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.

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


Capital Caring’s mission is to provide the highest quality advanced illness care with dignity, respect and compassion. Since our founding in 1977, we have grown into one of the largest and most experienced nonprofit providers of hospice care, palliative care and bereavement counseling services in the nation. In 2017 alone, we served nearly 7,000 hospice patients and provided more than $3 million in charity care to those who had nowhere else to turn.
Capital Caring serves families and patients throughout Northern Virginia, as well as Prince George’s County, Maryland, and DC. To learn more about Capital Caring, visit www.capitalcaring.org or call 800‐869‐2136.

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