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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. We are dedicated to promoting and maintaining quality, compassionate care for those facing life-threatening illnesses.

What’s New…

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!  WSHPCO & OHA Spring Intensive April 11-12, 2016 at the Heathman Lodge in Vancouver.  Click here to register.

ChelanFarber4Dr. Stuart Farber Excellence in Hospice & Palliative Care Award:  WSHPCO presented it’s first annual award in loving memory of Dr. Stuart Farber.  The Farber family accepted the award at the recent fall conference at Campbell’s Resort in Chelan.

Fall Conference Presentations can be downloaded here.


Watch the Washington State Medical Association’s  video “Honoring POLST in Private Homes and Residential Care Settings”In Washington state, if you are a part of a care team working in residential care settings, or care for clients in private homes, you may care for people who have Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (POLST) forms. This video provides caregivers with the what, when, where and how the POLST form is applied.  This video was created by at team of experts convened by the Washington State Medical Association, the Washington State POLST Task Force and the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services, and was made possible by a grant from The Retirement Research Foundation through the National POLST Paradigm Task Force.

Watch NHPCO’s “Hospice Prognosis and Relatedness: A Conversation About the Care Hospices Provide” video and download the Relatedness algorithm:   Download 


P. O. Box 6352 • Olympia, Washington 98507 • Tel (message only) 253.661.3739