• Dartmouth-Hitchcock Palliative Care Services, Lebanon, N.H.
    A palliative care team educates staff and medical trainees on palliative methods and uses a variety of innovative ways to care for patient emotional needs, such as ICU "Get to Know Me" posters that families can personalize with information about the patient.
  • John Stroger Jr., Hospital of Cook County
    Palliative Care Program, Chicago
    An inpatient palliative team commits itself to its many uninsured and immigrant patients even after referral to hospice and goes to extraordinary lengths to ensure their end-of-life wishes, including planning trips to their home countries.
  • St. Mary's Hospice and Palliative Care Services, Athens, Ga.
    Hospice and palliative care teams innovate to spread adoption of their services quickly throughout a hospital and large rural area, resulting in direct referrals from the emergency department and other units.
  • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
    Supportive and Palliative Care Program, Pittsburgh
    Supportive and palliative care in a high-tech medical setting; the team is being expanded to cover an entire health system and its continuum of care.