Thanks to Our Supporters for a Great Year!

Many thanks to you - members, friends and colleagues - for supporting NHHPCO this year. Our accomplishments are many and are possible because of your willingness to be members, attend and/or sponsor one of our events and/or work on common goals through community partnerships.

Board Members and officers Andrea Patrick Baudet, Pres., Mary Francis Drake, V.P., Carla Braveman, Treasurer, Karen Coy, Secretary, Ellen Basset, MD, Sanders Burstein, MD, Andrew Kleiner, John Getts, Patti Nichols, Janet Prescott, and Patricia Ramsey have generously given their time, expertise and resources to uphold the mission, timely goals and financial security of our non-profit organization.

Committee members and leaders make it possible to host the Annual Fall Conference, hospice volunteer education day, St. Anselm Seminar, Golf Tournament, Annual Business Meeting with the Home Care Association of NH, special projects and education offerings in partnership with the NH Comprehensive Cancer Collaboration, The Endowment for Health and Phaneuf Funeral Homes.

Last, but not least, we host seven peer network groups throughout the year for Hospice Administrators, Palliative Care Administrators, Palliative Care & Hospice Clinicians, Chaplains, Volunteer Managers, Bereavement Coordinators, and Social Workers. Groups meet bi-monthly or quarterly and offer great opportunity to bring new ideas to your own programs or collaborate on initiatives that benefit all recipients of care in our state often through advocacy or regulatory efforts. Everyone who participates contributes to the value that NHHPCO can offer.

If you want information on how to be more involved or know someone who might be interested in joining one of our committees, the New Year is a great time to get involved. Please contact me if you are interested.

Don't forget that although we receive no state or federal funding, our work benefits all NH hospice patients. Year end donations to NHHPCO are gratefully received through our secure website. Your support will join our membership dues, donations, and proceeds from fundraising events, allowing us to do even more.

However you choose to support us, thank you!

To get a taste of what to expect in 2017, view the NHPCO video below.


4th Annual Hospice and Palliative Care Conference: Palliative Care: Bringing Comfort to Patients with Serious Illnesses

Friday March 10, 2017
8:30AM - 4PM
Gadbois Hall, Saint Anselm College, Manchester, NH

Palliative and Hospice Care: Comparison and contrast; benefits, barriers to referrals; myths; getting ready for palliative care; having the conversation - Mary Braun, MD and Renee Plodzik, MS, BSN, APRN

Challenging Situations of Palliative and Hospice Care: Delirium, terminal agitation; pain management; complex patients; therapeutic cannabis - Lisa Withrow, APRN, NP-C, ACHPN

Download registration form and register now!

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.

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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