Palliative-care teams ease way for patients
(Article featuring UWMC Palliative care team)
Hospitals around the country are increasingly starting palliative-care programs, designed to relieve seriously ill patients’ pain, stress and symptoms regardless of how long they have to live…read more

McCormick Is President-Elect, American Geriatrics Society

Dr. Wayne McCormick, professor, Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine, has been elected President-Elect of the American Geriatrics Society. The American Geriatrics Society (AGS) is a not-for-profit organization of over 6,000 health professionals devoted to improving the health, independence and quality of life of all older people.

Dr. McCormick is the director of the University of Washington Palliative Medicine Fellowship Program.

Congratulations to Darrell Owens!
HMC Palliative Care Director Darrell Owens has received the Sojourns Award for his commitment to quality end-of-life care.

Darrell Owens, DNP, MSN

Darrell Owens, DNP, MSN, Director of Outpatient Palliative Care at HMC

Dr. Owens is a nurse practitioner with a doctorate in nursing practice, an attending provider and a professor in addition to his director role.

The Cambia Health Foundation Sojourns Award:
The Sojourns Award recognizes inspirational leaders in the field of palliative and end-of-life care within Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Utah.

Recipients receive a $50,000 grant from the Cambia Health Foundation, representing an investment in the awardees’ future contributions in the area of palliative and end-of-life care.  This year, the grant money will support outpatient palliative care at Harborview.

Dr. Wayne McCormick participated in the panel discussion
on the KUOW radio program: The Difficult Decisions of Elder Care


Click here for link for program recording


Wayne McCormick, M.D., M.P.H., Director, Professor of Medicine, Geriatrics

UW Medicine interviews Dr. Wayne McCormick on the topic:
What is Palliative Medicine?

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