$35,000 Grant to Develop Statewide Advance Care Planning Program

The Maine Hospice Council and Center for End of Life Care (Council) received a grant from the Davis Family Foundation to begin developing a coordinated system of advance care planning. The project entitled, “Cultivating Meaningful Conversations to Guide End of Life Care: Developing an Effective System for Advance Care Planning and Documentation of Medical Orders to Honor Patients’ Wishes,” has been several years in the making, said Kandyce Powell, Executive Director of the Council. “A lot of people, including Eileen McDonald, Elizabeth Hart MD, Tammy Rolfe and David Giansiracusa MD, deserve credit for keeping this issue on the front burner.”