The National Partnership for Healthcare and Hospice Innovation (NPHI), the national voice for not-for-profit hospice providers, welcomes Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care as its newest member.
Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care (KCH&PC) is the largest not-for-profit hospice and community-based palliative care organization in the Kansas City area. Having served the greater area since 1980, palliative care experts cite local leadership as the foundation for keeping their focus on caring for the community with the upmost compassion.
“I deeply resonate with Kansas City Hospice’s vision that each person in their community is valued from life through death,” said Tom Koutsoumpas, NPHI CEO. “Their commitment to caring for their community, instead of maximizing their bottom line is inspiring, and I look forward to future collaborations.”
KCH&PC offers expert care, peace of mind, comfort, guidance, and hope to people who are affected by life-limiting illness or by grief. Services include traditional hospice care, palliative home health care, advanced illness support, two inpatient hospice houses, specialized pediatric care, and grief and healing support for families and individuals of all ages. Their team includes a variety of experts including board-certified physicians, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, social workers, chaplains, CNAs, art and music therapists, and grief support specialists.
“As a community based nonprofit organization, we are thrilled with the opportunity to collaborate with NPHI on critical aspects of end-of-life care as well as partner with other like-minded hospices across the nation who share common values,” said David Wiley, KCH&PC President & CEO.
NPHI looks forward to working with Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care and continuing to advocate for high-quality, community-based, not-for-profit hospice, palliative, advanced illness care to patients throughout the nation.
The National Partnership for Healthcare and Hospice Innovation (NPHI) is a collaborative of 80+ not-for-profit, community-integrated hospice and palliative care providers dedicated to ensuring patients and their families have access to care that reflects their individual goals, values and preferences. Representing providers from 31 states and the District of Columbia, NPHI and its members help design more innovative and effective models of care, advocate for comprehensive and community-integrated care customized to meet each person’s unique needs, and build collaboration between national thought leaders, decision-makers, and other healthcare stakeholders to improve hospice care. Learn more about NPHI at hospiceinnovations.org.
Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care (KCH&PC) is a nonprofit healthcare provider serving the 12-county greater Kansas City community. The mission of KCH&PC is to bring expert care, peace of mind, comfort, guidance, and hope to people who are affected by life-limiting illness or by grief. And the vision is that each person in our community is valued from life through death and each family is supported in their grief. With a 350+ strong team of compassionate professionals and nearly 300 trained volunteers, KCH&PC is considered the leader and innovator in palliative and end-of-life care in this region. Learn more about KCH&PC at kchospice.org.