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  • FHPCA Press Releases

    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. We are pleased to announce the new additions to our Board Leadership and Executive Committee…(READ MORE)
    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)
    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)
    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)
    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)
    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)
    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)
    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)
    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)
    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)