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

2021 Webinar Series with Hospice & Home Care Webinar Network: View the calendar to see the weekly offerings from WSHPCO’s webinar partner! For all questions regarding purchasing, viewing and downloading the webinars, please visit Hospice & Home Care Webinar Network HERE.

March 22, 2021: Washington Rural Health Palliative Care Initiative “Complex Care Conversations” virtual workshop with  Juan Iregui, MD and Tammy Newman Bhang, DNP. Join them at the Northwest Rural Health Care Conference.

March 26, 2021: WSHPCO Board of Directors meeting, 11a-1p

April 6, 2021WSHPCO & OHPCA Social Justice Work Group meeting, 12-1p

May 14, 2021: WSHPCO Board of Directors meeting, 11a-1p

October 25-26, 2021: “Expanding Dimensions in Hospice & Palliative Care” fall conference at Campbell’s Resort in Chelan. TENTATIVE

October 29, 2021: WSHPCO Board of Directors meeting, 11a-1p

December 3, 2021: WSHPCO Board of Directors Strategic Planning session, 11a-1p

What’s New

Meet the Associate Members of WSHPCO. New! A page for and about our Associate members. A place to learn about others that have an interest in or provide services to hospice and palliative care providers. A place to become an Associate Member of WSHPCO. Take a look HERE.

2021 Webinar Series with Hospice & Home Care Webinar Network: View the calendar to see the weekly offerings from WSHPCO’s webinar partner! For all questions regarding purchasing, viewing and downloading the webinars, please visit Hospice & Home Care Webinar Network HERE.

Nominations now open for 2021 Stu Farber Award! Dr. Ross Hays from Seattle Children’s Hospital was announced as the 2020 recepient on December 3, 2020. WSHPCO Provider Members are welcome to submit nominations for the 2021 recipient. An award description and nomination form can be found 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 membership@capc.org.

Meetings & Calls Schedule

Monthly networking calls for Provider members:

  • QAPI/Regulatory: 1st Thursday of the month, 12-1p
  • WSHPCO & OHPCA Inpatient Hospice Directors & Managers: 3rd Tuesday of January, March, May, July, September, November, 11a-12p
  • WSHPCO & OHPCA Hospice Medical Directors, 3rd Tuesday of the month, 12-1p
  • Public Policy: 2nd Wednesday of the month, 4-5p
  • WSHPCO & OHPCA Volunteer Coordinators: 2nd Thursday of the month in January, March, May, July, September, November, 2-3p
  • WSHPCO & OHPCA Social Justice Work Group: 1st Tuesday of the month, 12-1p

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