Thank you for making the
21st NHHPCO Annual Conference a success!

Thank you so much for attending the 21st NHHPCO Annual Fall Conference! We hope you had a great time, learned something new, and made some good connections.
Thanks also to our sponsors, whose support made this conference possible.

NHHPCO Peer Group Meeting

There will be a special gathering for our all peer network group members. If you are a Hospice or Palliative Care Administrator, Physician, Bereavement Coordinator, Hospice Volunteer Manager, Chaplain or Social Worker please join us on:

Thursday, December 8, 2016
125 Airport Road, Concord NH (lower level)
12:00 - 3:00 pm
* Please bring your lunch. Dessert and beverages provided.


  • Welcome & Introductions ~ Janice
  • Program updates ~ all
  • NHHPCO updates ~ Janice
  • Special Guests ~ Rev. Gary Rolph, Chaplain, VA Medical Center & Rita Moscola, MD, VA Medical Center, Palliative Care. They will introduce the Odyssey Project and explore ways that we can bring the themes of "Coming Home" with our Veterans in palliative care and hospice. *This is a follow up from Gary's brief presentation at the end of our annual conference earlier this month.
  • Being ready for state surveys - trends and shared experiences ~ Mike Fleming from the State Licensing - TBC.
  • Discussion ~ How to use the themes and information introduced at our fall conference. You do not need to have attended to join the conversation!
  • Topics and issues for future meetings.

Honoring Marie Kirn

Community Members and Hospice and Palliative Care Professionals in the Upper Valley came together on October 6th to honor Marie Kirn as she prepares to retire to Maine.

Marie is a founding member of the hospice movement in NH and a true grassroots champion for social change. She raised money for hospice by packing churches in the 1980s to hear about death and dying. A fierce advocate for hospice since those early days, Marie has the rare quality of being as inspirational and compassionate for the human condition as she is practical about the need to fundraise to make services available for our community members.

In tandem with developing hospice services in the Monadnock Region, Marie joined with hospice directors in our state to form what is now NH Hospice and Palliative Care Organization. She signed the application to be incorporated by our state and was Executive Director of then NH Hospice Organization from 1993-1994. Marie has gone on to lead larger organizations and has been instrumental in the development of Palliative Care services at DHMC, including finding partners to fund the soon to be built palliative care center on the Lebanon campus. We owe much to Marie Kirn and wish her all the best in her new home!

   Hospice and Palliative Care News

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