Our Stories

Solace House Reflections in Celebration of 25 years of Service

By: Dr. Paige Stanfield-Myers, Adult and Child Psychotherapy and Director of Institute on Life Transition Published: August 22, 2023 Solace House, Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care’s center for grief and healing was founded in 1998 by two grieving moms...

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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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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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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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Starting Hospice Care for a Loved One

By Marie Marley, KCH Volunteer Published:  July 12, 2022 What happens when your loved one is ready for hospice care but you aren’t? I would like to share my personal experience with this situation, when I lived in Cincinnati. Ed,...

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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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Bringing Heart & Soul to the business of resale

By Mary Zahner Bauer, KCH Director of Donor Relations Published:  May 10, 2022 Have you ever walked into a store and immediately fell in love with every item you saw? When you feel like you have found the perfect place...

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