Looking for helpful information about hospice, palliative care, advance directives and caregiving? Visit CaringInfo, the National Hospice & Palliative Care Organization’s online resource for helping you make informed decisions about care and services.

The Washington State Hospice & Palliative Care Organization (WSHPCO) does not provide patient care. If you need immediate hospice or palliative care assistance, please use our Directory to find a care provider near you.

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 do not provide direct patient care services, 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.

Networking Groups Schedule

Monthly networking calls for WSHPCO Provider members:

  • QAPI/Regulatory: 1st Thursday of the month, 12-1p (meeting 2/8 instead of 2/1 in February)
  • WSHPCO & OHPCA Inpatient Hospice Directors & Managers: 2nd Tuesday of March, May, September, November, 3-4p
  • WSHPCO & OHPCA End of Life Health Equity Cohort, 2nd Tuesday of the month, 12-1p
  • 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 Development, Public Relations & Marketing Networking: 4th Tuesday in February, April, June, October, 12-1p

Monthly networking calls that are open to both members and other interested groups:

  • Palliative Care Networking: “Update on Palliative Care Benefit Workgroup bill (SSB 5936)”  reconvening May 15, 4-5p
  • Pediatric Palliative Care: 4th Wednesday of the month, 4-5p (April & May meetings cancelled)

What’s New

Regulatory Conference in June…Hospice Fundamentals is offering a 2 day virtual program featuring Annette Lee, RN, MS, HCS-D, COS-C. Download the agenda HERE and register HERE.

Self-Care, Renewal and Resilience workshop offered by WSHPCO June 22, 2024 at EvergreenHealth in Kirkland. “Cultivating Resilience in Challenging Times Through Deepening Awareness & Mutual Self-Care is led by Dr. Joel and Michelle Levey and Bradford Macy, RN, BSN, CHPN. Registration and more information can be found HERE. A PDF flyer with barcode registration information can be found HERE.

Call for Nominations – Stu Farber Award. Who makes a positive difference for hospice and palliative care in Washington and beyond? Nominations are now open for the prestigious “Dr. Stuart Farber Excellence in Hospice & Palliative Care Award”. View nomination information HERE.

Call for RFPs! We will reconvene at Campbell’s Resort October 21-22, 2024 for the annual Chelan conference; this year’s program having a clinical focus. Do you have a session you’d like to present? Please submit a Request for Proposal before July 19, 2024. Also, reserve your hotel room now at Campbell’s Resort by calling 800-553-8225 with Group Block Number 688167.

Northwest Pediatric Palliative Care Coalition…for all children and families in the Pacific Northwest region facing serious illness to have access to comprehensive palliative care support through the duration of serious illness both in the hospital and at home in the community with the goal to prevent, anticipate and mitigate suffering. Learn more HERE.

Meet the Associate Members of WSHPCO. 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.

Learn about the 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.

Save the Date

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, Military Appreciation MonthDying Matters Awareness Week (UK, May 6-12), Women’s Health Week (May 12-18). 

  • 2024 Webinar Schedule. Please view the webinars offered by webinar partner Hospice & Home Care Webinar Network HERE.
  • May 10, 2024: WSHPCO Board of Directors meeting, 10:30a-1:30p at Providence Hospice of Seattle.
  • May 15, 2024: Palliative Care Networking – Update on Palliative Care Benefit Workgroup bill (SSB 5936). View information HERE.
  • June 22, 2024: “Cultivating Resilience in Challenging Times Through Deepening Awareness & Mutual Self-Care” at EvergreenHealth in Kirkland. Register HERE.
  • October 21-22, 2024: WSHPCO’s annual “Expanding Dimensions in Hospice & Palliative Care” at Campbell’s Resort in Chelan! Make your reservations now at Campbell’s Resort, 800-553-8225. Mention Washington State Hospice & Palliative Care Organization with Group Block Number 688167 to take advantage of special room rates.