care team works together with the patient and coordinates services in close collaboration with the patient’s primary care provider along with specialists.

Dr. Reese says, "UnityPoint Heath is honored to receive the Circle of Life Award in recognition of  our achievements in care coordination."

This is the fourteenth year for the Circle of Life Award, which celebrates innovative programs across the nation that have made great strides in palliative and end-of-life care.