The Washington State Hospice & Palliative Organization (WSHPCO) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization committed to taking a leadership role in improving end-of-life care through education and advocacy efforts.

While we are not an actual hospice or palliative care program, we are dedicated to promoting and maintaining quality, compassionate care for those facing life-threatening illnesses. We do this by providing information and referral services to the public and by providing professional services for Washington State’s hospice and palliative care programs.

WSHPCO is not a direct provider of hospice services. If you need immediate hospice or palliative care assistance, please call a hospice/palliative care provider in your area: FIND A PROVIDER

What’s New

2018 FALL CONFERENCE RFP ANNOUNCEMENT…WSHPCO is now accepting presentation proposals for the 10/29-30/18 conference at Campbell’s Resort in Chelan.  Complete the proposal HERE (Word “fill-in” format) or HERE (PDF “fill in” format). 


IT’S TIME TO RENEW! Pay your WSHPCO Membership Dues online HERE or download the PDF packet and pay by check HERE.

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN FOR 2018 SPRING INTENSIVE: REGULATORY UPDATE! Register online HERE for the March 19-20 program at the Heathman Lodge in Vancouver, featuring Weatherbee Resources staff and NHPCO’s Judi Lund Person for an encore presentation! A pdf of the program can be downloaded HERE.

Interested in sponsoring or exhibiting at the 2018 Spring Intensive?  View the Sponsors & Exhibitors page and register HERE.

Save the Date

March 2, 2018: WSHPCO Board of Directors meeting via GoToMeeting, 9a-11a.

March 19-20, 2018: Spring Intensive: Regulatory Update, in conjunction with OHPCA at the Heathman Lodge in Vancouver, WA.  See program and registration information above in “What’s New”.

May 4, 2018: WSHPCO Board of Directors meeting & planning session in person at Multicare, 9a-3p.

October 28, 2018: WSHPCO Board of Directors meeting in conjunction with fall conference at Chelan.

October 29-30, 2018: “Expanding Dimensions in Hospice & Palliative Care”, WSHPCO’s annual fall conference at Campbell’s Resort, Lake Chelan.

December 7, 2018: WSHPCO Board of Directors meeting via GoToMeeting, 9a-11a.

What’s New

Just released from the Dementia Action Collaborative, Washington State: “Dementia Road Map: A Guide for Family and Care Partners”.  Download booklet HERE.

Congratulations to Gregg VandeKieft, MD, MA, Regional Medical Director for Palliative Care Providence Health and Services, Southwest Washington, for being selected as this year’s Dr. Stuart Farber Excellence in Hospice & Palliative Care Award recipient!  WSHPCO Board President Gary Castillo presented Dr. VandeKieft with this prestigious award on October 9, 2017 at the annual WSHPCO fall conference “Expanding Dimensions in Hospice & Palliative Care” at Campbell’s Resort on Lake Chelan.  Download photo HERE.

You can help WSHPCO earn donations just by shopping with your Fred Meyer Rewards Card! Sign up for the Community Rewards program by linking your Fred Meyer Rewards card to WSHPCO:  Log in to your account and enter WSHPCO’s NPO #82995.  That’s it!