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 use our DIRECTORY to find a hospice/palliative care provider near you.

Save the Date

  • September 26-27, 2022: OHPCA’s annual Professional Practices Exchange in Salem; watch for information as it becomes available.
  • October 23, 2022: WSHPCO Board of Directors meeting and dinner in conjunction with the Chelan conference.
  • October 24-25, 2022: WSHPCO fall conference in Chelan, WA. Please make your reservations now by calling Campbell’s Resort, 800-553-8225. Mention Washington State Hospice & Palliative Care Organization with Group Block Number 625150 to take advantage of special room rates.
  • December 2, 2022: WSHPCO Board of Directors meeting
  • October 22-24, 2023: WSHPCO fall conference in Chelan, WA. Watch for details.

What’s New

Call for Nominations – Dr. Stuart Farber Excellence in Hospice & Palliative Care Award. Who makes a positive difference for hospice and palliative care in Washington and beyond? Learn more about this pretigious award and nomination form HERE. Deadline for nominations is August 31, 2022 at 12p.

Dr. Linda Wrede-Seaman, Yakima, announced as 2021 Stu Farber Award recipient! Read the release HERE.

Exhibitor & Sponsor registration for October 24-25 Chelan conference out now! Visit the Exhibitors & Sponsors page HERE. Please make your reservations now by calling Campbell’s Resort, 800-553-8225. Mention Washington State Hospice & Palliative Care Organization with Group Block Number 625150 to take advantage of special room rates. We welcome and thank Bellevue Healthcare as our Gold sponsor.

October 24-25 “Expanding Dimensions in Hospice & Palliative Care” program out soon! Please make your reservations now by calling Campbell’s Resort, 800-553-8225. Mention Washington State Hospice & Palliative Care Organization with Group Block Number 625150 to take advantage of special room rates. We welcome and thank Bellevue Healthcare as our Gold sponsor; watch for the conference brochure as it becomes available.

Meet the Associate Members of WSHPCO. A page for and about our Associate members. A place to learn about others that have an interest in or provide services to hospice and palliative care providers. A place to become an Associate Member of WSHPCO. Take a look HERE.

Learn about the Palliative Care Roadmap, created to help patients and the people they love sort through the experience of serious illness and conditions. Download Roadmap HERE; print instructions HERE.

WSHPCO Networking Groups Schedule

Monthly networking calls for Provider members:

  • QAPI/Regulatory: 1st Thursday of the month, 12-1p
  • WSHPCO & OHPCA Inpatient Hospice Directors & Managers: 3rd Tuesday of January, March, May, September, November, 11a-12p
  • WSHPCO & OHPCA Hospice Medical Directors, 3rd Tuesday of the month, 12-1p (June meeting CANCELLED)
  • Public Policy: 2nd Wednesday of the month, 4-5p
  • WSHPCO & OHPCA Volunteer Coordinators: 2nd Thursday of the month in January, March, May, July (meets 1:30-2:30 this date), September, November, 2-3p

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

  • Palliative Care Network Planning: 3rd Tuesday in February, April, August, October, December, 7:30-8:30a (April meeting CANCELLED)
  • Palliative Care Networking: 3rd Tuesday in January, March, May, September, November, 7:30-8:30a
  • Pediatric Palliative Care: 4th Wednesday of the month (no meetings in May, July), 4-5p