Kansas City Hospice

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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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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Champions of Care bring passion to annual fundraising event

By: Mary Zahner Bauer, KCH Director of Donor Relations Published: Sept 20, 2022 Dr. Mark Davidner and his wife Diane have a long history with Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care (KCH), from its very beginnings. As a local oncologist,...

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Mind, Body and Soul

By: Bethany Vonseggern, Communication Coordinator  Published: Sept 6, 2022 Mind, body and soul. These three focal points seem to be a mantra that never stops being said. We are to make sure our minds stay sharp, our bodies to stay...

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A Supportive Environment for Men

By Eric Sigler, KCH Grief Support Specialist Published: August 23, 2022 We don’t pay enough attention to men’s emotional health. Men have been stereotyped into predictable boxes; men never show emotions and men certainly don’t share their feelings with other...

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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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