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End-of-life care doctor honored for work with patients

Dr. Patricia A. Bomba, Univera Healthcare vice president and medical director for geriatrics, recently received the 2014 Carol Selinske Founder’s Award by the Hospice & Palliative Care Association of New York State for her work the terminally ill and their families.

Bomba, featured in April in a Refresh “In the Field” story, is a nationally recognized expert on advance care planning and end-of-life issues. The award recognizes her work in the creation of the state’s Medical Orders For Life-Sustaining Treatment (MOLST) form, and the first eMOLST that is housed in a patient’s electronic medical records.

MOLST is a document that patients with advanced chronic illness and frailty complete with their doctor. Bomba’s efforts helped MOLST become a legally recognized medical order form in New York, joining the health care proxy and New York State Living Will as legally binding tools for end-of-life care planning. Information on advance care planning is available free at


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