The Oregon Hospice & Palliative Care Association Stands Against Racism, Hate and Violence
As a public-benefit organization, OHPCA’s vision is a world where Oregonians facing serious illness have access to high quality hospice and palliative care as they near the end of life. We expect that every life be valued and respected and we believe in care without barriers.
The Oregon Hospice & Palliative Care Association is committed to improving the quality of life for Oregonians at the end of life and supporting the hospice and palliative care organizations that provide care. The OHPCA is committed to promoting equity and reducing the adverse impact of racism and improving the health and well-being of all people living with serious illness, their families, and the healthcare professionals who care for them.
We support policies that address health disparities and inequities in our healthcare system that adversely affect vulnerable populations. The OHPCA is actively working on identifying key areas in which these disparities impact end-of-life care in Oregon and actions to take within our organization. We cannot let racism and disparities in care go unchecked; we are here to support a more just, equitable culture and system for all.
The Oregon Hospice & Palliative Care Association is a statewide public benefit organization helping to ensure Oregonians have access to high quality hospice and palliative care as they near the end of life.
The Oregon Hospice & Palliative Care Association is committed to improving the quality of life for Oregonians at the end of life and supporting the hospice and palliative care organizations that provide care. The Oregon Hospice & Palliative Care Association’s services include public and professional education, advocacy, research, consultation and leadership.
Save the Date
- March is Women’s History Month, Disability Awareness Month and National Social Workers’ Month
- March 29, 2023: National Vietnam War Veterans Day
- March 30, 2023: National Doctors’ Day
- April 11-May 16, 2023: Spring session of “In This Together – Supporting Children & Families in Grief”. View flyer HERE.
- April 18-19, 2023: Spring Intensive: Regulatory Update, jointly supported by OHPCA & WSHPCO. At The Heathman Lodge in Vancouver, WA. View program information and registration HERE.
Spring in person group for In This Together begins April 11…view flyer HERE.
Meet OHPCA’s newly elected Board of Directors for 2023! Katie Adkison, RN, CHPN, Manager, Asante Hospice, Medford (Hospice Provider); Jessica Fishman, MSW, LCSW, Social Work Supervisor, Providence Hospice, Portland (Hospice Provider); Greg Hagfors, CEO, Partners in Care, Bend (Hospice Provider); Vanessa Noonan, RN, Regional Director of Quality, Bristol Hospice – Oregon, Washington, Northern California (Hospice Provider); JJ Furuno, PhD, Associate Professor and Interim Chair, Department of Pharmacy Practice, OSU College of Pharmacy, Portland (Other Health Care Provider); Nicole Elovitz, Vice President of Marketing, Rivet Health, Portland (Other Health Care Provider); Mary Lou True, Senior Vice President—HR, Moda Health, Portland (Other Health Care Provider); Elise Bouneff, Senior Vice President, Commercial Relationship Banking, Columbia Bank, Portland (Community Representative); Ruth Medak, MD, FACP, Medical Director, Hospice & Palliative Care – Legacy Hospice, Portland (Palliative Care Provider). Theresa Karlik, BSN, RN, Samaritan Health Hospice in Newport (Hospice Provider) and Bob Macauley, MD, FAAP, FAAHPM, Doernbecher Children’s Hospital in Portland (Palliative Care Provider) also serve on OHPCA’s Board of Directors with terms ending January 2024. Congratulations!
2023 Spring Intensive registration NOW OPEN! Scheduled April 18-19, 2023 at The Heathman Lodge in Vancouver, WA. The Heathman Lodge room block has been extended to March 31! Thank you to our Silver Sponsor Strategic Tax Planning and our Gold Sponsor CareXM. View program information and registration HERE.
Meet the Associate Members of OHPCA. A page for and about our Associate members. A place to learn about others that have an interest in or provide services to hospice and palliative care providers. A place to become an Associate Member of OHPCA. Take a look HERE.
Meetings & Calls Schedule
Monthly committee/networking calls for Provider members:
- QAPI/Regulatory: 2nd Wednesday of the month, 12-1p (2-3p for February meeting)
- OHPCA + WSHPCO Inpatient Hospice Directors & Managers: 2nd Tuesday of March, May, September, November, 3-4p
- OHPCA + WSHPCO Volunteer Coordinators: 2nd Thursday of the month in January (meets 1/25/23 instead), March, May, July (meets from 1:30-2:30p), September & November, 2-3p
- WSHPCO and OHPCA Hospice Medical Directors, 3rd Tuesday of the month, 12-1p (no meetings in June, October, December)
OHPCA Board of Directors meet in February, April, June, October and December with Executive Committee meetings monthly.