Compassionate Care

Angela & The Rainbow Bridge

By: Marie Marley, KCH Volunteer Published:  March 5, 2024 I read with interest the Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care newsletter’s request for a volunteer to visit a lady living in a nursing facility just three minutes from my home....

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Purpose-Driven Work as a CNA

By: Penny Allen, KCH Certified Nursing Assistant Published: June 20, 2023 When I became a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) thirty-five years ago, I had no idea what I was in store for, the people’s lives I would touch and the...

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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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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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What it means to be a Champion of Care

By: Angela Ross, KCH Content Specialist Published: Oct 20, 2022 Attending Sunday Night Live (SNL) virtually in 2021 was an awesome experience but nothing could have prepared me for the in-person SNL experience of 2022. This year Kansas City Hospice...

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Leaning In

By Kristin Dow, M. Div., KCH Chaplain Published:  August 9, 2022 I still recall the first lesson I learned in my years training to be a healthcare Chaplain. It came from a quote by Anton Boison, who is widely considered...

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First-hand insights on the KCH Fellowship Program

By Dr. Alexander Lane, DO, KCH Associate Medical Director Published:  July 26, 2022 With the return of the July heat comes another Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care (KCH) tradition, starting a new cycle of fellows. Every year our company...

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Day to Day as a CNA

By Natoya Jones, CNA, Palliative Home Care Published:  June 21, 2022 [caption id="attachment_24386" align="alignright" width="139"] Natoya Jones, KCH CNA[/caption] One of the first reasons that come to mind as to why being a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) is important to...

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Nurses play an impactful role on our hospice and palliative care team

By Kim Scire, RN, KCH Team Lead Published:  May 23, 2022 A nurse’s role on the care team Being asked to provide insight into the role nursing plays in hospice and palliative care is a true delight for me. In...

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