Raising awareness about pediatric hospice care

For Immediate Release

Raising awareness about pediatric hospice and palliative care is focus of Capital Caring’s Passion for Caring Gala
Dr. David Steinhorn and the PANDA Palliative Care Team at Children’s National Health System; and Dr. Loring Flint, Inova Chief Physician Executive, to be honored at gala

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Capital Caring is raising awareness about hospice and palliative care and the specialized services needed for pediatric patients at its annual Passion for Caring Gala, Saturday, Nov. 17 at the Marriott Marquis Washington DC.

As one of the largest pediatric hospice providers in the country, Capital Caring provides compassionate, person-centered, specialized care to pediatric patients and support to their families throughout the mid-Atlantic region.

Capital Caring will also recognize Dr. David Steinhorn and the PANDA Palliative Care Team at Children’s National Health System with the 2018 Passion for Caring Award. The annual Passion for Caring Award recognizes outstanding commitment to improve advanced illness care and extraordinary support for patients and families. The PANDA Palliative Care team has been an ongoing partner of Capital Caring to help connect families to additional hospice support whenever needed.

Additionally, Capital Caring will present its 2018 Chair’s Award to Dr. Loring Flint, Chief Physician Executive and High Reliability Officer at Inova. In addition to Dr. Flint’s expansive medical career, he has been a dedicated volunteer for Capital Caring providing his leadership and expertise as a long-time member of the Board of Trustees.

The Passion for Caring Gala will also highlight the impact that generous community support has made on patients and families through the wide range of programs Capital Caring offers.

The gala will kick off with a silent auction, followed by networking, dinner, and a live auction.  Proceeds from the 2018 Passion for Caring Gala benefit Capital Caring’s Pediatric Hospice and Palliative Care Program. For more information about Capital Caring’s Passion for Caring Gala, visit

https://www.capitalcaring.org/event/2018-passion-for-caring-gala/.

Event Details

What:              Capital Caring’s Passion for Caring Gala

 

Where:            Marriott Marquis Washington, DC, 901 Massachusetts Ave, NW , Washington, DC 20001

 

When:             Saturday, November 17, 2018 – 5:30 -10:30 p.m.

For more information about Capital Caring’s service area and programs, visit www.capitalcaring.org.

Capital Caring thanks the 2018 Passion for Caring sponsors for their generous support: Wise Hospice Options, The Adler Foundation, Direct Cremation Services of Northern Virginia and Hamilton Insurance Agency.

Media passes are available. To register or to learn more about the Gala and opportunities to interview a Capital Caring expert about pediatric hospice and palliative care or a family member in our care, contact Amy Shields 703-531-6095; ashields@capitalcaring.org

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ABOUT CAPITAL CARING
For 41 years, Capital Caring’s mission has been to simply improve care for those facing life-limiting illness through direct support of patients and their families, public education, and advocacy. Since its founding by committed volunteers in Northern Virginia, Capital Caring has provided hospice, palliative care, and counseling to more than 120,000 patients and their families. Nearly 750 employees and 1,000 volunteers provide these services to nearly 1,400 moms, dads, and kids every day in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, DC. As one of the nation’s oldest and largest non-profit providers of hospice and palliative care, Capital Caring supports all those who need care, regardless of their ability to pay, and is proud to provide nearly $3.3 million in charitable care to families in need annually.

 

 

 

 

 

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