Our Stories

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,...

Continue Reading →

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...

Continue Reading →

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...

Continue Reading →

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,...

Continue Reading →

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...

Continue Reading →

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...

Continue Reading →

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...

Continue Reading →

Inspiration Meets Passion

By Bethany Vonseggern, KCH Communications Coordinator Published: April 26, 2022 What inspires you? Is it your surroundings, hobbies, loved ones, art? This list could go on and on as there is no one singular answer, is there? Inspiration can take...

Continue Reading →

Why I Volunteer to Visit People With Alzheimer’s

By Marie Marley, KCH Volunteer  Published: April 12, 2022 Everyone wants to be needed. We all want to feel we're making a difference in someone else's life. We could even say it's a universal human need. When I began volunteering...

Continue Reading →

Finding Peace

By Angela Ross, KCH Content Specialist  Published: March 29, 2022 Finding a peaceful moment each day can be difficult, especially when your life is busy with so many obligations like work, school, children or extracurricular activities for yourself or others....

Continue Reading →