HAN Welcomes Lucy Schmitz

HAN welcomes Lucy Schmitz as the new Advocacy and Grassroots Specialist. A note from Lucy: I am thrilled to join the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) and the Hospice Action Network (HAN) as the new Advocacy and Grassroots Specialist. In this role, I look forward to working with care providers, partner organization, and…

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CALL TO ACTION: COVID 4.0

For the past several months, the Hospice Action Network (HAN) has been working tirelessly with Congress, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the White House on implementing safeguards and policies that will support hospice providers and the patients and families they serve. The…

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My Hospice: Elaine’s Story

What My Hospice means is different to each individual and family. For Elaine, it means giving back to an organization that cared for her mother, who could experience a family wedding thanks to hospice. Story submitted by Faith Hospice in Grand Rapids, Michigan: Elaine has been with us since early 2018, serving in a variety…

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My Hospice: Angel’s Story

What My Hospice means is different to each individual and family we serve. For Volunteer Manager Angel Gregory, it means working with volunteers to create special, one-of-a-kind treasures for bereaved families. Village Hospice began serving a patient on Christmas Eve; he died on Christmas Day, surrounded by a loving family. In February, our Bereavement Counselor,…

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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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