Welcome and meet the ASSOCIATE MEMBERS of the Washington State Hospice & Palliative Care Organization. Please visit each member to learn more about who they are, the services they provide, to ask questions and share information.
Bellevue Healthcare is the Pacific Northwest’s Truly Local full service durable medical equipment provider offering retail, complex rehab, respiratory services, and facility solutions across Washington, Oregon, and Idaho. Locally owned and operated since 2000, Bellevue Healthcare remains committed to delivering superior selection and service.
Contact Bryce Schaffner
Executive VP of Buiness Development
866.451.2842, ext. 3185
StateServ is the only DME management solution that provides access to industry experts, a comprehensive provider network, and a powerful user-centric software platform. We deliver peace of mind to patients and caregivers without compromising efficiency, cost, or quality.
Contact Kristin Nelson,Vice President of Sales
CHAP is an independent, nonprofit accrediting body for home and community-based health care organizations. Created in 1965 as a joint venture between the American Public Health Association and the National League for Nursing, CHAP was the first accrediting body for home and community-based health care organizations in the United States. We accredit a variety of home and community-based health care organizations that make high-quality care a programmatic and business priority.
Contact Nancy Reeder
Vice President, Customer Relations
WA State Department of Health, Office of Rural Health
The Washington State Office of Community Health Systems, Rural Health and Primary Care Office support health systems planning and development in Washington’s rural and underserved communities to improve health and healthcare across the life span.
Contact Washington State Department of Health, Office of Rural Health
THE CARE PLAN: A Path to Comfort, by Odonata Care LLC, at www.thecareplan.net has revolutionized the hospice experience around the country by improving the standard of care, alleviating anxiety with families and patients, and significantly reducing the number and urgency of after-hours calls.
The authors, Brenda Kizzire, RN BSN CHPN, and Nancy Heyerman, RN BSN CHPN have been caring for hospice patients and their families in Oregon for over 40 years. THE CARE PLAN was born out of the challenges they experienced in supporting and educating hospice clients – especially the distressed calls, day and night, from anxious caregivers, family members and patients asking questions many times over.
THE CARE PLAN effectively empowers patients and the care circle with valuable information that can be accessed anytime, along with HOW-TO VIDEOS demonstrating personal care. When used as the centerpiece for hospice care, THE CARE PLAN a) significantly improves CAPHS scores; b) meets upcoming and changing Medicare guidelines; decreases triage & after-hours calls; recruits and educates nurses new to hospice and end of life care. When used in all hospice settings, THE CARE PLAN has shown to provide a) an easy hands-on workbook for medication management; b) simple-to-follow instructions for addressing and alleviating common symptoms; c) resources and tools, including short videos, that guide and educate all involved through a compassionate end-of-life process.
Contact Bev & Nancy, Odonata Care
Northwest Pharmacy Services
Northwest Pharmacy Services (NWPS) is a full service, non-profit, Pharmacy Benefit Manager (PBM). We were founded in 1985 and today serve members in all 50 states. Prescription drugs continue to represent one of the fastest growing segments of health care expenditures. Northwest Pharmacy Services works with the pharmacist, the health plan or client, and the plan member to help reduce costs and improve quality by sharing timely information.
Contact Anja Kraemer, CEO
At Solace Cremation, we believe there is a better way: one that is simple, honest, transparent, and puts the needs of families first. Unlike most traditional funeral homes, Solace does not have a “starter price.” Our final price is always $895; we do not charge for delivery of remains, device removal, or weight over 300lbs. There are no trips to a funeral home; our simple system lets families make arrangements online with our mobile-friendly process or by phone, speaking with one of our compassionate Care Team members. Solace is available 24/7 to answer questions and help families. What started as being more convenient is now the safer way to make arrangements; families can complete paperwork and secure electronic signatures from their homes’ comfort.
Solace Outreach Director
Solace Care Team
Aeternitas Life Whole Body Donation
We at Aeternitas Life are dedicating to providing ethical, compassionate service to donors and their families throughout our local communities.
Our experienced team will take care of every aspect of the donation process. This includes transportation, donation and cremation, death certificate filing and the return of cremated remains. All of this is done at no cost!
To date, families in our local communities have saved nearly $6 million on funeral expenses through our guaranteed acceptance program. Leave a lasting legacy and advance medical science for the next generation by registering for body donation!
Questions? We’re here to help your hospice team and the families you serve 24 hours a day.
Contact Fineas Lupeiu
Wise Hospice Options
An integrated partner dedicated to streamlining your hospice pharmacy experience. For over 17 years, we have committed to providing dependable and affordable pharmacy management solutions to hospice organizations across the United States. This dedication towards true hospice community excellence has built a pharmacy management platform that delivers a local, streamlined, and cost-effective solution for managing your pharmacy benefits.
Contact John Hilterman
Business Development Manager
As the nation’s first provider of healthcare liability insurance, MedPro Group has protected the assets and reputations of the healthcare community since 1899. With over $1.5 billion in annual premium and more than 300,000 clients, MedPro Group is the national leader in customized insurance, claims and patient safety & risk solutions for physicians, surgeons, dentists and other healthcare professionals, as well as hospitals, senior care and other healthcare facilities.
Contact Richard A. Bryan, MSN, RN, CPHRM
Tulip is the leading online cremation provider in the U.S. We offer a simple, transparent, and affordable alternative to traditional funeral homes. We specialize in simple direct cremation and allow families to make arrangements online or over the phone. We don’t try to sell expensive caskets, embalming or memorial services, and we don’t need ornate buildings to provide a high-quality service. Because of this, we can pass these savings directly on to the families we serve.
We have the exact same professional licenses as traditional funeral homes and we’re regularly inspected by state funeral authorities. Our online process offers flexibility so that we can work on a family’s schedule and within their budget. Our funeral directors and family care specialists are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to answer questions and assist families through a difficult time.