November Session

Best for Last: Honoring Our Veterans and Hospice Caregivers

This virtual session will be held Thursday, November 30, 2023 from noon - 1 pm. If you have questions regarding this event or registration, please email Jessica Kelly at

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Patty Poore, BSN, RN KCH Director of Clinical Services

Patty Poore, BSN, RN
Director of Clinical Services, Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care

Patty is a native of the Kansas City area and attended Rockhurst College and Research College of Nursing, graduating in 1995 and started her nursing career at Health Midwest, coming to Kansas City Hospice in 2000. Patty has served in various capacities at KCH since starting as an RN Case Manager. She became a Community Liaison, then moved into a Manager’s position, logging 14 years as Patient Care Manager. In April of 2020 Patty was promoted to the Director of Clinical Services. A wonderful advocate for Veterans, Patty has made many contributions to our We Honor Veterans program and serves on the board of one of the area’s Honor Flight programs, she has accompanied Veterans to Washington DC twice a year since 2013.


Kristin Dow, M. Div., Chaplain NorthCare Hospice House

Kristin Dow, M. Div.
Chaplain, NorthCare Hospice House

Kristin is the primary chaplain at NorthCare Hospice House. She has been with Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care since 2019 and is the chair of KCH’s We Honor Veterans Committee. Kristin is in her 28th year of ordained ministry. Outside of work she keeps busy with her spouse, three active kids, and two lazy cats.