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Care to honor a lifetime

By Sarah Ruttle, Director of Communications Published: Dec 21, 2021 “Even though it’s a sad experience, it’s always been an experience of honor and respect.” When Lois showed the first signs of early Parkinson’s Disease, their son Danny and his...

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Finding inspiration this holiday season

By Sarah Ruttle, KCH Director of Communications  Published: Dec 8, 2021 Whether you have just finished celebrating Hanukkah or are busy preparing for your Kwanzaa or Christmas celebrations later this month, this time of year brings a bustle that can...

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Kansas City Hospice House celebrates its 15 year anniversary

By Angela Ross, Content Specialist  Published: November 23, 2021 November is National Hospice & Palliative Care Month and a time to join with other hospices, throughout the country, to educate our community about the many options available for people dealing...

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Honoring our Veterans

By Paul Weddle, KCH COO [CW: War] This week our country will, as we do every November 11th, celebrate Veterans Day by honoring the many women and men who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces. Started in 1919, 102...

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Day of the Dead honors those who have died before us

By Jewelee Lukowski, Art Teacher at Bernard Campbell Middle School, Lee's Summit R-7 School District Day of the Dead, or Día de los Muertos, is a day of remembrance and an opportunity for individuals to come together to honor, reflect...

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A Night of Celebration and Hope

By Angela Ross, Content Specialist On Sunday, October 3, 2021 Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care (KCH) hosted its annual signature event, Sunday Night Live (SNL). This fundraising event helps support the KCH mission, as donations raised allow us to...

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We Honor Veterans – Independence Day and Every Day

It's an honor and a privilege to be asked to care for veterans — an honor that we at Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care take very seriously. For many years we have been part of the We Honor Veterans...

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Carousel Pediatric Hospice

Enjoy each day

Enjoy each day. A story of Carousel Pediatric Hospice Care, originally published in 2019. Balancing emotions and finding expressive outlets can be especially difficult during cancer treatment. Seventeen-year-old Hannah Viens is acutely aware of this challenge. “I struggle with emotions,...

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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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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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