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Care Dimensions Recognized for Gold Standard Evidence-based Hospice Care

November 15, 2022

Danvers, MA – Care Dimensions has earned Hospice Heart Failure certification from the American Heart Association®, the world’s leading nonprofit organization focused on heart and brain health for all. The certification provides an evidence-based framework for evaluating palliative and hospice care agencies against the American Heart Association’s rigorous science-based standards for heart failure patients.

“This certification helps assure patients and families can have confidence that their end-of-life heart failure care is coordinated and follows the latest evidence-based guidelines,” said Rabia Malik, M.D., American Heart Association volunteer expert and associate medical director at Anthem. “We’re pleased to have Care Dimensions join the national network of American Heart Association Palliative/Hospice Heart Failure certified agencies.”

Care Dimensions’ Heart Failure Program is tailored to support the unique needs of patients with advanced heart disease and their caregivers by merging pain and symptom management with education and 24/7 support. Offered since 2012, the program is aligned and matches best practices and standards of care in the industry. Currently, 27% of palliative care patient admissions and 28% of hospice patient admissions are patients with a diagnosis of primary or secondary heart failure.

“Care Dimensions is proud to receive this certification from the American Heart Association,” said President and CEO Stephanie Patel, MD. “The tools and resources provided by the American Heart Association help us provide education and opportunities for our agencies to work toward quality efforts for our patients with heart failure. This accomplishment reflects our commitment to provide quality care.”

The certification signifies confidence that:

  • an agency’s heart failure program uses a standardized method of delivering services based on current standards aligned with the American Heart Association science,
  • an agency adheres to evidence-based requirements to improve care and quality of life for heart failure patients, and
  • the agency is recognized by the American Heart Association, based on professional evaluation criteria designed by heart failure and home care experts.


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Since 1978, Care Dimensions, formerly Hospice of the North Shore,  has provided comprehensive and compassionate care for individuals and families dealing with life-threatening illnesses. As the non-profit leader in advanced illness care, we offer services in over 100 communities in Massachusetts.

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