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FHPCA Announces 2021 Officers and Committee Chairs

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida Hospice & Palliative Care Association (FHPCA) is pleased to announce the Executive Committee for 2021.  Paul Ledford, FHPCA President and CEO said, “Each of the members serving on the Executive Committee brings invaluable expertise and leadership to … Continue reading


Florida Senator Baxley Receives 2020 Hospice Champion Award

Tallahassee, Fla., November 9, 2020 – On November 5, 2020 Senator Dennis Baxley (R-Marion, Sumter, and Lake Counties) was presented with the 2020 Hospice Champion Award at Hospice of Marion County in Ocala.     This award is bestowed upon Florida Legislators for outstanding … Continue reading


Governor Ron DeSantis and FHPCA Recognize November as Florida Hospice and Palliative Care Month

TALLAHASSEE, Fla., November 3, 2020 – Governor Ron DeSantis has declared November as Hospice and Palliative Care Month in Florida. 139,865 patients received hospice care throughout Florida in 2019, and a continual increase is expected in the years ahead. Florida Hospice & Palliative Care Association … Continue reading


FHPCA’s How We Care Campaign Brings Awareness to Hospice and Palliative Care Services 

November is Florida Hospice and Palliative Care Month Tallahassee, FL – Florida Hospice and Palliative Care Association joins hospice organizations across the state to bring awareness of hospice and palliative care services. Last year, over 130,000 patients received hospice care in Florida. … Continue reading


Florida Hospice Programs Implement Hurricane Preparedness Efforts

Tallahassee, FL. – Today Florida Hospice & Palliative Care Association (FHPCA) President and CEO Paul Ledford made the following statement regarding Hurricane Irma and emergency preparedness efforts: FHPCA President and CEO Paul Ledford said, “Floridians are carefully watching the hurricane … Continue reading


FHPCA Recognized Florida Representative Gayle Harrell for Championing Hospice and Palliative Care

Tallahassee, Fla.—Today, during the Florida Hospice and Palliative Care Association’s (FHPCA) third quarter Board Meeting & Retreat at Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa, Legislative Aide Karen Sweeney accepted the Hospice Champion Award on behalf of Florida Representative Gayle Harrell. … Continue reading


Florida Hospice and Palliative Care Association Receives Trailblazer Award from NHPCO

Trailblazer Award Recognizes Outstanding Achievement of a State Hospice and Palliative Care Organization Alexandria, VA, July 20, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Florida Hospice and Palliative Care Association received the Trailblazer Award from National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization at its annual Council of States … Continue reading


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 … Continue reading


FHPCA Awards Grant to Strengthen Advance Care Planning in the Jewish Community

FHPCA Awards Grant to Strengthen Advance Care Planning in the Jewish Community One-Year Grant Will Help Suncoast Hospice Expand Outreach Efforts Tallahassee, FL –Florida Hospice and Palliative Care Association announced the recipient of the first FHPCA research support grant, Suncoast … Continue reading


New Florida Licensure Requirements

Are you renewal ready? The Florida Department of Health has changed the license renewal process, and clinicians are now required to report continuing education (CE) and continuing medical education (CME) course completions prior to license renewal. To view licensing requirements by … Continue reading