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

Throughout 2020: Western Washington University’s Palliative Care Institute offers a variety of different classes to the community; view their calendar HERE

February 25, 2020: Washington Rural Palliative Care Initiative’s 2020 Rural Palliative Care Education Series: “Advance Care Planning Tools for People with Serious Illness”. Download flyer HERE. Learn more about this series HERE.

March 6, 2020: WSHPCO Board of Directors meeting, 9-11a.

April 17, 2020: Palliative Care Institute’s spring conference on Palliative Care Across Cultures in Bellingham. View program flyer HERE.

April 27-28, 2020: Spring Intensive Regulatory Update with OHPCA in Vancouver, WA. The program page can be found HERE.

May 1, 2020: WSHPCO Board of Directors meeting, 11a-1p.

October 25, 2020: WSHPCO Board of Directors meeting, 3-6p.

October 26-27, 2020: Annual “Expanding Dimensions in Hospice & Palliative Care” conference at Campbell’s Resort in Chelan. Watch for more information.

December 4, 2020: WSHPCO Board of Directors meeting, 9-11a.

What’s New

2020 Spring Intensive: Regulatory Update registration is NOW OPEN! Conference details are being finalized and can be found HERE. More information is being added as it becomes available.

Interested in being a Sponsor or Exhibitor at the 2020 Spring Intensive: Regulatory Update? Vendor registration is now open! Click HERE to register.

2020 Chelan Conference RFP out now! WSHPCO welcomes your presentation submission for the annual fall conference in Chelan. Find the pdf-version RFP HERE or the Word-version RFP HERE. Presentation proposals are due April 10; the conference is October 26-27, 2020.

WSHPCO’s Provider Member renewal period runs through February. The renewal packet can be found HERE or renew online now HERE.  

You can help WSHPCO earn donations by shopping at Amazon Smile (see link box below) and Fred Meyer! Use your Fred Meyer Rewards Card to sign up for their Community Rewards program. Link 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
  • Hospice Medical Directors’ Networking, 3rd Wednesday of the month, 12-1p (beginning January 15, 2020)
  • Public Policy: 2nd Wednesday of the month, 4-5p
  • Volunteer Coordinators: 2nd Thursday of the month in January, March, May, July, 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, 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