|By PR Newswire||
|March 21, 2014 11:00 AM EDT||
ALEXANDRIA, Va., March 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Founding Director of Children's Hospice International (CHI), Ann Armstrong-Dailey, was one of four honorees presented with a "Founders Award" during this year's Annual Living Legacy Awards hosted by the Women's International Center (WIC) at the Crowne Plaza Hanalei in San Diego. The awards honor "ground-breaking individuals from around the world who are making a difference," according to the award website.
Armstrong-Dailey said, "It's a great honor to accept this award on behalf of the 1.2 million children with life-threatening conditions and their families in the U.S. and the many more millions world-wide who will benefit from our Children's Program of All-inclusive Coordinated Care (ChiPACC)."
Armstrong-Dailey was nominated by legendary WIC Founder Dr. Gloria Lane due to her "extraordinary work" as founding director of CHI, a 501(c)(3) organization, to provide an emotional shelter for dying children and their families, where children are "part of life and living, not death and dying." Previously, Armstrong-Dailey won a Legacy Award in 1989, and in 1986, her organization – Childrens' Hospice International – won an "International Organization Award."
"In 1983, only four out of 1,400 hospice programs in the United States accepted children," said Armstrong-Dailey in an earlier interview with The New York Times. "I got involved out of sheer, unadulterated anger. It had never occurred to me that children wouldn't have the option of hospice care."
During her speech, Armstrong-Dailey remembered Gloria Lane, who passed away in 2013, saying: "Though she is no longer with us… she is here with us in spirit." Dailey also thanked the Women's International Center team for their work, as well as her daughter Patricia Dailey, and granddaughters, Jessica and Grace Lowe.
In 1983, Armstrong-Dailey also organized the first CHI World Congress in San Francisco in conjunction with the American Academy of Pediatrics. She sought to educate those who care for children with life-threatening conditions and their families about the latest trends in pediatric curative, palliative and hospice care." Since then, 22 congresses have been held worldwide. The 23rd World Congress will be held in October 2014 in Newark, NJ, and the following Congress will be held in 2015 in Brisbane, Australia.
Later, in 1996, Armstrong-Dailey collaborated with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to find better solutions for families and the Medicaid program. Three years later, Congress approved appropriations for CHI PACC, a program for All-Inclusive Care for Children and their Families, to continue care for children and their families from time of diagnosis, with hope for a cure, through bereavement, if needed.
In previous sessions of Congress, legislation has been introduced by Congressman Jim Moran (D-VA), which would provide States an option to cover a children's program of all-inclusive coordinated care (ChiPACC) under the Medicaid Program. Attorneys at Arnold & Porter are currently working with ChiPACC supporters in Congress on reintroducing this legislation in the 113th session.
"I am grateful for Congressman Moran's unwavering support to guide the ChiPACC legislation through Congress, and I look forward to working with our supporters on the Hill to continue moving forward on behalf of so many deserving children in need," said Armstrong-Dailey.
According to a U.S. Senate Congressional Record in 2005, because of Armstrong-Dailey's work, 450 of 3,000 U.S. hospices had incorporated child-specific hospice, palliative or home care services. Today, nearly all hospices accept children.
Past honorees of the Living Legacy Awards included: Maya Angelou, former President of the Philippines, Corazon Aquino, Aung San Suu Kyi, Lucille Ball, Madame Marie Curie, former U.S. First Lady, Betty Ford, Rita Hayworth, Frida Kahlo, Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy, former Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir, former U.S. First Lady, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Mother Teresa, and other distinguished women. To see additional honorees of this year's Legacy Awards, go to: http://www.wic.org/index.html.
The black-tie event, which took place on February 22, 2014, featured celebrity hosts, actresses Margaret O'Brien, from the film, Little Women, and Rose Marie, who played "Sally Rogers" on the CBS comedy, The Dick Van Dyke Show. The evening's Masters of Ceremonies were film star Randal Malone, president of the Southern California Motion Picture Council, and former Emmy Award-winning anchor and reporter for KGTV-San Diego, Lee Ann Kim, who is now the executive director of Pacific Arts Movement. This year's Awards Co-Chairs were Sally B. Thornton, author, philanthropist and community leader, and Dr. Marianne McDonald, author, distinguished professor, and member of the Royal Irish Academy.
To learn more about Children's Hospice International, go to: http://www.chionline.org/
CONTACT: Kirsten Fedewa, Kirsten Fedewa & Assoc., L.L.C., 202.365.6936 / [email protected]
SOURCE Children's Hospice International
Too often with compelling new technologies market participants become overly enamored with that attractiveness of the technology and neglect underlying business drivers. This tendency, what some call the “newest shiny object syndrome,” is understandable given that virtually all of us are heavily engaged in technology. But it is also mistaken. Without concrete business cases driving its deployment, IoT, like many other technologies before it, will fade into obscurity.
Oct. 14, 2015 12:30 AM EDT Reads: 264
Achim Weiss is Chief Executive Officer and co-founder of ProfitBricks. In 1995, he broke off his studies to co-found the web hosting company "Schlund+Partner." The company "Schlund+Partner" later became the 1&1 web hosting product line. From 1995 to 2008, he was the technical director for several important projects: the largest web hosting platform in the world, the second largest DSL platform, a video on-demand delivery network, the largest eMail backend in Europe, and a universal billing syste...
Oct. 14, 2015 12:00 AM EDT Reads: 371
WebRTC: together these advances have created a perfect storm of technologies that are disrupting and transforming classic communications models and ecosystems. In his session at WebRTC Summit, Cary Bran, VP of Innovation and New Ventures at Plantronics and PLT Labs, will provide an overview of this technological shift, including associated business and consumer communications impacts, and opportunities it may enable, complement or entirely transform.
Oct. 14, 2015 12:00 AM EDT Reads: 827
Containers are changing the security landscape for software development and deployment. As with any security solutions, security approaches that work for developers, operations personnel and security professionals is a requirement. In his session at @DevOpsSummit, Kevin Gilpin, CTO and Co-Founder of Conjur, will discuss various security considerations for container-based infrastructure and related DevOps workflows.
Oct. 14, 2015 12:00 AM EDT Reads: 335
As operational failure becomes more acceptable to discuss within the software industry, the necessity for holding constructive, actionable postmortems increases. But most of what we know about postmortems from "pop culture" isn't actually relevant for the software systems we work on and within. In his session at DevOps Summit, J. Paul Reed will look at postmortem pitfalls, techniques, and tools you'll be able to take back to your own environment so they will be able to lay the foundations for h...
Oct. 13, 2015 11:15 PM EDT Reads: 254
SYS-CON Events announced today that Super Micro Computer, Inc., a global leader in high-performance, high-efficiency server, storage technology and green computing, will exhibit at the 17th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on November 3–5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Supermicro (NASDAQ: SMCI), the leading innovator in high-performance, high-efficiency server technology is a premier provider of advanced server Building Block Solutions® for Data ...
Oct. 13, 2015 11:00 PM EDT Reads: 273
Containers are revolutionizing the way we deploy and maintain our infrastructures, but monitoring and troubleshooting in a containerized environment can still be painful and impractical. Understanding even basic resource usage is difficult - let alone tracking network connections or malicious activity. In his session at DevOps Summit, Gianluca Borello, Sr. Software Engineer at Sysdig, will cover the current state of the art for container monitoring and visibility, including pros / cons and li...
Oct. 13, 2015 11:00 PM EDT Reads: 350
Containers are all the rage among developers and web companies, but they also represent two very substantial benefits to larger organizations. First, they have the potential to dramatically accelerate the application lifecycle from software builds and testing to deployment and upgrades. Second they represent the first truly hybrid-approach to consuming infrastructure, allowing organizations to run the same workloads on any cloud, virtual machine or physical server. Together, they represent a ver...
Oct. 13, 2015 10:45 PM EDT Reads: 282
SYS-CON Events announced today the Containers & Microservices Bootcamp, being held November 3-4, 2015, in conjunction with 17th Cloud Expo, @ThingsExpo, and @DevOpsSummit at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. This is your chance to get started with the latest technology in the industry. Combined with real-world scenarios and use cases, the Containers and Microservices Bootcamp, led by Janakiram MSV, a Microsoft Regional Director, will include presentations as well as hands-on...
Oct. 13, 2015 10:30 PM EDT Reads: 232
As more intelligent IoT applications shift into gear, they’re merging into the ever-increasing traffic flow of the Internet. It won’t be long before we experience bottlenecks, as IoT traffic peaks during rush hours. Organizations that are unprepared will find themselves by the side of the road unable to cross back into the fast lane. As billions of new devices begin to communicate and exchange data – will your infrastructure be scalable enough to handle this new interconnected world?
Oct. 13, 2015 10:15 PM EDT Reads: 184
Who are you? How do you introduce yourself? Do you use a name, or do you greet a friend by the last four digits of his social security number? Assuming you don’t, why are we content to associate our identity with 10 random digits assigned by our phone company? Identity is an issue that affects everyone, but as individuals we don’t spend a lot of time thinking about it. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Ben Klang, Founder & President of Mojo Lingo, will discuss the impact of technology on identity....
Oct. 13, 2015 09:00 PM EDT Reads: 505
This week, the team assembled in NYC for @Cloud Expo 2015 and @ThingsExpo 2015. For the past four years, this has been a must-attend event for MetraTech. We were happy to once again join industry visionaries, colleagues, customers and even competitors to share and explore the ways in which the Internet of Things (IoT) will impact our industry. Over the course of the show, we discussed the types of challenges we will collectively need to solve to capitalize on the opportunity IoT presents.
Oct. 13, 2015 08:30 PM EDT Reads: 168
SYS-CON Events announced today that Spirent Communications, the leader in testing navigation and positioning systems, will exhibit at SYS-CON's @DevOpsSummit Silicon Valley, which will take place on November 3–5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Spirent Communications enables innovations in communications technologies that help connect people. Whether it is service provider, data centers, enterprise IT networks, mobile communications, connected vehicles or the Inte...
Oct. 13, 2015 08:00 PM EDT Reads: 280
WebRTC converts the entire network into a ubiquitous communications cloud thereby connecting anytime, anywhere through any point. In his session at WebRTC Summit,, Mark Castleman, EIR at Bell Labs and Head of Future X Labs, will discuss how the transformational nature of communications is achieved through the democratizing force of WebRTC. WebRTC is doing for voice what HTML did for web content.
Oct. 13, 2015 07:00 PM EDT Reads: 1,505
Today’s connected world is moving from devices towards things, what this means is that by using increasingly low cost sensors embedded in devices we can create many new use cases. These span across use cases in cities, vehicles, home, offices, factories, retail environments, worksites, health, logistics, and health. These use cases rely on ubiquitous connectivity and generate massive amounts of data at scale. These technologies enable new business opportunities, ways to optimize and automate, al...
Oct. 13, 2015 07:00 PM EDT Reads: 287