For the Media

About KCH

Media points about Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care

Is a nonprofit organization founded in 1980

Serves about 5,700 families a year.

Is the largest and most comprehensive hospice in the region

Is locally owned and operated, with a local board and a commitment to serving the Kansas City area

Provides services to all in need, regardless of a patient’s financial circumstances or complexity of care needed

Has more than 300 employees and more than 300 volunteers.

Serves twelve counties – Johnson, Wyandotte, Miami, Douglas and Leavenworth Counties in Kansas, and Jackson, Platte, Clay, Cass, Clinton, Western Ray and Lafayette Counties in Missouri

Serves patients of all ages at all stages of serious illness and wherever they call home, including family homes, long term care facilities, and at our two inpatient hospice houses.

Provides the region’s only comprehensive array of grief support services for adults, children and families, including for hospice families we serve and for anyone in the community who has experienced a loss including sudden and unexpected death.

Consistently rank above the national average in all eight hospice family satisfaction quality measures.

Voted Best Healthcare Nonprofit, Best Place to Work, and Favorite Hospice in KS and MO.

Interview Opportunities

We welcome media inquiries regarding experts on our staff who are available for interviews include physicians, nurses, social workers, chaplains, grief support specialists and educators who have specialized knowledge in various aspects of end-of-life care, hospice and palliative care, and grief and loss. They can speak on a variety of topics including:

  • End-of-life care
  • Pain and symptom management
  • Advance directives
  • Ethics
  • Emotional or spiritual issues associated with life-threatening illness
  • Communication about treatment options
  • Grief and loss
  • Coping with the challenges associated with illness, aging and caregiving
  • Talking to children about serious illness and death, and the grief process for children
  • The use of art and music to help people of all ages express and explore their emotions
  • The unique needs of seriously ill children and their families

Media Contact

Caryn Hohnholt, Chief Development & Communications Officer

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