Black History Month at Kansas City Hospice

Kansas City Hospice is pleased to observe Black History Month this February as we continue forward in efforts to deepen our Diversity & Inclusion efforts. Each February since 1976, the U.S. celebrates achievements by Black Americans and recognizes their central role in U.S. History. This year, the Black History Month theme is “Black Family: Representation, Identity, and Diversity”.

If you would like to learn more about the origins of Black History Month, click here:
READ MORE: The Man Behind Black History Month

This theme is especially appropriate to our work at Kansas City Hospice. Our mission surrounds the needs of families facing challenges at the end of life, including grief. This month we have been educating our staff about Black History in our country and the work we are doing. We are making important progress with our Employee Resource Group (ERG) that is focused on Diversity & Inclusion. I have challenged each of our people to learn more about the importance of Black Americans to our country’s history.

I think it is also very fitting that February is the first full month in office for Kamala Harris. She is is the first female Vice President and the highest-ranking female elected office in our history. Harris is also the first Black American and first Asian American VP.

I will take this month as a reminder to ensure that all of the families in our care receive the utmost respect. I expect our people to provide expert, compassionate care to each family member. Respect for each person’s background, religion, customs, and beliefs is integral to providing the best care possible.

All my best,

David S. Wiley, President & CEO

About Us

The mission of Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care is to bring expert care, peace of mind, comfort, guidance, and hope to people who are affected by life-limiting illness or by grief. Our vision is that each person in our community is valued from life through death and each family is supported in their grief.

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