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UCH selected as candidate for LIVESTRONG projects

Community votes needed to secure grants for programs proven to support those facing cancer

3/9/2012
Click to vote.


By Dan Weaver | University Communications

AURORA, Colo. - The University of Colorado Hospital is asking for the public to partner with them as they work to bring new programs to the community.

UCH has applied for funding from LIVESTRONG® to implement three programs proven to support those facing cancer. The applications have been selected to advance to the final stage -- a vote by the broader community. The organizations receiving the most votes within their regions will be awarded funds, materials and training to implement the programs. If UCH is selected, the programs will be offered free of charge to enhance the quality of life for cancer patients.

Please vote for the UCH programs and share the link with your audiences.

>> CLICK HERE TO VOTE

Each program requires an individual to vote.

Please click on each program title to cast your votes for UCH.

  • Pillars4Life: Pillars4Life is a patient/caregiver support program that has been proven to enhance quality of life for cancer patients and allows hospitals and their social workers to more efficiently triage and attend to the psychosocial needs of a much greater number of patients. The program brings patients and caregivers together in Virtual Training Groups (via phone or video conference) where they are guided through a nine-week coping skills training course by a specially trained counselor -- all from the comfort of their own home.
  • The Creative Center -- Hospital Artist-in-Residence Program: The Artist-in-Residence program helps cancer survivors deal with the stresses of treatment through artistic expression. The program will work bedside and in small group settings with men, women and children -- in oncology units, bone marrow transplant units, intensive care/respiratory units, hospice and palliative care programs.
  • Advanced Certification for Palliative Care: The Joint Commission's Advanced Certification for Palliative Care is designed to set standards and acknowledge hospitals providing state-of-the-art palliative care services that relieve symptoms and stress of serious illness and improve quality of life for patients. The Center to Advance Palliative Care will provide tools and training to 20 hospitals and cancer centers across the country to assist in their efforts to qualify for the Certification.

The deadline to vote is 4 p.m. March 23.

University of Colorado Hospital (UCH) is the Rocky Mountain region's leading academic medical center. It is ranked among the top 10 academic medical centers in the United States by the University HealthSystem Consortium  and is ranked as the best hospital in the Denver metro area and one of the best in the country by U.S.News & World Report. UCH is best known as an innovator in patient care and often as one of the first hospitals to bring new medicine to patients’ bedsides. The hospital’s physicians are affiliated with the University of Colorado School of Medicine, part of the University of Colorado system. Based on the expansive Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora, Colo., the hospital is a central part of one of the country’s only true “Health Care Cities” where patient care, research and education converge to establish the future of health care delivery.

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Contact: dan.weaver@ucdenver.edu

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