Boise doctor wins $50,000 award for end-of-life care

newsroom@idahostatesman.comOctober 22, 2013 

A foundation affiliated with Regence BlueShield of Idaho is giving a $50,000 award to a Boise doctor for end-of-life care.

Kevin Clifford, palliative care medical director at Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center, focuses on improving end-of-life and palliative care in the ICU.

His work won the Cambia Health Foundation's Sojourns Award, recognizing leadership and innovation in his field. Clifford plans to donate the money from the award to Saint Alphonsus, according to a news release from Cambia Health Foundation.

Among Clifford's achievements was launching an annual conference to improve access to palliative care around the Treasure Valley.

Clifford and other award winners will receive their awards Thursday in Portland, where the Cambia Health Solutions company is based.

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