The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization
The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) is the largest nonprofit membership organization representing hospice health care programs and professionals in the United States. Based in Alexandria, Virginia, the NHPCO advocates on behalf of the terminally ill and their families. It also develops public and professional educational programs and materials to enhance the understanding and availability of hospice and palliative care.
Caring Connections is an engagement initiative of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization that aims to improve care at the end of life by helping individuals formulate advance care directives, often referred to as “living wills.” The Caring Connections website explains and makes freely available all of the state-specific forms needed to establish an advance care directive.
Hospitals in the Film
Intermountain Medical Center
Intermountain Health care is a nonprofit health care system based in Salt Lake City, Utah, with 23 hospitals, over 800 physicians in the Intermountain Medical Group, a broad range of clinics and services, and health insurance plans from SelectHealth.
UCLA Health System
UCLA Health System is comprised of Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica- UCLA Medical Center and Orthopaedic Hospital, Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital at UCLA, Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA, and the UCLA Medical Group with its wide-reaching system of primary-care and specialty-care offices throughout the region.