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Sustaining Angel

Remembering KC roots

Remembering KC Roots and four special people was originally published in the Spring 2021 issue of Luminary newsletter. There are certain moments in our lives that resonate, carrying us through difficult times. They bring a smile to our face and...

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Kansas City Hospice

Champions of Carousel pediatric care

Kansas City Hospice is grateful to the team at Chicken N Pickle for becoming the champions of Carousel pediatric care! Chicken N Pickle took North Kansas City by storm in 2016 and hasn’t looked back. The indoor/outdoor complex includes delicious...

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Kansas City Hospice

Hospice nurses

by David S. Wiley, President & CEO of Kansas City Hospice Hospice nurses have extraordinary skills and extraordinary hearts! Kansas City Hospice is blessed to have an incredible team of caregivers. Each May we recognize the nurses who are often...

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Circle of Lights

by Wanda Kelsey-Mendez Circle of Lights was published in the May/June 2021 issue of Healthy Kansas City Magazine and is shared with permission. [caption id="attachment_21124" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Photo by Wanda Kelsey-Mendez “I juggled an umbrella in one hand and my...

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Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, and Grief

by Lisa Templeton-Farmer, Director of Grief Programs for Kansas City Hospice Mother’s Day and Father’s Day are usually happy celebrations. But for people who’ve lost a parent, those days may trigger feelings of sadness, loss and regret. Some believe the...

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Turning grief into good at Patrick’s Bar

If you’ve never been to Patrick’s Bar & No Grill, you’re missing out! A true neighborhood hangout, Patrick’s is at 82nd & Wornall Road in Kansas City. Owner Pat Sanders has truly created a place “where everybody knows your name!”...

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Virtual community education series

Kansas City Hospice® Virtual Community Education Series Kansas City Hospice is pleased to announce a new virtual community education series. This year's topics include: Apr 22 A Physician’s Perspective on Advanced Planning with Dr. Lisa Bernard May 20 Gift Annuities:...

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Pamela Puppe Patient Care Scholarship Fund

Giving back and paying forward

Giving back and paying forward is on the mind of Pam Puppe and Kansas City Hospice is grateful for her support. As a young girl, Pamela Puppe dreamt of becoming a nurse and worked hard toward that goal, obtaining near-perfect...

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Kansas City Hospice House

Kathy Godbout honored with the Mallin Award for Employee Excellence

by David S. Wiley, President & CEO of Kansas City Hospice We are so pleased to share that Kathy Godbout has received the 2021 Lore and Mel Mallin Award for Employee Excellence! Kathy is a CNA at Kansas City Hospice...

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Advance directives – who will speak for you if you are unable?

By David Wiley, President & CEO, Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care National Healthcare Decisions Day is every April 16 to remind us about advance planning. Because it's the day after tax day, it's easy to remember! “I have an...

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