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

Save the Date

August 23, 2019: Hospice of the Northwest’s Annual Educational Summit: Trauma Informed Care at the End of Life conference in Anacortes. View registration information HERE.

September 13-14, 2019: Washington End of Life Coalition’s “At the End of Life: Agency, Role and Responsibilities of the Physician/Advanced Practitioner” at University of Washington in Seattle. View program information HERE.

October 27, 2019: WSHPCO  Board of Directors meeting at Campbell’s Resort in Chelan (and via GoToMeeting), 3-5p.

October 28-29, 2019: WSHPCO fall conference “Expanding Dimensions in Hospice & Palliative Care” at Campbell’s Resort, Chelan.

December 6, 2019: WSHPCO Board of Directors meeting via GoToMeeting, 9-11a.

What’s New

Preliminary Registration for the fall conference in Chelan Now Open! View program details, including schedule and registration HERE.

Who makes a positive difference for hospice and palliative care in Washington and beyond? Nominations are now being accepted by WSHPCO for the annual Dr. Stuart Farber Excellence in Hospice & Palliative Care Award. View the nomination form HERE.

Calling All Vendors! 2019 Chelan Vendor registration out now…Learn more HERE.

Washington End of Life Coalition’s “At the End of Life: Agency, Role and Responsibilities of the Physician/Advanced Practitioner” in September. Find information HERE.

Cambia Palliative Care Center of Excellence and University of Washington’s Graduate Certificate in Palliative Care expanding to Portland, partnering with OHSU (Pediatric Track) and Providence Health System. Learn more HERE.

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

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

Meetings & Calls Schedule

Monthly networking calls for Provider members:

  • QAPI/Regulatory: 1st Thursday of the month, 12-1p
  • Inpatient Hospice Directors & Managers: 3rd Tuesday of the month (except April), 9-10a
  • Public Policy: 2nd Wednesday of the month, 4-5p
  • Volunteer Coordinators: 2nd Thursday of the month, 2-3p
  • Education & Conference Planning: 2nd Thursday of the month, 3-4p

Monthly networking calls that are open to both members and other interested groups:

  • Palliative Care Network Planning: 3rd Tuesday in February, April, June, August, October, December, 7:30-8:30a
  • Palliative Care Networking: 3rd Tuesday in January, March, May, July, September, November, 7:30-8:30a
  • Pediatric Palliative Care: 4th Wednesday of the month, 4-5p