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Community-Wide End-of-life/Palliative Care Initiative Collaborators
(As of 04/2009)

The success of the Community-Wide End-of-life/Palliative Care Initiative is due to the collaborative efforts of the lead organizations with dedicated professionals regionally and across the state along with partnerships with regional, state and national organizations.  Together, we are making a difference.

Lead Organizations

Excellus BlueCross BlueShield
Rochester Health Commission, closed 12/05
Lifetime Care

National Organizations

Partnerships in Law and Aging Program, a project of the Borchard Foundation Center on Law and Aging and the American Bar Association Commission on Law and Aging
Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (POLST) Paradigm
National Quality Forum
National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization

State Government

New York State Department of Health
New York State Bar Association
New York State Bureau of Emergency Medical Services
New York State EMS Council (SEMSCO)
New York State Emergency Medical Advisory Committee (SEMAC)
New York State Office for the Aging

Statewide Organizations

Medical Society State of New York (MSSNY)
Hospice and Palliative Care Association of New York State (HPCANYS)
New York State Area Health Education Center (NYSAHEC)
State Society on Aging of New York
New York State Health Facilities Association Inc. (NYSHFA)
New York Association of Homes and Services for the Aging (NYASHA)
New York State Office for the Aging (NYSOFA)
Compassion and Choices of New York
Healthcare Association of New York State (HANYS)

Regional Organizations

Monroe-Livingston County Regional EMS Council (REMSCO)
Monroe-Livingston County Regional Emergency Medical Advisory Committee (REMAC)
Monroe County Office for Emergency Medical Services
Onondaga County Emergency Medical Services Bureau
Monroe County Office for the Aging
Onondaga County Department of Aging and Youth
Erie County Department of Senior Services
Niagara County Office for the Aging
Gerontological Nurse Practitioners of Greater Rochester New York
Finger Lakes District of New York Physical Therapy Association
Onondaga Chapter, New York Academy of Family Physicians
Society of Pediatric Nurses, Syracuse, NY
EXPLORE, Plattsburgh, NY
Chi Eta Phi Sorority for Registered Nurses, Beta Chi Chi Chapter
CNY Area Health Education Center System (AHEC)
Catskill Hudson Area Health Education Center (AHEC)
Northern Area Health Education Center (AHEC), Canton, NY
Community Health Foundation of Western and Central New York
Greater New York Hospital Association (GNYHA)
Central Counties Professional Nurses Association

Local Organizations  

Town of Brighton 
The Gables at Brighton

Insurance Companies

Univera Healthcare
MedAmerica Insurance Company
Preferred Care

Business Organizations

Rochester Business Alliance
Rural Metro Medical Services

Physician Organizations

Monroe County Medical Society
Rochester Individual Practice Association (RIPA)
Greater Rochester Independent Practice Association (GRIPA)
The Finger Lakes Medical Directors Association
Onondaga County Medical Society
Medical Society of the County of Erie
Medical Society of the County of Niagara
Genesee County Medical Society
Medical Society of the County of Orleans
Medical Society of the County of Chautauqua
The Medical Society of the County of Oneida, Madison, Herkimer, Chenango, Oswego and Cayuga
Broome, Delaware, Otsego, Tompkins County Medical Societies
The Medical Society of the County of Clinton
The Medical Society of the County of Franklin Inc.

Attorney Organizations

Legal Assistance of Western New York, Inc.
Monroe County Legal Assistance Center
Monroe County Bar Association
Monroe County Bar Center for Education
Onondaga County Bar Association
Erie County Bar Association

Religious Organizations

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Rochester, NY
The Episcopal Diocese of Rochester, NY
The Jewish Community Federation of Greater Rochester, NY
Islamic Center of Rochester, NY

Community/Patient Advocacy
Brighton Volunteer Ambulance
Finger Lakes Health Systems Agency
Catholic Family Center
Family Service Rochester
Greater Rochester Area Partnership for the Elderly (GRAPE)
Alzheimer's Association
Ibero-American Action League
Arthritis Foundation, Upstate New York Chapter
Coalition for Health Care Decision Making, Buffalo, NY
Southern Tier End-of-Life Coalition, Binghamton, NY
Chautauqua County Health Network, Advance Care Planning Coalition
Sharing Your Wishes Collaborative, Allegany County
Sharing Your Wishes Collaborative, Cayuga County
Sharing Your Wishes Collaborative, Erie County
Sharing Your Wishes Collaborative, Genesee County
Sharing Your Wishes Collaborative, Niagara County
Sharing Your Wishes Collaborative, Onondaga County
Sharing Your Wishes Collaborative, Tompkins County
Westchester End-of-Life Coalition

Quality Improvement Organizations

Niagara Health Quality Coalition, Buffalo, NY

Academic Departments and Health Care Professional Educational Institutions

University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY
University of Rochester Medical Center, Division of Geriatrics, Rochester, NY
Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, NY
Rochester Academy of Medicine, Rochester, NY
Finger Lakes Geriatric Education Center, Rochester, NY & Ithaca, NY
SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY
SUNY Upstate Medical University, Division of Geriatrics, Syracuse, NY
University at Buffalo, SUNY School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Buffalo, NY
University of Rochester Elaine C. Hubbard Center for Nursing Research on Aging, Rochester, NY
Monroe Community College, Rochester, NY
Hartwick College, Oneonta, NY
SUNY Delhi, Delhi, NY

Hospital Systems

University of Rochester Medical Center, Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester, NY 
University of Rochester Medical Center, Highland Hospital, Rochester, NY
ViaHealth, Rochester, NY
Unity Health System, Rochester, NY
Clifton Springs Hospital & Clinic, Clifton Springs, NY
Hospital Executive Council, Syracuse, NY
Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY
St. Joseph’s Health System, Syracuse, NY
Crouse Hospital, Syracuse, NY
Community General Hospital, Syracuse, NY
Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, NY
Catholic Health System, Buffalo, NY
Kaleida Health System, Buffalo, NY
Erie County Medical Center, Buffalo, NY
Chautauqua County Health Network, Jamestown, NY
Bassett Healthcare, Cooperstown, NY
A.O. Fox Hospital Services, Oneonta, NY
United Health Services, Binghamton, NY
Lourdes Hospital, Binghamton, NY
CVPH Medical Center, Plattsburgh, NY
MediSys Health Care System, Queens, NY
North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System, Long Island, NY

Long Term Care Systems

St. Ann’s Community, Rochester, NY
Monroe Community Hospital, NY
Jewish Home of Rochester, Rochester, NY
Episcopal SeniorLife Communities, Rochester, NY
St. John’s Home, Rochester, NY
The Friendly Home, Rochester, NY
Senior Health Alliance, Rochester, NY
ROHM Services Corporation, Rochester, NY
Fairport Baptist Nursing Home, Rochester, NY
Hill Haven Nursing Home, Rochester, NY
Independent Living for Seniors, a PACE Program, Rochester, NY
Long Term Care Executive Council, Syracuse, NY
Loretto, Syracuse, NY
Loretto PACE CNY Program, Syracuse, NY
Valley Health Services, Herkimer, NY
Jewish Home Lifecare, New York, NY

Health Centers

Lifetime Health Medical Group, Rochester, NY & Buffalo, NY
St. Joseph’s Neighborhood Health Center, Rochester, NY
The Springs of Clifton, Clifton Springs, NY

Hospice and Home Care Programs

Hospice and Palliative Care Association New York State
Lifetime Care, Rochester, NY
Visiting Nurse Service, Rochester, NY
Hospice of Central New York, Liverpool, NY
Hospice & Palliative Care, Inc., New Hartford, NY
The Center for Hospice and Palliative Care, Cheektowaga, NY
Hospice Buffalo, Cheektowaga, NY
Hospice Chautauqua, Jamestown, NY
Hospice of Orleans, Inc., Albion, NY
HomeCare & Hospice, Olean, NY
Lourdes Hospice, Binghamton, NY
Southern Tier Hospice and Palliative Care, Corning, NY
Abraham House, Utica, NY
Hospice of the North Country, Plattsburgh, NY
Lewis County Hospice, Lowville, NY
High Peaks Hospice, Mineville, NY
Hospice and Palliative Care of St. Lawrence Valley, Potsdam, NY
Hospice of Jefferson County, Watertown, NY
Mountain Valley Hospice, Gloversville, NY
Catskill Area Hospice & Palliative Care, Oneonta, NY
At Home Care, Inc., Oneonta, NY
Caring Community Hospice of Cortland, Cortland, NY 
Hospice of the Finger Lakes, Auburn, New York

Palliative Care Programs

North Shore-LIJ Health System's Healthy Aging Guide, Great Neck, NY
The University of Rochester Center for Ethics, Humanities, and Palliative Care, Rochester, NY
Upstate Medical University Palliative Care Service, Syracuse, NY
St. Joseph’s Hospital Palliative Care Program, Syracuse, NY
Palliative Care Consultation Service of Faxton-St. Luke's and St. Elizabeth's, Utica, NY
Valley Health Services’ Palliative Care Center, Herkimer, NY

Pain Management Centers

The Pain Division of the Department of Anesthesiology at the University of Rochester Medical Center
Greater Rochester Area Pain Treatment Centers
Gosy and Associates Pain Treatment Center
Greater Buffalo Area Pain Treatment Centers

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