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Buffalo's Hospice receives honor

By Eileen Buckley

Buffalo, NY – Buffalo's Hospice has been named a Circle of Life Award Winner. The Circle of Life Award celebrates programs across the nation that have made great strides in palliative and end-of-life care.

The Center for Hospice & Palliative Care in Cheektowaga was recognized for its innovative program that improves the care of patients near the end of life or with life-threatening conditions.

The American Hospital Association issued the award noting that the local Hospice is honored for its "very-extensive care continuum and a sophisticated palliative care institute, with strong emphasis on collaboration, physician leadership and clinical research."

"I was very pleased to see our clinical program and staff get this well deserved national recognition," stated CHPC CEO Flint Besecker. "The Western New York community should be proud to have a nationally recognized center of excellence in palliative care in their own backyard."