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Roger Williams palliative care program named to national and international groups

The Palliative Care program at Roger Williams Medical Center is now a member of the Center to Advance Palliative Care (CAPC), the nation’s leading resource for palliative care development and growth. The Roger Williams’ program was also voted into the Global Palliative Care Quality Alliance (GPCQA), making Roger Williams the only hospital in the Northeast to hold this designation. CAPC and GPCQA will provide us with the technical assistance for program development and quality tracking to further improve our delivery of palliative care. In terms of the GPCQA designation, Roger Williams is now among exclusive company that includes the Mayo Clinic, National Institutes of Health, Ohio State University, and Duke University. Team members who made these memberships possible including Dr. John Stoukides, Dr. Maria Aileen Soriano-Pisaturo, Lynn Leahey, RN, and Nancy Fogarty. Roger Williams, the first and only hospital in Rhode Island to hold certification for Advanced Palliative Care, was also recently recertified by The Joint Commission.