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

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

What’s New

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

CANCELLED – 9th ANNUAL PALLIATIVE CARE FORUM “Outside the Box: Integrative Palliative Care” on July 20, 2018.

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!


Save the Date

July 19, 2018: Seattle Children’s Hospital’s upcoming “Pediatric Palliative Care in a Multicultural Context” conference in Seattle.   Download conference link HERE .e. Register 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

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

What’s New

Just released from the Dementia Action Collaborative, Washington State: “Dementia Road Map: A Guide for Family and Care Partners”.  Download booklet HERE.

Congratulations to Gregg VandeKieft, MD, MA, Regional Medical Director for Palliative Care Providence Health and Services, Southwest Washington, for being selected as this year’s Dr. Stuart Farber Excellence in Hospice & Palliative Care Award recipient!  WSHPCO Board President Gary Castillo presented Dr. VandeKieft with this prestigious award on October 9, 2017 at the annual WSHPCO fall conference “Expanding Dimensions in Hospice & Palliative Care” at Campbell’s Resort on Lake Chelan.  Download photo 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!