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Cranberry Hospice and Palliative Care Selected as Finalist for Compassionate Caregiver Award
The Cranberry Hospice and Palliative Care Team at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Plymouth has been selected as one of five finalists for this year’s prestigious Schwartz Center Compassionate Caregiver Award®. Each year since 1999, the Schwartz Center for Compassionate Healthcare has honored one extraordinary healthcare provider with the Schwartz Center Compassionate Caregiver Award. The award is one of the region’s most prestigious honors in healthcare.

The award recognizes and honors healthcare providers who demonstrate extraordinary compassion in caring for patients and families. “To be recognized by the Schwartz Center for Compassionate Healthcare is a great honor. The Schwartz Center has become a powerful voice for promoting the positive difference that a human connection can make in healthcare”, says Deborah Dolaway, Administrator of Cranberry Hospice and Fragile Footprints Pediatric Palliative Care. “For our entire team of some fifty individuals to be recognized for the culture of compassion we model is extraordinary. Our team believes deeply that while we must have great clinical skills, it’s creating that human connection and acting with compassion that really makes the difference in who we are and the work that we do,” said Dolaway.

The finalists are chosen by a review committee based on how well they embody the characteristics of compassionate care, including communicating effectively with patients and families, providing emotional support, engendering mutual trust and respect, involving patients and families in healthcare decisions, and treating patients as people, not just illnesses. Each finalist receives a $1,000 cash prize.

The Cranberry Hospice & Palliative Care Team will be honored on Thursday, November 20, 2014 during the 19th Annual Kenneth B. Schwartz Compassionate Healthcare Dinner at the Boston Convention Center. This is the premier healthcare event in Massachusetts, with dinner guests including more than 2,000 leaders from hospitals, health plans and other health-related associations, as well as members of the life sciences industry. Attendees come to the dinner to celebrate the honorees, support the Schwartz Center’s mission of promoting compassionate caregiving, network with thought leaders, and help the Center raise vital funds for its programs to advance compassionate care as a national priority.

About Cranberry Hospice

Cranberry Hospice & Palliative Care is a not-for-profit agency serving Plymouth, Barnstable and Bristol Counties. Cranberry Hospice is part of BID-Plymouth and the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center family of hospitals. Established in 1982 and licensed as an independent hospice in 1983, Cranberry Hospice has provided end-of-life and bereavement care to adults and children for over thirty years. Fragile Footprints Pediatric Palliative Care provides service to medically fragile children and their families and became part of Cranberry Hospice in 2008. Cranberry Hospice is accredited by The Joint Commission.

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