Palliative Care



President and CEO of NHPCO J. Donald Schumacher to Retire

The Hospice Insider  | February 24, 2016 The retirement of President and Chief Executive Officer J. Donald Schumacher, PsyD, of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization was announced by the NHPCO and its affiliated organizations (National Hospice Foundation, Global…


Response to Wall Street Journal Article on Hospice

NHPCO offers some insight and key message points about hospice (Alexandria, Va) – Today’s edition of the Wall Street Journal looks at long-stay hospice patients receiving care under the Medicare hospice benefit. The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization offers…



NHPCO and Enclara Pharmacia Host Executive Business Summit

For Immediate Release: February 17, 2016 Delivering on the triple aim in healthcare through provision of palliative care is focus of annual Executive Business Summit. (Alexandria, Va) – Helping hospice and palliative care executives strategically plan for the future through…


In Palliative Care, Comfort Is the Top Priority

Paula Span THE NEW OLD AGE Last year, when an oncologist advised that Betty Chin might benefit from palliative care, her son Kevin balked. Mrs. Chin, a retired nurse’s aide who lives in Manhattan’s Chinatown, was undergoing treatment for a…


New Board Members Welcomed by NHPCO for 2016

THE HOSPICE INSIDER | January 29, 2016  New board members are being welcomed aboard The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization’s Board of Directors. On January 27, 2016 in Fort Lauderdale, FL, these new members will join officially at NHPCO’s…


A New Vision for Dreams of the Dying

By JAN HOFFMAN February 2, 2016 One evening in the late fall, Lucien Majors, 84, sat at his kitchen table, his wife Jan by his side, as he described a recent dream. Mr. Majors had end-stage bladder cancer and was in renal…


NHPCO Welcomes Board Members for 2016

January 27, 2016 Strategic Goals include increasing access and quality of care (Alexandria, Va) – The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization welcomes new individuals to the organization’s Board of Directors. These individuals officially join the board at NHPCO’s first…