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12 Jan, 2017, 12:30 ET Edo Banach is Chosen as NHPCO's New President and CEO

National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization announced today that its board of directors has selected Edo Banach, JD, as the organization's...


22 Nov, 2016, 08:30 ET This Thanksgiving Talk about the Care You Would Want

A family is gathered by the bedside of a loved one who has been seriously ill, and now is likely near the end of life. Each member of the family...


10 Nov, 2016, 12:00 ET We Honor Veterans: Serving Veterans at the End of Life

As the nation prepares to celebrate our nation's Veterans this Veterans Day, the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization and the We Honor...


02 Nov, 2016, 08:30 ET Hospice Volunteers Honored for Outstanding Service

The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization recognized five outstanding volunteers at the organization's professional development event,...


01 Nov, 2016, 08:00 ET Dream Foundation Provides Trip of a Lifetime to Young Man with Advanced Illness

The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization released a new video today as part of the "Moments of Life: Made Possible by Hospice" public...


28 Oct, 2016, 08:00 ET Learn about Your Healthcare Options Before a Crisis Strikes

November is National Hospice and Palliative Care Month and NHPCO along with hospices across the country are reaching out to help people understand...


25 Oct, 2016, 16:00 ET "Hospice Helps Everyone" Message Reaching Latino Communities

The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization's "Moments of Life: Made Possible by Hospice" campaign has released a new video translated in...


06 Oct, 2016, 08:30 ET Living and Dying in Pain: It Doesn't Have to Happen

Seventy-five percent of the world population does not have adequate access to controlled medications for pain relief. As a result, millions of...


27 Sep, 2016, 12:13 ET New Video Shows the Lighter Side of Hospice - the Side People Often Overlook

In a new video released by the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization's "Moments of Life: Made Possible by Hospice" campaign, viewers...


12 Sep, 2016, 09:38 ET Pet Peace of Mind Helps Hospice and Palliative Care Patients Keep Their Pets

People have come to bond with their pets in much the same way they bond with people. Pets are treated and loved like family members and they...


24 Aug, 2016, 09:32 ET NHPCO Making a Gift to LMHPCO Disaster Relief Fund to Help Hospices in Louisiana

 National attention has focused on the devastating flooding in Louisiana this past week. The Red Cross reports that this is the worst natural...


18 Jul, 2016, 10:00 ET More Than 240 Hospice Advocates Take Personal Caregiving Stories to Capitol Hill

On July 19, almost 250 hospice advocates - physicians, nurses, social workers, chaplains, home health aides and volunteers – will converge on...


27 Jun, 2016, 15:50 ET New Video Communicates the Benefits of Hospice Care to Diverse Audience

 The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization is thrilled to release a video translated in Mandarin Chinese highlighting how hospice...


22 Jun, 2016, 12:08 ET Personalize Your Care Act Provides Tools Needed to Make Important Care Planning Decisions

 As America's aging population grows, individuals with chronic and advanced illnesses will need access to resources and tools to help make...


08 Jun, 2016, 14:29 ET Dr. Atul Gawande and Rory Feek to be Guest Panelists at Congressional Screening hosted by NHPCO

 Best-selling author and physician Dr. Atul Gawande and family caregiver Rory Feek from the Grammy-nominated country music duo JOEY+RORY will...


24 Mar, 2016, 09:43 ET Pet Peace of Mind: Helping Hospice Patients Keep Their Pets Close

 Many people consider their pets as part of the family.  When a person is diagnosed with a life-threatening illness, the challenges and...


24 Feb, 2016, 08:30 ET NHPCO President and CEO J. Donald Schumacher to Retire

 Today, the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization and its affiliated organizations (National Hospice Foundation, Global Partners in...


28 Jan, 2016, 16:28 ET "Moments of Life: Made Possible by Hospice" Campaign is a Finalist in PR News 2016 CSR, Nonprofit and Diversity Awards

 National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization is proud to announce that its public awareness campaign Moments of Life: Made Possible by...


28 Jan, 2016, 09:00 ET JAMA Shares Research Demonstrating Benefits of Hospice Care among other Findings

 Findings in a new study published in the current edition of the Journal of the American Medical Association indicate a better end of life...


27 Jan, 2016, 16:12 ET NHPCO Utilizing Unique Ways to Spread Hospice Awareness to Underserved Populations

 The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization and hospice community acknowledge that hospice utilization within African American...


27 Jan, 2016, 08:30 ET NHPCO Welcomes Board Members for 2016

The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization welcomes new individuals to the organization's Board of Directors. These individuals...


20 Jan, 2016, 11:00 ET Five Signs It's Time To Call Hospice

 One of the most difficult realizations for those with loved ones fighting a serious illness is understanding that treatment is no longer...


07 Dec, 2015, 08:30 ET Carrying Hospice Messages to New Audiences

 In recent weeks, millions of people have had the opportunity to learn more about hospice and palliative care through outreach and efforts of...


19 Nov, 2015, 16:14 ET Deadra's Story: A Life Changed By Palliative Care

 Long before it's time for hospice care, many people with serious illness can benefit from palliative care but don't realize it. ...


19 Nov, 2015, 08:00 ET Palliative Care Provides Comfort and Hope in Times of Despair

 In May of 2014, Deadra Gladden was in the hospital, feeling hopeless, and in excruciating pain due to lupus, a disease she has been battling...