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Grateful Patients and Families: Recognizing an Outstanding Caregiver

By: Angela Ross, KCH Communications Specialist Published:  June 6, 2023 At Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care (KCH) we have a team of experienced caregivers who work hard every day to ensure the care we provide to our patients and...

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Circle of Lights

Join us for this year’s Circle of Lights Lighting Ceremony & Program

Published:  May 17, 2023 Have you lost a loved one and would like to participate in a ceremony honoring this person or pet? Each year at Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care (KCH), we join with the community to honor...

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Why I’m Making a Bequest to Kansas City Hospice

By: Marie Marley, KCH Volunteer Published:  April 11, 2023 Why did I decide to leave part of my estate to Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care (KCH)? Well, I’ll tell you why. My journey to that decision all started in 2007...

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National Social Workers Month is in March

By: Melinda Young, KCH Social Worker Published: March 28, 2023 As a hospice social worker, my job is sometimes a mystery to those I encounter. People know of social workers as advocates, helping protect children from abuse. They might have...

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What being a Carousel Social Worker means to me

By Leslie Shuck, KCH Social Worker for Carousel, Palliative Home Care Published: February 21, 2023 What is the Carousel Pediatric Care program at Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care (KCH)? The Carousel program is love, joy, sorrow, supportive, focused on...

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Elvis and a Hospice Blessing – Volunteering with Kansas City Hospice

By Marie Marley, KCH Volunteer Published: January 24, 2023 “I have a new patient for you,” said the volunteer coordinator from Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care (KCH), where I volunteer to visit patients. She continued. “This one may be...

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The Purpose of Life: One Family’s Journey

By: Caryn Hohnholt, KCH Chief Development & Communications Officer Published: Dec 22, 2022 “We’ve learned that the only thing that REALLY matters is our love for one another and the time we get to spend together. School is important, but...

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My Grief Journey

By: Paul Weddle, KCH Chief Operating Officer Published: Dec 7, 2022 Sometimes in life, you have to look back in order to move forward. Such was the case with my niece’s wedding this year. Nine years ago this July my...

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Vincent A. Stonestreet Fund and their family’s story

By: Caryn Hohnholt, KCH Chief Development & Communications Officer Published: Nov 22, 2022 He loved unconditionally. Was generous to a fault. Protective. Funny. Complicated. Reluctantly cool. Goal-oriented. The hardest-working man I ever knew. These are the words his family uses...

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National Hospice & Palliative Care Month: “It’s About How You Live”

By: Dr. Pamela Harris, KCH Director of Medical Programs Published: Nov 9, 2022 "It’s About How You Live" is this year’s theme for National Hospice and Palliative Care Month which we celebrate in November. Announced in 1978 by then President...

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