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Allina Health partners with Honoring Choices for local advance care planning program

FARIBAULT, Minn. 02/10/2017

Allina Health has partnered with Honoring Choices Minnesota to implement a local program which focuses on end of life choices and promotes awareness and participation in advance care planning (ACP). ACP helps people think about, talk about and document choices for future health care decisions and living life to its fullest. The written plan, or health care directive, makes wishes known to health care providers and family members if a time comes when injury or illness prevents someone from being able to speak for themselves.

Most people have not engaged in family conversations nor have they documented their life choices. The Honoring Choices program helps people understand end of life choices and the implications upon themselves, their families and others close to them. Jointly funded by the Faribault Area Hospice Foundation and the Owatonna Hospital Foundation for three years, the program will be led by an advance care planning coordinator.

The program is seeking applicants for the coordinator position and volunteers to help facilitate classes and events. If you are interested in being involved in this program or have questions, please contact Natalie Ginter, Director of Community Engagement, Allina Health, South Region at 507-977-2562 or via email at HonoringChoices@allina.com. Additional information about the advance care planning coordinator position may be found at jobs/allinahealth.org.

About Allina Health

Allina Health is dedicated to the prevention and treatment of illness and enhancing the greater health of individuals, families and communities throughout Minnesota and western Wisconsin. A not-for-profit health care system, Allina Health cares for patients from beginning to end-of-life through its 90+ clinics, 12 hospitals, 15 retail pharmacies, specialty care centers and specialty medical services, home care, home oxygen and medical equipment and emergency medical transportation services

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