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

Interested in sponsoring or exhibiting at the fall conference in Chelan this year? Register securely HERE.

Central Washington Circle of Life Symposium on Ethics and End-of-Life Care featuring Dr. Ira Byock, Former President of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine; and Dr. Mary Lynn McPherson, Professor and Executive Director, Advanced Post-Graduate Education in Palliative Care in the Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy.  See registration information in “Save the Date”.

Nominations now open for Farber Award HERE! The WSHPCO Board invites you to nominate an individual for the 2017 Annual Stu Farber award, which will be presented during the WSHPCO Annual Fall conference October 9 at Lake Chelan.  Nominations open through July 1, 2017.

Shop AmazonSmile and raise money for WSHPCO!  If you’re an Amazon user, your purchases add up to dollars for WSHPCO by using AmazonSmile and selecting WSHPCO as your designated charity.  Simply log into to start shopping and raising money for WSHPCO!

Save the Date

July 25, 2017: Annual Palliative Care Forum “Trauma Informed Care” at the Courtyard Marriott in Walla Walla.  Watch for more information as it becomes available.

September 15-18, 2017: Sacred Art of Living & Dying “Understanding Spiritual Pain” at Evergreen Health in Kirkland.  View more information HERE.

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

October 17, 2017: Annual Circle of Life Symposium for Ethics and End-of-Life Care in Yakima.  Download flyer HERE. and registration HERE.