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Next Meeting:


Friday, January 8, 2015 – 7:30 AM

Note New Meeting Location:

Carilion Clinic Riverside III, 3rd Floor Conference Room 3D




PCPRV Receives Grant to Implement POST

(Physician Orders for Scope of Treatment)


The Palliative Care Partnership of the Roanoke Valley has received a $22,000 Geriatric Training and Education (GTE) Initiative Grant from the Virginia Center for Aging for a pilot project to implement the Physicians’ Orders for Scope of Treatment (POST) form in the Roanoke Valley.


A POST form is a set of physician-signed orders which communicates

and implements patient preferences for end-of-life treatment.


The form is transferable across treatment settings

of participating health care agencies.


A POST form may be appropriate for people who are either

terminally ill or are seriously ill with chronic, progressive disease.


Agencies participating in this project include:

Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital

Friendship Health & Rehab Center

Richfield Recovery and Care Center

Carilion Clinics Hospice – Roanoke

Good Samaritan Hospice -- Roanoke

Amedisys Hospice

Medi Home Health & Hospice


Ultimately, the PCPRV hopes this project will be a catalyst for adopting the POST form and process on a statewide level similar to other states, including West Virginia and Oregon.



For more information about the PCPRV project contact:

Laura Pole at