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:

What’s New

Farber Award Recipient Announced: Congratulations to retired WSHPCO Executive Director Anne Koepsell for being selected as the 2016 “Dr. Stuart Farber Excellence in Hospice & Palliative Care Award” recipient! WSHPCO board member Sonjia Hauser was delighted to make the announcement and present the award in person to Anne at the annual Fall Conference at Campbell’s Resort – Lake Chelan, amidst 180 of her peers and colleagues in attendance.  Anne was very surprised and moved by this gesture; later she wrote the WSHPCO Board of Directors: “Thank you for the tremendous honor and recognition I received this week at the annual conference. Stu was a trailblazer and I am humbled to have my name next to his in this manner.”  Thank you, Anne, for your dedication and commitment to the Hospice & Palliative Care movement in Washington state.

Thanks for coming to Lake Chelan!f  We’re happyto report that 185 hospice and palliative care professionals and supporting organizations are in attendance at the annual fall conference at Campbell’s Resort October 9-11.

DOWNLOAD CHELAN PRESENTATIONS HERE and keep watching this page as presentations continue to be submitted.

Save the Date

January 26, 2017: In Home Services Day in Olympia.

April 10-11, 2017: Annual “Spring Intensive” at Heathman Lodge in Vancouver.  Supported by WSHPCO and OHPCA.  Judi Lund Person is coming back!  Watch for details.

October 8-10, 2017: Annual fall conference at Lake Chelan.  Watch for information in spring 2017.