CSU Shiley Institute for Palliative Care honored with 2020 Compassionate Care Leadership Award
AUG. 25, 2020 (SAN MARCOS, CA) – The CSU Shiley Institute for Palliative Care has been awarded the 2020 Compassionate Care Leadership Award for Organizations, presented today by the Coalition of Compassionate Care of California.
The annual Leadership Awards recognize individuals and organizations that are changing how people with serious illnesses or those approaching end of life are cared for in California.
In presenting the award, coalition CEO Judy Thomas said it’s designed to honor organizations like the institute whose “contributions and passion for change are transforming people’s lives.”
The institute’s Executive Director Jennifer Moore Ballentine accepted the award during a ceremony at the coalition’s Annual Summit, held virtually due to COVID-19. The institute’s mission is to increase access to and awareness of palliative care by educating current and future healthcare professionals, and building community awareness and advocacy for palliative care, Ballentine said.
Palliative care is specialized whole-person care designed to manage the physical, emotional, and spiritual symptoms of serious illness and help patients and families get care that reflects their own health care wishes. [Read more…]