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

Tuesday, January 15, 2019 –IN OREGON: Envisioning the Future of Hospice and Palliative Care Alternative Payment Models, 11a-1p at the Legacy Meridian Park Community Health Education Center, Tualatin (see “What’s New”)

March 15, 2019: WSHPCO Board of Directors meeting via GoToMeeting, 9-11a.

March 18-19, 2019: OHPCA & WSHPCO “Spring Intensive: Regulatory Update” at the Heathman Lodge, Vancouver

May 3, 2019: WSHPCO Board of Directors meeting in person at Providence in Tukwila (and via GoToMeeting), 11a-1p.

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

OREGON PROGRAM featuring Zinnia Harrison, NHPCO, VP of Innovation and Inclusion and Dr. Joan M. Teno, OHSU Professor of  Medicine discussing the future of hospice and palliative care alternative payment models; Portland-metro area. View flyer HERE and register to attend HERE.

THANKS to all of you who helped make the Chelan conference a success! You can find information about the program (including presentation downloads) 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:  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, 9-10a
  • Public Policy: 2nd Wednesday of the month, 4-5p
  • Volunteer Coordinators: 2nd Thursday of the month (tentative)
  • 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