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House Health Innovation Subcommittee Supports House Bill 539 “An Act Relating to Hospice”

Release Date: 03-20-2017

TALLAHASSEE, FL. – March 20, 2017 -Today, FHPCA’s House Bill 539- “An Act Relating to Hospices” passed the Florida House Health Innovation Subcommittee. This bill addresses quality measures, prescription drug disposal after a patient’s death, and palliative care services to non-hospice, seriously ill patients. State Representative Gayle Harrell said, “This bill will provide a wonderful addition to the continuation of care that is available to all patients, especially those patients who face very significant illnesses….(READ MORE)

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FHPCA Discussed 2017 Hospice Legislative Priorities at Roundtable

Release Date: 03-03-2017

TALLAHASSEE, FL. – March 3, 2017 – Today, Florida Hospice and Palliative Care Association hosted a Hospice Legislative Roundtable with FHPCA President and CEO Paul Ledford, Cornerstone Hospice and Palliative Care Hospice President and CEO Chuck Lee, and Big Bend Hospice Board Member Rheb Harbison and discussed the need to keep Hospice Certificate of Need in Florida. During the event….(READ MORE)

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FHPCA Announces 2017 Officers and Committee Chairs

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida Hospice & Palliative Care Association (FHPCA) is pleased to announce the Executive Committee for 2017. Paul Ledford, FHPCA President & CEO says, “Each of the members serving on the Executive Committee brings invaluable expertise and leadership to FHPCA. I thank them for their tireless dedication to the association and look forward to continuing to work together to serve the communities that mean so much to us.” Chuck Lee, Cornerstone Hospice & Palliative Care President & CEO says, “I am honored and excited to serve as Chair of FHPCA’s Executive Committee this year ….(READ MORE)

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FHPCA Recognizes Florida Hospice and Palliative Care Month

“Let Hospice Help” initiative increases public awareness of hospice care in Florida Tallahassee, FL –Governor Rick Scott has declared November as Florida Hospice and Palliative Care Month. Last year, over 126,000 patients received hospice care in Florida. Florida Hospice and Palliative Care Association is pleased to join hospice organizations across the state to bring awareness of hospice care in Florida. FHPCA’s Let Hospice Help initiative encourages Floridians to ….(READ MORE)

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Hospice Offers Grief Support After Orlando Tragedy

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Following the devastating attack in Orlando over the weekend, the Florida Hospice and Palliative Care Association (FHPCA) encourages communities across the state of Florida to contact their local hospice provider for grief and bereavement services. Hospices offer bereavement counseling, workshops, support groups and a compassionate environment for people who need help in times of grief. These services are open to community members even if their loved-one ….(READ MORE)

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FHPCA Presents Four Awards of Excellence at 2016 Hospice Work Forum

ORLANDO, FL. -On June 2nd, in conjunction with the Hospice Works Forum, Florida Hospice & Palliative Care Association (FHPCA) announced the 2016 winners of the annual Awards of Excellence in Hospice and Palliative Care. The Awards of Excellence program was created to identify, recognize and showcase the outstanding and innovative work of individual staff members and hospice programs throughout the state of Florida. This award program aims….(READ MORE)

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FHPCA President & CEO Wins Prestigious Executive of The Year Award

Release Date: 07-22-2015

ST. PETERSBURG, FL. – July 22, 2015, Florida Hospice & Palliative Care Association’s President & CEO, Paul Ledford, received the Florida Society of Association Executives (FSAE) “Executive of the Year for 2015” in front of over 400 of his peers.  FSAE is a 1000+ member organization of association professionals and vendors that support the association world and profession….(READ MORE)

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2015 Awards of Excellence Winners Announced

Release Date: 08-26-2015

Orlando, FL. – On May 21st, in conjunction with the 30th Annual Forum “Painting the Picture: Messaging Metrics & Mission”, Florida Hospice & Palliative Care Association (FHPCA) announced the 2015 winners of the annual Awards of Excellence in Hospice and Palliative Care…(READ MORE)

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2014 Awards of Excellence Winners Announced
Release Date: 05-29-2014
On May 22nd, in conjunction with the 29th Annual Forum “The Journey Continues: Elevating Clinical Practice to New Heights”, Florida Hospice & Palliative Care Association (FHPCA) announced the 2014 winners of the annual Awards of Excellence in Hospice and Palliative Care…(READ MORE)

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FHPCA Wins National Award
Release Date: 04-26-2014
Florida Hospice & Palliative Care Association(FHPCA) is pleased to announce that we won the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization’s (NHPCO) 2014 Trailblazer Award for our “Congressional Advocacy Notebook” project. The Trailblazer Award recognizes state organizations demonstrating high levels of excellence, innovation and leadership that expand access to hospice and palliative care, promote quality, and increase awareness…(READ MORE)

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FHPCA Announces 2014 Executive Committee

Release Date: 01-17-2014

For over 30 years, FHPCA has worked toward the betterment of hospice through the commitment of our members and our Board Leadership and Executive Committee….(READ MORE)

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Support Hospice in a Visible Way
Release Date: 11-01-2013
November is Hospice & Palliative Care Month and is not only a great time to recognize the excellent end-of-life care provided in Florida, but also an opportunity to support hospice programming through the purchase of the Specialty Hospice License Plate…(READ MORE)

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FHPCA Announces the 2013 Awards of Excellence Winners
Release Date: 6-6-2013 
On May 23rd, in conjunction with the 28th Annual Forum “Journey: Mapping Our Past, Paving New Roads”, Florida Hospice &Palliative Care Association (FHPCA) announced the 2013 winners of the annual Awards of Excellence in Hospice and Palliative Care…(READ MORE)

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FHPCA Announces 2013 Officers and Committee Chairs
Release Date: 1-31-2013
Florida Hospice & Palliative Care Association (FHPCA) announces the new additions to its Board Leadership and Executive Committee…(READ MORE)

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FHPCA to Hold 28th Annual End-of-Life Conference
Release Date: 11-13-2012
Where are you on your hospice journey?  This is the driving question behind Florida Hospice & Palliative Care Association’s (FHPCA) 28th Annual Forum Conference “Journey: Mapping Our Past, Paving New Roads”…(READ MORE)

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November is Florida Hospice Month
Release Date: 10-31-2012
Hospice is a special kind of care provided for those at the end of life, and Governor Rick Scott has declared this November as Florida Hospice Month. November is an opportunity for hospice providers statewide to raise awareness about hospice to patients and families who could benefit from the many services available. Some of these services include pain management, physical therapy, respite care, grief and bereavement therapy for loved ones, among many others…(READ MORE)

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FHPCA Celebrating 30 Years of Success
Release Date: 10-16-2012
This October, Florida Hospice & Palliative Care Association (FHPCA) celebrates its 30 year anniversary of dedicated service to hospice care in Florida. Established as Florida Hospices, Inc. in 1982, FHPCA’s grassroots effort first began in 1979 with the formation of the Florida State Hospice Organization (FHSO). The hospice pioneers that formed FSHO, including incoming Florida Senate President, Don Gaetz, were instrumental in establishing hospice in Florida by coauthoring the Florida Hospice Act of 1979 – the first state law in the country to establish hospice and allow patients to be admitted into hospice care, and nationally in supporting passage of the Medicare Hospice Benefit in 1982…(READ MORE)

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FHPCA Goes to D.C. to Advocate for Hospice
Release Date: 06-21-2012
This past Monday and Tuesday, delegates from around the country met in Washington D.C. for NHPCO’s HAN Advocacy Intensive to advocate on behalf of hospice and NHPCO’s legislation, The HELP Hospice Act…(READ MORE)

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FHPCA Launches New Website and Name
Release Date: 04-16-2012
Florida Hospices and Palliative Care, now Florida Hospice and Palliative Care Association (FHPCA), is pleased to announce the launch of its new website and new name. For 29 years, FHPCA has been the state association for hospice in Florida and has grown along with the hospice movement during that time…(READ MORE)

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FHPCA Announces 2012 Awards of Excellence Winners
Release Date: 05-17-2012
On May 10th, in conjunction with the 27th Annual Forum “Together Hospice Works!”, Florida Hospice & Palliative Care Association (FHPCA) announced the 2012 winners of the annual Awards of Excellence in Hospice and Palliative Care…(READ MORE)

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