New, Free Online Newsletter Launching in May for Physicians, Nurses and Other Healthcare Professionals

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VIA will provide the latest journal findings and links to research on hospice, palliative care and related topics

VIA will provider readers with a relevant, scientifically reputable, online reading experience in an easy-to-use, dynamic format. With a bi-monthly publication schedule, we hope to become the practitioners' source of information on the latest findings and research into hospice, palliative care and related subjects.

VistaCare, one of the nation's leading hospice providers, today announced plans to launch a free online newsletter targeted to physicians, nurses, case managers and other healthcare professionals. The first issue of VIA will be available in early May. Designed to be a one-stop health care information resource on hospice, palliative care and related topics, VIA will provide short summaries of the latest journal findings along with hotlinks to the entire article or study. Healthcare professionals can subscribe by logging onto http://www.VistaCare.com/via.

"Our goal is to bring physicians, nurses and other healthcare professionals relevant news and journal findings in an innovative way," said Dr. Todd Coté, VistaCare's Chief Medical Officer. "VIA will provider readers with a relevant, scientifically reputable, online reading experience in an easy-to-use, dynamic format. With a bi-monthly publication schedule, we hope to become the practitioners' source of information on the latest findings and research into hospice, palliative care and related subjects."

VIA also will include interactive features that readers should find useful including question/comment links, print capability from the email version and a newsletter archive. "Physicians and other healthcare professionals are increasingly turning to the Internet for information and as a way to more efficiently manage their relationships with organizations," Dr. Coté said. "The time is right for VistaCare to offer this web-based connectivity to our referring clinical partners and the health care community at large."

About VistaCare
VistaCare is a leading provider of hospice services in the United States, with programs in 14 states. Through interdisciplinary teams of physicians, nurses, home healthcare aides, social workers, spiritual and other counselors and volunteers, VistaCare provides care primarily designed to reduce pain and enhance the quality of life of patients facing life-limiting illness. This care is most commonly provided in the patient's home or other residence of choice, including hospitals, assisted living communities and nursing homes. For more information, call 1-866-VISTACARE (847-8222) or visit http://www.VistaCare.com.

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