Member News

VA NY Harbor Healthcare System Opens New Palliative Care Unit The VA New York Harbor Healthcare System (VA NYHHS) announces the opening of a new Palliative Care Unit located at their St. Albans Community Living Center campus in Jamaica Queens. The unit has been named “Papillon De Vie” which means “Butterfly of Life.” Read more about this beautiful new unit, the staff and the services offered for both patient and family.

Dog Therapy Program now in the Palliative Care Unit at Montefiore Medical Center Montefiore Medical Center, a HPCANYS palliative care provider member, has recently set up a committee of physicians, nurses and administrators to create a customized Pet Enrichment Therapy (PET) Program for patients in the palliative care unit. Linda Koebner, writes about how the program came about in this article published in the Health Advocacy Bulletin at Sarah Lawrence College where she is a student in the Health Advocacy program