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2016 Press Releases

2017/04/30 - 5:25pm | Press Releases

NHPCO Comments on CMS Proposed FY2018 Hospice Wage Index Rule

For Immediate Release:
April 28, 2017

Overall, the Notice of Proposed Rule Making is both encouraging and discouraging for providers in the U.S. hospice community.

We are pleased that CMS is recognizing the regulatory and administrative burdens facing the hospice community, and that CMS is trying to find ways to not add to that burden. We applaud the effort and recognition of the challenges of serving our nation’s patients and families.

2017/04/24 - 9:48am | Press Releases

For Immediate Release:
April 24, 2017

Hospice Community Celebrates Contributions of Volunteers during National Volunteer Week, April 23 - 29

(Alexandria, Va) – National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization salutes the estimated 430,000 trained hospice volunteers providing more than 19 million hours of service to hospice programs each year.

2017/04/12 - 3:24pm | Press Releases

For Immediate Release:
April 12, 2017

Advance Care Planning – A Gift You Can Give to Your Loved Ones

National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization Urges all Americans to discuss their healthcare preferences with their loved ones today.

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.

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