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Cornerstone Hospice's Case Management Model Receives Award of Excellence

Cornerstone Hospice and Palliative Care COO Rhonda White accepts the Award of Excellence from Florida Hospice and Palliative Care Association CEO Paul Ledford.

Cornerstone Hospice and Palliative Care has received an Excellence in Program Innovation Award from the Florida Hospice and Palliative Care Association (FHPCA) for its "7-day RN Case Management Revolution".

The new staffing model which focused on proving patients in-home access to two primary-assigned registered nurses, seven days a week with extended early evening hours. The plan revolutionized Cornerstone Hospice's RN support model, resulting in better consistency, enhanced quality of care and higher patient/family and Care Partner satisfaction.

Cornerstone Hospice is one of seven hospice agencies across Florida to receive Awards of Excellence at the recent FHPCA 2017 Forum.

The Excellence in Program Innovation Award recognizes services and programs provided by a hospice organization that demonstrate the power of creativity and ingenuity to impact the practice and the community.

"We are honored to be able to present these hospice providers and professionals with the Awards of Excellence for their dedication to hospice and palliative care in Florida," said Paul Ledford, President and CEO, FHPCA. "Working in hospice is both challenging and rewarding, and these award recipients go above and beyond to make a difference in the lives of patients and families in this state."

About Cornerstone Hospice

Cornerstone Hospice and Palliative Care, Inc., a not-for-profit, community organization since 1984, provides comfort and care to Central Florida families experiencing life-limiting illnesses. Over 7,000 people in Lake, Sumter, Orange, Osceola, Polk, Hardee and Highlands counties benefit from Cornerstone programs each year. Enhanced patient and family care is made possible through the generous support of individuals and groups. For more information, to donate, or to volunteer, call 866-742-6655 or visit

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