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Major Grants Awarded to San Diego Hospice and The Institute for Palliative Medicine

Funding supports advance education for Physicians in hospice care and palliative medicine


SAN DIEGO, CA - San Diego Hospice and The Institute for Palliative Medicine, an international leader in training the next generation of hospice and palliative care physicians, recently received two major grants.
The Dr. Seuss Foundation at The San Diego Foundation allocated $300,000 to support the Palliative Medicine Physician Fellowship Program. San Diego Hospice hosts the nation’s largest ACGME accredited physician specialty training program, designed for physicians who wish to become sub-specialists in hospice care and palliative medicine. The Palliative Medicine Fellowship Program is recognized as one
 of the most rigorous, cutting-edge courses of study and is designed for physicians to learn new
 specialist skills, typically with a goal of pursuing a long-term career as a clinician or academician in
 palliative medicine.
Open Society Foundations awarded $997,781 to the International Palliative Care Leadership Development Institute at San Diego Hospice and The Institute for Palliative Medicine, supporting Funds will support 20 emerging palliative care physician leaders from around the world with leadership training, skill building and mentoring to advance palliative care in their countries.
“Each of these grants represents a great honor,” said Kathleen Pacurar, President and CEO of San Diego Hospice and The Institute for Palliative Medicine. “The funds are going to have a significant positive impact on the lives of literally thousands of patients and families who will count on the doctors we train for care.”
About San Diego Hospice and The Institute for Palliative Medicine

San Diego Hospice and The Institute for Palliative Medicine is one of the largest nonprofit hospices in the country. The organization brings compassionate, expert medical care to more than 1,000 seriously ill adults and children each day throughout the county and grief support to more than 12,000 individuals each year. More information is available online or call toll-free: 1-866-688-1600. Join our online communities: Facebook, TwitterPinterestYouTube, and Google+.
About The San Diego Foundation
Founded in 1975, The San Diego Foundation’s purpose is to promote and increase effective and responsible charitable giving. The Foundation manages more than $570 million in assets, almost half of which reside in permanent endowment funds that extend the impact of today’s gifts to future generations. Since its inception, The Foundation has granted more than $760 million to the San Diego region’s nonprofit community. For additional information, please visit The San Diego Foundation at
About The Open Society Foundations
The Open Society Foundations work to build vibrant and tolerant democracies whose governments are accountable to their citizens. To achieve its mission, the Foundations seek to shape public policies that assure greater fairness in political, legal, and economic systems and safeguard fundamental rights. On a local level, the Open Society Foundations implement a range of initiatives to advance justice, education, public health, and independent media. At the same time, they build alliances across borders and continents on issues such as corruption and freedom of information. The Foundations place a high priority on protecting and improving the lives of people in marginalized communities.             



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