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

September 24-October 19, 2020: Palliative Care Institute at Western Washington University would like to share  information about a “Palliative Care Across Cultures” series of free upcoming webinars. Click HERE to learn more.

October 23, 2020: WSHPCO Board of Directors meeting, 9-11a. 

November 13, 2020: “Re-Imagining How We Die: Innovation & Transformation” fall forum from Minnesota Network of Hospice and Palliative Care. Registration information can be found HERE.

November 17, 2020: “Driven by Data: Understand How to Meet Your Community’s Needs” webinar with HealthPivots. Register HERE.

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

What’s New

New webinar offering! “Driven by Data: Understand How to Meet Your Community’s Needs” with Jay Cushman, HealthPivots. View information and registration page HERE.

Washington Listens – a new statewide supportive listening line for people experiencing elevated levels of stress due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Get information HERE.

Just Released – 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.

CAPC Membership Discount – WSHPCO members are eligible to join the Center to Advance Palliative Care (CAPC) and receive a 15% discount for their first year of CAPC membership! Click HERE for membership information or email

CHAP (Community Health Accreditation Partner) Covid-19 Webinars for WSHPCO members can be found HERE.

Hospice Foundation of America Covid-19 Webinars can be found HERE.

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 (no meeting in March)
  • 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