Mission & Vision

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The end of a person’s life is a significant time when they are able to reflect on their life and accomplishments, work through their regrets and challenges, and spend their remaining days with friends and family in comfort and peace. For families whose loved one is experiencing a serious illness or life-limiting condition, this precious time is one of life’s most meaningful milestones.

Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care thoughtfully designs our programs to give families the peace of mind to walk together with their loved ones through the end of life journey, and through the grief and healing process. We provide expertise, perspective, innovative local leadership, education, and solutions around end-of-life issues facing the greater Kansas City community.

Our compassionate team of healthcare professionals is dedicated to serving individuals at home and throughout the community - no matter their age, financial resources, or complexity of needs. The goal of hospice and palliative care for both adults and children is to relieve pain and provide emotional support, comfort, and guidance to patients and their families.

KCH provides families with a range of the highest quality healthcare services for infants through centenarians facing a serious illness or life-limiting condition. We also provide the wider community with a complex array of grief support, to help families emerge from loss with strength and understanding. 

Our mission is to bring expert care, peace of mind, comfort, guidance, and hope to people affected by serious 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.

History of KCH

Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care (KCH) is one of the oldest and largest nonprofit hospice and grief support providers in the Kansas City area. Founded in 1980, KCH has thoughtfully responded to community needs surrounding end-of-life as they have arisen, expanding into the comprehensive system of programs and services we offer today. Annually, we serve over 5,500 individuals and their families. Our compassionate caregivers have the unique honor of being an intimate support to families, their children and friends, during the important period of time at the end of someone’s life and through the grieving and healing process.

KCH is a 501(c)3 nonprofit, locally owned and operated right here in Kansas City. KCH is overseen by a 21-member Board of Directors and President & CEO, David Wiley. KCH serves families and individuals living in 12 Kansas City metro counties: Johnson, Leavenworth, Douglas, Miami and Wyandotte in Kansas; and Cass, Clay, Clinton, Jackson, Lafayette, Platte and Ray in Missouri.

KCH Guiding Principles

Compassionate Care at KCH

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