Author Archive

Black History Month and its significance in the nursing profession

By:  Kenya Campbell, KCH Licensed Practical Nurse Published:  February 26, 2024 As we observe Black History Month, I find myself reflecting on what this month signifies not only to our society but also for myself as a Nurse. As a...

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So Much More than an Award Winner: Barb McCoy is a Volunteer Dynamo

By:  Jeannie Wilcox, KCH Sr. Communications Manager Published:  January 19, 2024 The first time I met Barb McCoy I was excited to talk to her about quilting. My mom was a quilter and I know how the quilt ladies like...

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“We Only Re-Watch the Wins” Says This Chiefs Super Fan to Two Visiting Chiefs Ambassadors

By:  Jeannie Wilcox, KCH Sr. Communications Manager Published:  January 3, 2024 For sisters and super fans Janet and Sherrie, what the Kansas City Chiefs' record is right now in the 2023 season, is hardly the point. They have 26 exciting...

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Solace House and what it means to me: Finding peace and helping others through their grief

By:  guest blogger Amy Pollack, Solace House volunteer Published:  October 26, 2023 I was pregnant and had a wonderful pregnancy. All of our friends were due at the same time; it was so exciting. I had no indication anything was...

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Estate Planning: now is the right time

By:  Diane Richardson Spaite, KCH Associate Director of Planned Giving Published:  October 17, 2023 Driving down I-80 in Illinois isn’t the most exciting experience for a 20-something year-old college student. In fact, it’s boring. Most fall days are gray and...

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Sunday Night Live is all new this year!

Published:  September 27, 2023 Kansas City Hospice is celebrating our 25th year of empowering the Kansas City community through our specialized Grief Support Services and programs. Solace House, Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care’s center for grief and healing, has...

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Beethoven and a Hospice Blessing

By: Marie Marley, KCH Volunteer Published:  September 6, 2023 The phone rang at noon, waking me from a much-needed nap. It was one of the volunteer coordinators at Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care, for which I provide companionship visits...

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Solace House Reflections in Celebration of 25 years of Service

By: Dr. Paige Stanfield-Myers, Adult and Child Psychotherapy and Director of Institute on Life Transition Published: August 22, 2023 Solace House, Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care’s center for grief and healing was founded in 1998 by two grieving moms...

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Camp Erin offers grieving families emotional support and teaches essential coping skills through fun activities

By: Betsy Lummis, KCH Camp staffer and Solace House outreach coordinator Published: July 25, 2023 Camp Erin®, as part of the Eluna network, was a tremendous success on behalf of 31 family campers. Family camp 2023 was held at beautiful...

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A life of caring

By: Mary Zahner Bauer, KCH Director of Donor Relations Published: July 11, 2023, originally published in our Spring 2023 Luminary Magazine Kathy Smith recalls becoming a fan of hospice care at a young age. Being an only child, she remembers...

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