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Hospice & Palliative Care Federation of Massachusetts (HPCFM)


Founded in 1980, HPCFM comprises hospice, palliative, associate and individual members. Last year HPCFM member hospices served more than 21,000 patients and their families representing 40% of all those who died in Massachusetts. HPCFM serves not only members, but also those seeking or using end-of-life services and others interested in this area. The new features highlighted here been designed to be helpful for both professional providers and for patients and family members:

In addition, the website continues to offer:

HPCFM Mission

"To advance and promote excellence in end of life care by: advocating for its members, patients, families and the end-of-life care giving community; providing education and enhancing awareness"

The HPCFM is a non-profit organization, founded in 1980, dedicated to advancing and promoting excellence in end of life care by:

            • Advocating for members, patients, families and the end of life caregiving community by promoting public policy in the legislature and with regulatory agencies that support improvements in end-of-life care
            • Sponsoring educational programs that build knowledge and skills of hospice and palliative care professionals and volunteers
            • Enhancing awareness of end of life care by providing information and referrals to the public as well as health and human service professionals
            • Fostering innovation to improve end of life care through collaboration, information and networking

Last year, hospice and palliative care member programs provided care to more than 21,000 terminally ill patients and their families. In addition to its hospice and palliative care members, organizations, businesses and individuals who support its mission are welcome as HPCFM members.

Website Photos Courtesy of:

Susan Dunn
Dawn Newman

Laurinda O'Connor

Edward Oslund

Vicky Watt

HPCFM is grateful for their generosity.


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HPCFM Spiritual Care Coordinators Peer Networking Meeting

Grief, Loss & Trauma: Concepts and Application Workshop

HPCFM Volunteer Coordinators Peer Networking Meeting

Schwartz Center for Compassionate Care Healthcare - Compassion in Action Webinar

HPCFM Board of Directors Meeting