LAS VEGAS – Southwest Medical Hospice has been recognized with the “Education Ring” by the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO), as part of the organization’s Quality Connections program. It is the only hospice in Nevada to do so.
Hospice and palliative care providers across the country are recognized with “rings.” The four rings are based on foundational pillars: Education, Application, Measurement and Innovation. Each ring has specific activities incorporating practical resources to progressively track and improve both clinical and organizational quality.
The NHPCO created the Quality Connections program to support hospice and palliative care delivery of high-quality, person-centered care. The program goals are to enhance the knowledge base, skills and competency of hospice and palliative care staff through education, tools, resources and opportunities for engagement and interaction among hospice and palliative care quality professionals.
In this program that focuses on continuous quality improvement, participants are required to achieve milestones by participating in education and competence, application of education, performance measurement and innovation that promotes high quality care delivery, that leads to service excellence.
More information on the Quality Connections program can be found here.
More information on Southwest Medical Hospice can be found here.
About Southwest Medical Associates
Southwest Medical, part of OptumCareTM, was founded in Las Vegas in 1972 and is Nevada’s largest multispecialty medical group with over 400 local health care providers through Southwest Medical and OptumCare Specialty and Primary Care, including seven convenient care centers, six urgent care centers, two outpatient surgery centers and two community centers catering to older adults, plus access to a network of 800 providers throughout Southern Nevada.
Our full spectrum of health care services includes Southwest Medical Hospice, improving the quality of life for people experiencing a terminal illness. We bring care and comfort home to our patients through Home Health Services, Home Care Plus and Total Home Care and Palliative Care, part of the continuum of care for all stages of a person’s life. For more than four decades we have provided this experienced, compassionate, innovative and high-quality care to patients throughout Southern Nevada. From our 24-hour urgent care center to industry-leading technology such as convenient e-visits and online options like the NowClinic® telemedicine platform, Southwest Medical’s goal is to bring patients the health care they want, the way they want it.