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

CANCELED: October 24, 2021: Hospice Providers’ Forum, 2-5p (followed by dinner) at Campbell’s Resort in Chelan.

October 25, 2021:WSHPCO Board of Directors meeting, 11a-1p via GoToMeeting.

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

October 26, 2021:Hospice Quality Reporting: an Update with Jennifer Kennedy” webinar from 10:30-11:45a.

December 3, 2021: WSHPCO Board of Directors Strategic Planning session, 12-2:15p.

What’s New

“Hospice Quality Reporting: an Update with Jennifer Kennedy” webinar on October 26! Email for registration information.

Chelan Conference POSTPONED. Thank you for your interest and support of WSHPCO’s fall conference scheduled October 25-26, 2021 in Chelan. After much consideration and discussion, the WSHPCO Board of Directors has decided to postpone this conference to a later date. We will be issuing registration refunds to those who have already paid. Please remember to cancel any travel plans you’ve already made and call Campbell’s Resort to cancel your hotel reservation: 800.553.8225. We appreciate all the time you’ve invested in this program. We are disappointed not to be able to meet in person next month, but, in this situation, the risk far outweighs the reward. The health and safety of our health care workers is most important. Thank you for your understanding and support.

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.

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.

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

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, 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

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

  • Palliative Care Network Planning: 3rd Tuesday in February, April, August, October, December, 7:30-8:30a
  • Palliative Care Networking: 3rd Tuesday in January, March, May, September, November, 7:30-8:30a
  • Pediatric Palliative Care: 4th Wednesday of the month (no meetings in May, July), 4-5p