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Jan 12, 2017, 11:30 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 next ...


Nov 22, 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 has...


Nov 10, 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...


Nov 02, 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,...


Oct 28, 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...


Oct 25, 2016, 04:00 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...


Oct 06, 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 people ...


Sep 27, 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 meet ...


Sep 12, 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 comfort...


Aug 24, 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 disaster ...


Jul 18, 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 Capitol ...


Jun 27, 2016, 03:50 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 care can ...


Jun 22, 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 informed...


Jun 08, 2016, 02:29 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...


Apr 21, 2016, 01:00 ET US and Tanzanian Hospices Celebrated for Outstanding Partnership to Improve Access to Care

Global Partners in Care, an affiliate organization of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, presented the 2016 Global Partnership...


Apr 13, 2016, 09:00 ET Communicate Your Healthcare Preferences to Your Loved Ones Today!

"It Always Seems Too Early, Until It's Too Late." The theme for National Healthcare Decisions Day 2016 (April 16) encapsulates the issue that many...


Apr 07, 2016, 08:30 ET NHPCO Celebrates Hospice Volunteers during National Volunteer Week, April 10-16

In recognition of National Volunteer Week, April 10-16, 2016, National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization and its affiliate organizations are...


Mar 24, 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 stress from the ...


Feb 24, 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 Care,...


Jan 28, 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 experience...


Jan 28, 2016, 04:28 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 Hospice...


Jan 27, 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 officially ...


Jan 27, 2016, 04:12 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 communities...


Jan 20, 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 working. No...


Dec 14, 2015, 08:30 ET Feelings of Grief and Loss can be Heightened During the Holidays

Many people are greatly affected by ongoing media coverage of national and international tragedies that have played out in recent weeks, just ahead...