Hospice and Palliative Care Conference and Excellence Awards


We are excited to announce the Annual Excellence Awards and our 2nd Annual Hospice and Palliative Care Conference.  The conference will provide education as well as networking with colleagues and peers.

‘Living with Grace & Dignity’

2:00 – 3:00 – Community Palliative Care in DE; a Providers View
Presenter: Claire Matis, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC, CHPN
Organization: Delaware Hospice

3:00 – 3:15 – Break

3:15 – 4:15 – Advance Care Planning & The NJ Mayors Campaign
Presenter: Linda Schwimmer, JD
Organization: NJ Health Care Quality Institute

4:15 – 4:30 – Break


4:30 – 5:30 – Evidence Based Approach to Caring for Family Caregivers
Presenter: Barry Jacobs PsyD & Julia Mayor PsyD
Organization: Crozer Chester Family Medicine

3 CEUs will be provided for attendees who elect them during the registration process.

Excellence Awards

The Excellence Awards are designed to recognize outstanding healthcare professionals who have demonstrated excellence in the delivery of palliative care in hospice, long-term care, acute care, and community settings. The Awards feature nominees in each award category with the finalist for each award announced live during the Awards.

The DQOLC encourages organizations and individuals to nominate for an Excellence Award those who they feel have gone above and beyond in end-of-life. The application process has been streamlined and is available in an online format.

These awards recognize individuals for their significant contributions to the betterment of patients and their families at the end-of-life.

  • Physician (MD, DO)
  • Advance Practice Clinician (Nurse Practitioner, PA)
  • Nurse (APN, RN, LPN)
  • Administrator
  • Nurses Assistant (CNA, HHA)
  • Counseling Professional (SW, Chaplain, Counselor)
  • Unsung Hero (Volunteers & Members of the Community)

Click here for important information on the submission process for the Individual Awards.

To enter a nomination, click here

To register to attend, click here