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2016 Press Releases

2017/03/03 - 2:02pm | Press Releases

March 3, 2017

Dear Colleagues,  

I’ve completed my first official week as President and CEO at NHPCO.  I am honored to lead the organization at this important time of change, and look forward to working together.   

2017/01/26 - 9:02am | Press Releases

For Immediate Release:
January 26, 2017

National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization affiliate Global Partners in Care will become an affiliate of Hospice Foundation.

2017/01/12 - 10:52am | Press Releases

For Immediate Release:
January 12, 2017

Edo Banach is Chosen as NHPCO’s New President and CEO

A national search focused on the organization’s goals for the future

(Alexandria, Va) – National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization announced today that its board of directors has selected Edo Banach, JD, as the organization's next president and chief executive officer, effective February 22, 2017.  Banach will succeed J. Donald Schumacher, PsyD, who has led the organization since 2002.

2017/01/05 - 10:30am | Press Releases

For Immediate Release:
January 5, 2017

NHPCO Welcomes New Board Chair for 2017

New and Returning Leadership will Work on Behalf of Hospice and Palliative Care

(Alexandria, Va) – The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization is proud to welcome Jan Jones, RN, BSN, as chair of the organization’s board of directors. President and CEO of The Elizabeth Hospice in Escondido, CA, Jones has previously served as NHPCO vice-chair and as a member of the board’s executive committee.

2016/12/01 - 9:09am | Press Releases

For Immediate Release
December 1, 2016

December 1 is World AIDS Day

(Alexandria, Va) – World AIDS Day is a global initiative to raise awareness, fight prejudice, and improve education about HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. World AIDS Day is December 1.

Around the world, about 37 million people are living with HIV. In the United States, about 44,000 people get infected with HIV every year.

2016/11/22 - 9:16am | Press Releases

For Immediate Release:
November 22, 2016

NHPCO Encourages Americans to Spend Time Talking about Health Care Choices before Facing a Crisis

(Alexandria, Va) –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 a different idea of what should be done and what their loved one would have wanted. That’s the point when they realize they should have planned ahead and talked about what they each would want in a medical crisis.

2016/11/10 - 9:53am | Press Releases

For Immediate Release:                                                                                                          
November 10, 2016

We Honor Veterans: Serving Veterans at the End of Life

Over 4,300 hospice organizations and community partners provide Veteran-centered care to our nation’s heroes.

2016/11/02 - 9:29am | Press Releases

For Immediate Release:
November 2, 2016

National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization Presents Volunteers are the Foundation of Hospice Awards at National Conference in Hollywood, Fla

(Alexandria, Va) – The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization recognized five outstanding volunteers at the organization’s professional development event, “The Intensives,” hosted in Hollywood, Florida, October 31 through November 2. 

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