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Talking It Over
Finding Your Way|Decisions series|ECHO Community Recommendations for Hospitals
ECHO Nursing Facility Recommendations
In January 1997, the ECHO Community Recommendations were published targeted to acute care hospitals in the four-county greater Sacramento region. Since then, 6,500 copies of these recommendations have been mailed on request to healthcare facilities throughout the country. Almost every hospital in the Sacramento region adopted the recommendations and instituted changes in their policies, practices and programs.
End-of-life recommendations for nursing homes
Following the publication of the ECHO Community Recommendations, SHD convened a statewide ECHO Long-Term Care task force to address this same issue in skilled nursing facilities. In January 2000, the ECHO Nursing Facility Recommendations were published and mailed by the California Department of Health Services, Licensing and Certification, to all 1,400 skilled nursing facilities in the state. This task force became the core group that formed the California Coalition for Compassionate Care. The Coalition now sponsors annual training programs for staff of skilled nursing facilities in the state. For more information, contact the Coalition's Executive Director Judy Citko at 916-552-7573 or by email.
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