My Hospice: Kelly’s Story

What My Hospice means is different to each individual and family. For Kelly, it means expressing love through caregiving and seeing her grandparents through their final journeys. AseraCare Provider Relations Manager and My Hospice Ambassador Kelly Coons writes: One of the questions I often hear as a Provider Relations Manager is, “Why hospice?” I could…

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Virtual Advocacy Week Final Numbers

The HAN team is deeply appreciative for all of the hospice and palliative care advocates who took action last week by calling, emailing, and messaging their lawmakers via social media regarding the need for a 1135 waiver for hospice and increased funding and availability of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for the provider community. As of…

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A Goodbye From Lauren Drew

While the timing is not ideal, I wanted to let the community know that after five years with HAN and NHPCO, I am moving on to a new opportunity. I am staying in the healthcare advocacy space, and going to the National Kidney Foundation to be their new Director of Congressional Relations. I am so…

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My Hospice: Bob’s Story

What My Hospice means is different to each individual and family. For Bob, it meant receiving one final wish because his hospice care team (and an amazing community) went above and beyond and made it happen. Heart ‘n Home Public Relations Assistant RaChelle Squibb writes: At Heart ‘n Home in Emmett, Idaho, we focus on…

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NHPCO Sends Letter to White House Requesting 1135 Disaster Waiver for Hospice

Visit nhpco.org/coronavirus for more resources and information pertaining to COVID-19 Amid COVID-19 spread and rising concerns related to the virus, NHPCO has submitted a letter to the White House requesting a disaster waiver for hospice. See NHPCO’s official press release below: For Immediate Release:March 11, 2020 NHPCO Sends Letter to White House Requesting 1135 Disaster…

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COVID-19 Information

As new cases of Corona Virus (COVID-19) are confirmed in the United States, it’s imperative that the hospice and palliative care community is equipped with emergency preparedness resources and information regarding this virus. NHPCO’s COVID-19 Information Page provides: Updates About Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources for Healthcare Provider Operations on Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources Related to Medical Supplies…

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My Hospice: Mark’s Story

What My Hospice means is different to each individual and family we serve. For Registered Nurse Mark Sells, it means honoring his patients’ Three Most Important Things. When Caris Healthcare admits a patient to hospice, they ask “What Three Most Important Things do we need to know about you to provide excellent care?” Registered Nurse…

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My Hospice: Honey’s Story

What My Hospice means is different to each individual and family. For Honey, it means family because, “at the end of the day, there is nothing more important than family.” Honey Goodman is the Administrator and Chief Operating Officer of Treasure Valley Hospice in Idaho and a Hospice Action Network board member. Honey writes that…

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My Hospice: Autumn’s Story

What My Hospice means is different to each individual and family. For Autumn, a CNA for AseraCare Hospice, it means a rewarding career with a supportive team who stepped in when her family member was receiving care. Autumn has many stories of caring for patients as a hospice CNA. From a grandfather figure who treated…

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