UnityPoint Health has been recognized by the American Hospital Association with a Circle of Life Award for its palliative and end-of-life care programs. The Des Moines-based integrated health system, made up of 29 hospitals, 280 clinics and home health services in Iowa and Illinois, is one of three organizations that will be presented the award during a ceremony Friday in San Diego. Other Circle of Life Award winners are Denver Hospice and Optio Health Services and Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City. Circle of Life nominations were received and reviewed by a selection committee that included leaders from medicine, nursing, social work and health administration. UnityPoint Health "has incorporated palliative care in its chronic care management program and services, providing outpatient and home visits to make sure that patients receive the right care in the right place," the association said.