A program that provides hospice care, palliative care and caregiver support for more than 3,500 patients won the Catholic Health Association’s 2010 Achievement Citation.

 Franciscan Hospice and Palliative Care in Tacoma, begun in 1990 by Franciscan Health System, includes in-home hospice services; inpatient hospice care at Hospice House, a 20-bed facility; palliative care consultation and services; and caregiver support. Services include comfort care; aromatherapy, music and art therapy, and hypnotherapy; chaplain services; and respite for caregivers.