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

October 19, 2018: Chaplaincy HealthCare’s 3rd annual End-of-Life conference; download flyer HERE.

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. Register HERE

Thursday, November 15, 2018 – Zen Hospice Project “Mindful Caregiver Education” immersion (for professional caregivers), 9:30a-5p; ticket/registration link HERE.

Thursday, November 15, 2018 – Zen Hospice Project “Open Death Conversation”, 7p; ticket/registration link HERE.

Saturday, November 17, 2018 – Zen Hospice Project “Mindful Caregiver Education” immersion (for volunteer and family caregivers), 9:30a-5p; ticket/registration link HERE.

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

Learn about the 2018 National Government Services Home Health and Hospice Medicare Summit held on September 19th and 20th

What’s New

DR. GREGG VANDEKIEFT HONORED AT HASTINGS CENTER CUNIFF-DIXON AWARDS. WSHPCO Public Policy Director Leslie Emerick and Executive Director Barb Hansen congratulate Dr. Gregg VandeKieft for receiving the 2018 Hastings Center Cuniff-Dixon Senior Physician Award. Dr. VandeKieft, the recipient of the 2017 WSHPCO Stuart J. Farber Award for Excellence in Hospice and Palliative Care, was selected for the Hastings Center Cuniff-Dixon Award from a list of physician nominees from across the country. These prizes are awarded every two years by the Cuniff-Dixon Foundation in partnership with the Hastings Center. The awards are given to physicians who have demonstrated—through leadership and practice—a serious and valuable commitment to their patients and to the broad field of caring for those near the end of life. WSHPCO congratulates Dr. VandeKieft for being selected to receive this prestigious award!

Zen Hospice Project Open Death Conversation and Mindful Caregiver Education daylong immersions coming to Oregon in November. See “Save the Date” and watch for additional information.

CHELAN CONFERENCE REGISTRATION NOW OPEN! Register securely online HERE and view the detailed brochure, including the schedule and session descriptions HERE.

INTERESTED IN SPONSORING OR BEING AN EXHIBITOR AT THE 2018 FALL CONFERENCE? WSHPCO’s annual fall conference is 10/29-30/18 at Campbell’s Resort in Chelan, Washington. Click HERE for information about being a conference sponsor or exhibitor!

What’s New

Recently 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 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!