Author Archive

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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Kansas City Hospice

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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Gift of Hope

Working through grief

Learn how one local family moved forward in hope and peace by working through grief in programs specially designed for children and adults. Mason In the sweltering heat of August in Kansas City, Greg Curlett stepped into the backyard with...

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Kansas City Hospice

Jennifer Quinn

Jennifer Quinn, CNA, was awarded the 2021 Heart of Hospice Hospice Aide Award by the Missouri Hospice & Palliative Care Association on March 11, 2021. When you work in one of the largest area hospices, the only one with two...

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Social Workers are Key to Hospice Care

"Palliative care and hospice offer social workers the privilege of supporting individuals and families during some of the most universal—and vulnerable—life experiences: coping with serious illness, facing one’s mortality, the dying process, and bereavement. Hospice and palliative care social workers...

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Dame Cecily Suanders

Celebrating Dame Cicely Saunders

On this International Women's Day, we celebrate the singular achievements of Dame Cicely Saunders, the founder of the modern hospice movement and a truly remarkable woman. "You matter because you are you, and you matter to the end of your...

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Solace House

Grief in a time of pandemic

as featured in Healthy Kansas City March/April 2021 Grief is one of our most fundamental emotions. From the first moments of life, we cry to feel better and to release emotion. We come together in families and in the community...

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Black History Month at Kansas City Hospice

Kansas City Hospice is pleased to observe Black History Month this February as we continue forward in efforts to deepen our Diversity & Inclusion efforts. Each February since 1976, the U.S. celebrates achievements by Black Americans and recognizes their central...

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Mustache Month raffle for a Peloton Bike+

If social distancing is giving you the blues, we MUSTACHE you a question! How about joining us for the silliest FUN-raiser for a serious cause? Each February we liven up the cold winter and support kiddos in KC needing hospice...

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