Author Archive

Get silly with us!

Is there something silly in the air? Do you feel it? February draws near and something is different. There's a tingle on the upper lip. A giggle threatens to erupt. Thoughts turn to Tom Selleck, Andy Reid, Steve Harvey, and...

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Les Pebley’s legacy of love and compassion

Les Pebley's legacy of love. On a cold December day almost ten years ago, Lester (Les) Pebley, Kansas City Hospice board member Fran, and her husband Arnie had lunch with Kansas City Hospice staff. During their conversation Les shared that...

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Veteran honors to Dwight Shipley

We Honor Veterans was please to offer veteran honors to Dwight Shipley. He spent two years in the Army during the Korean War, based with The Old Guard in Fort Myer, Virginia. In addition to military services and parades, his...

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Solace House

Search for solace

A search for solace. Christina Curlett was considerate and selfless with a great sense of humor. Diagnosed with Stage IV Melanoma, Christina leaned on those life skills. Her husband Greg recalled, “When cancer came, it was the most important time...

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Michele Parrish tradition of support

Personal experience is typically an individual’s first connection to Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care. That rings true for local realtor Michele Parrish. Michele leads a real estate team in the Overland Park Keller Williams office. She has donated a...

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Have a merry “little” Christmas

What does it mean to have a merry "little" Christmas? The holidays this year will be so much different than last year. Have yourself a merry little Christmas When Judy Garland sang "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" in 1944,...

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Kansas City Hospice Ron Stokes

Mallin Award for Employee Excellence

[caption id="attachment_20824" align="alignleft" width="286"] Mel Mallin with Ron Stokes, RN.[/caption] The Lore and Mel Mallin Award for Employee Excellence recognizes one staff member annually. This employee best exemplifies the KCH Guiding Principles of Compassion, Enrichment, Choices, Expertise, Respect, Balance, Stewardship,...

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An enduring legacy of care and generosity

An enduring legacy of care and generosity. Dr. Shirley Salmon’s legacy of compassion lives on at Kansas City Hospice House™. Patients and staff often experienced Dr. Shirley Salmon’s sweet smile and gentle spirit as she walked the halls of Kansas...

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pandemic safety

Connecting despite COVID

By Pamela Harris, MD, FAAPMR, FAAHPM, Director of Medical Programs at Kansas City Hospice You can find ways of connecting despite COVID-19. I imagine most people who are not in the medical field are getting really tired of being told...

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Hanukkah is a time for mitzvah

Hanukkah (or Chanukkah) is the Jewish eight-day “festival of lights.” There are many traditions aside from lighting candles on the menorah, which is a mitzvah itself. Nightly families light the menorah and say special prayers. The menorah holds nine flames,...

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