The Circle of Life Award® recognizes programs across the nation that demonstrate excellence and innovation in palliative and end-of-life care. In 2007, Haven was one of eight programs nationwide to earn the prestigious Circle of Life Award® Citation of Honor. In 2008, Haven was one of three organizations – and the only hospice – to receive the Circle of Life Award®, the nation’s highest honor in end-of-life and palliative care. The award recognizes Haven for excellence and innovation as well as expanding access to end-of-life and palliative care, especially for underserved populations. The awards are supported in part by the California Healthcare Foundation, based in Oakland, California. Major sponsors include the American Hospital Association, the American Association for Retired Persons, the American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging, the Catholic Health Association, the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization and the National Hospice Foundation. The Center for Practical Bioethics is a Circle of Life® co-sponsor.