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2012 Press Releases

2012/12/19 - 7:00pm | Press Release

For Immediate Release
December 17, 2012

A Message from Don Schumacher in Response to Recent Tragedies

NHPCO President and CEO has recorded a video message with some thoughts he would like to share with the hospice and palliative care community following the recent shootings in both Newtown, CT and in Portland, OR.  He reminds all of us of the importance of caring for ourselves and our communities during times of grief and loss.


2012/12/04 - 7:00pm | Press Releases

For Immediate Release:
December 6, 2012

National Hospice Foundation Announces New Partner in Affinity Program

LifeBio Provides Patients and Families Facing the End of Life with Tools to Create a Lasting Legacy

2012/11/26 - 7:00pm | Press Release

For Immediate Release:
November 27, 2012

While Number of Patients Receiving Hospice Care Increases, Larger Percentage Have Short Length of Service

NHPCO Reports that 35.7 Percent of Hospice Patients Die or Were Discharged within 7 Days

(Alexandria, Va) – A record number of dying persons in the U.S. – an estimated 1.65 million patients – received care from the nation’s hospices in 2011, reports the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization.

2012/11/18 - 7:00pm | Press Release

Immediate Release:
November 19, 2012

Twelve Tips to Help a Grieving Loved One during the Holidays

Twelve Practical Tips for Saying, Doing the Right Things

(Alexandria, Va) – The holidays are quickly approaching, and while many people look forward to yearly traditions, gatherings with family and friends and the general good feelings associated with the season, some people dread the holidays.

2012/11/06 - 7:00pm | Press Release

For Immediate Release:
November 7, 2012

Caring for Veterans at Life’s End is Celebrated with Inaugural Access Award

As Veterans Day Approaches, NHPCO Recognizes VITAS Innovative Hospice Care of Dayton

2012/11/06 - 7:00pm | Press Release

For Immediate Release:
November 8, 2012

National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization Collaborates with Dignity Memorial® to Expand Reach to Veterans

Dignity Memorial Will Provide Care and Support to Grieving Families Through its Network of Funeral Homes

2012/11/04 - 7:00pm | Press Release

A Message from Don Schumacher: Effects of Hurricane Sandy November 1, 2012

2012/10/30 - 8:00pm | Press Releases

For Immediate Release:
November 1, 2012

Proclamation for National Hospice Month – November 2012

Hospice Palliative Care Offers: Comfort. Love. Respect.

2012/10/28 - 8:00pm | Press Release

October 29, 2011

Orlando is Site of National Conference and Pediatric Intensive Focusing on Clinical Aspects of Hospice and Palliative Care

Expanded Pediatric Palliative Care Training and Focus on Bereavement are Highlights of this Conference

2012/10/24 - 8:00pm | Press Release

For Immediate Release:              
October 25, 2012

Comfort, Love and Respect that Hospice Offers is Focus of November’s National Hospice and Palliative Care Month

“Comfort. Love. Respect.” 2012 Theme Inspired by Actress and Hospice Advocate Torrey DeVitto

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