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About the Institute

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The MJHS Institute for Innovation in Palliative Care is a New York-based not-for-profit organization affiliated with MJHS, the integrated health system founded by the Four Brooklyn Ladies in 1907.

The Executive Director of the Institute is Russell Portenoy, MD. Voted one of the 30 “visionaries” in palliative care by the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine, he is responsible for overseeing organization, planning, implementation, tracking and dissemination of the Institute‚Äôs work. He is Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, the official journal of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine and the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, and co-edits the Oxford Textbook of Palliative Medicine.

The goal of the MJHS Institute for Innovation in Palliative Care is to promote access to evidence-based, specialist-level palliative care for patients and families coping with serious or advanced illness, whenever and wherever palliative care is needed across the continuum of health care.

The MJHS Institute for Innovation in Palliative Care pursues this goal through an array of on-site and web-based educational programs and through research that focuses on the needs of populations with serious illness.