The Oregon Hospice Association (OHA) is a public benefit, charitable nonprofit membership organization that promotes high quality hospice and palliative care to people as they approach the end of life.

OHA’s first responsibility is to the public. In addition to public information, referral and advocacy, OHA provides education and technical assistance to more than 50 licensed hospice provider programs who are serving dying Oregonians and their families and loved ones.



Spring Intensive
– Regulatory Update, April 7-8, 2014
(download pdf )

Intermediate Home Health & Hospice ICD-10 Coding,
April 15-16, 2014 (dowload pdf flyer)

Elizabeth Wessinger Award Announced October 1, 2013:

Pam Matthews, Executive Director of Willamette Valley Hospice in Salem was presented with the prestigious Elizabeth Wessinger Award at Seventh Mountain Resort near Bend.

2013 Hospice Dream Team Announced October 1, 2013:

Physician: Stephen Kerner, DO, Medical Director – PeaceHealth Peace Harbor Hospice, Florence

Nurse: Cindy A. Yuille, RN, CHPN, Case Manager –Kaiser Permanente Continuing Care Services, Portland

Hospice Aide: Renita Sanchez, Lead Hospice Aide – Samaritan Evergreen Hospice, Albany

Chaplain: Dennis Alger, Chaplain – Mt. Hood Hospice, Sandy

Volunteers: John Buono and Shayla, Hospice Volunteers –Partners in Care, Bend

Professional Staff, Todd Lawrence, Volunteer Coordinator – Housecall Providers, Portland

MSW/Bereavement: Kristine Munholland, Ph.D., MSW Bereavement Coordinator – Kaiser Permanente Continuing Care Services

Partners interested in an Oregon Drug Take Back Program: We have added the John Day Police Department to our inventory of law enforcement agencies in Oregon that provide a drop off collection service for unwanted and unused drugs. Over 60 law enforcement agencies are now providing this service. Contact Janet Gillaspie, Executive Director, Oregon Association of Clean Water Agencies (ACWA) If you know of additional collection boxes that are not included in our inventory (107 SE Washington Suite 242m Portland, OR 97214, Phone: (503) 236-6722, Fax: (503) 236-6719, E-mail:, Thanks to all the Oregon law enforcement agencies that are providing this valuable service. download pdf>>

Getting Medicine Out of the Way article Read here>>

OHA Membership Dues – Invoice, On Line Directory & Staff Contacts information to complete and return to OHA (download pdf)



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April 7-8, 2014: 2014 Spring Intensive with WSHPCO, Heathman Lodge in Vancouver, WA

April 15-16, 2014: Hospice Coding in ICD-10 Training with OAHC, Eagle Crest Resort in Redmond

April 23, 2014: Hospice Foundation of America's Living with Grief Program "Helping Adolescents Cope with Loss", Providence Willamette Falls Community Center in Oregon City







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