For Immediate Release
July 28, 2020

NHPCO honors its members who are top Circle of Life Award Honorees

(Alexandria, Va) – The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization and National Hospice Foundation salute the 2020 honorees of the Circle of Life Award. Now in its 21st year, the award celebrates programs across the nation that have made great strides in palliative and end-of-life care. Two programs that are expanding the reach of palliative and hospice care have been honored:

      • Caring Circle, Spectrum Health Lakeland, Saint Joseph, Mich.
      • Choices and Champions, Novant Health, Winston-Salem, N.C.

Additionally, Citations of Honor were awarded to these organizations:

      • Four Seasons, The Care You Trust, Flat Rock, N.C.
      • Weinstein Hospice & Palliative Center, Morristown Medical Center, Morristown, N.J.

“As health care continues to change, it’s important for hospice and palliative care providers to adapt and grow to best serve patients and families. The Circle of Life Awards are great way to recognize the programs that can be role models for other providers,” said Lori Bishop, NHPCO’s Vice President of Palliative and Advanced Care. “All of us at NHPCO and the National Hospice Foundation are especially proud that both Circle of Life Award honorees are NHPCO members.”

The 2020 Circle of Life Awards are supported, in part, by a grant from the Cambia Health Foundation, based in Portland, Ore. Major sponsors of the 2020 awards are the American Hospital Association, the Catholic Health Association, and the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization and National Hospice Foundation. The awards are cosponsored by the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine; the Center to Advance Palliative Care; the Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association, the Hospice and Palliative Credentialing Center, and the Hospice and Palliative Nurses Foundation; and the National Association of Social Workers.

For more information on the Circle of Life Award, visit