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Trees of Life Raises $100,000 for Pikes Peak Hospice Foundation

Trees of Life Raises $100,000 for Pikes Peak Hospice Foundation

The 38th Annual “Trees of Life” ceremony took place Saturday, November 12 at the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum. Attended by more than 200 people, the event raised approximately $100,000 for the Pikes Peak Hospice Foundation for the support of community-based hospice, palliative and bereavement care services.   Andy Petersen, Executive Director of the Pikes Peak Hospice […] …

Heather Pope

Heather Pope

For Heather Pope, attending a Demi Lovato concert and meeting her in person seemed like a dream that would never come true. Heather has been a fan of Demi Lovato since Lovato’s career started on the Disney Channel as a child performer.  She finds her music uplifting and it makes her smile.   Supported with a […] …

It is Never too Late to Say ‘Thank You’ to Our Nation’s Veterans: Even at…

It is Never too Late to Say ‘Thank You’ to Our Nation’s Veterans: Even at…

Americans across the country celebrate Veterans Day on November 11.  This is a special day to salute the people who have bravely served our country in the military. Veterans have made profound sacrifices in defense of freedom, and they deserve our heartfelt thanks and appreciation. Honoring our Veterans includes supporting them throughout their entire lives, […] …

November is National Hospice and Palliative Care Month

November is National Hospice and Palliative Care Month

Throughout the month of November, Pikes Peak Hospice & Palliative Care will be joining organizations across the nation in celebrating National Hospice and Palliative Care Month. For more than 40 years, hospice has helped provide interdisciplinary, supportive care to millions of people, allowing them to spend their final months wherever they call home and surrounded […] …

Save the Date for Colorado Gives Day!

Save the Date for Colorado Gives Day!

Save the Date! Pikes Peak Hospice & Palliative is excited to announce Colorado Gives Day is set for Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022. For 24 hours, Colorado comes together to raise fund raise funds for local nonprofits, and we’re excited to be part of the day! On Colorado Gives Day, we invite you to join us […] …

Pikes Peak Hospice Foundation Raises More Than $80,000 to Support Services for Those in Need

Pikes Peak Hospice Foundation Raises More Than $80,000 to Support Services for Those in Need

What Our Families Say The entire hospice team exceeded our expectations always going above and beyond. They are the most amazing group of people. I can't even put into words how much we appreciate them. They were always very caring, patient and sincere. We could not have managed the process without them. We will never […] …

Darlene Walker Honored at PPHPC Tribute Ceremony

Darlene Walker Honored at PPHPC Tribute Ceremony

Darlene Walker, a patient of Pikes Peak Hospice and Palliative Care (PPHPC), was recently honored at the organization’s latest Tribute ceremony and reception. The Tribute Program of the Pikes Peak Hospice Foundation was created …

Why the Hospice Provider You Choose Makes a Difference in Patient Care

Why the Hospice Provider You Choose Makes a Difference in Patient Care

Recently, The Colorado Springs Gazette shared a story entitled “Hospices have become big business for private equity firms, raising concerns” recently published by Kaiser Health News. The article stated many are worried the original hospice vision may be fading as private equity companies acquire hospice organizations.  There are examples of these ownership types in the […] …

Pikes Peak Hospice Foundation names Andrew Petersen as Executive Director

Pikes Peak Hospice Foundation names Andrew Petersen as Executive Director

Petersen will join the Foundation on August 15, 2022 and brings a wealth of experience in fundraising and philanthropy. Andrew is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) and he has been in resource development for over two decades, working in local, regional and international human service nonprofits. Petersen was most recently the Director of Development for THE PLACE, …

Hospice and Palliative Care License Plate Now Available to Colorado Drivers

Hospice and Palliative Care License Plate Now Available to Colorado Drivers

The new Hospice & Palliative Care License Plate debuts on July 1, 2022. Colorado drivers will now have another license plate option.  During the most recent legislative session that ended in early May, the state legislator passed a law creating a new hospice and palliative care license plate intended to raise awareness of this important health […] …

Pikes Peak Hospice Foundation Adds New Trustees

Pikes Peak Hospice Foundation Adds New Trustees

The Pikes Peak Hospice Foundation recently welcomed three new Trustees to its board of directors.  Lisa Keenan, Tyson Nunn and Shane Sherman have joined the Foundation as the newest Trustees. Lisa is a Grants Manager with the UCHealth system at Memorial Hospital and brings years of experience in fundraising and developing collaborative relationships to the […] …

Celebrating the Gifts of Hospice Volunteers

Celebrating the Gifts of Hospice Volunteers

Pikes Peak Hospice Honors its Volunteers during National Volunteer Week, April 17 – 23 National Volunteer Week provides the opportunity to recognize the millions of Americans who provide volunteer service in communities across the country. At Pikes Peak Hospice more than 97 trained volunteers give selflessly to help people with a serious or life-limiting illness […] …

National Healthcare Decision Day – April 16

National Healthcare Decision Day – April 16

What Our Families Say The entire hospice team exceeded our expectations always going above and beyond. They are the most amazing group of people. I can't even put into words how much we appreciate them. They were always very caring, patient and sincere. We could not have managed the process without them. We will never […] …

Pikes Peak Hospice Announces “Take Care of You – Scheduling”

Pikes Peak Hospice Announces “Take Care of You – Scheduling”

What Our Families Say The entire hospice team exceeded our expectations always going above and beyond. They are the most amazing group of people. I can't even put into words how much we appreciate them. They were always very caring, patient and sincere. We could not have managed the process without them. We will never […] …

Responding to the Emotional Impact of the Colorado Wildfires

What Our Families Say The entire hospice team exceeded our expectations always going above and beyond. They are the most amazing group of people. I can't even put into words how much we appreciate them. They were always very caring, patient and sincere. We could not have managed the process without them. We will never […] …

Road Warrior: ‘Tenacious Teagan’ Begins Her Travels

Road Warrior: ‘Tenacious Teagan’ Begins Her Travels

Like many children, Teagan Romano capped off her summer with a family camping trip filled with sunshine, water and outdoor fun. Unlike most other children her age, though, Teagan’s trip was carefully planned to keep her comfortable, safe and healthy since getting COVID-19 or even just a mild cold could be disastrous. Teagan, a pediatric […] …

Finding Fun in the Most Serious Work in the World

What Our Families Say The entire hospice team exceeded our expectations always going above and beyond. They are the most amazing group of people. I can't even put into words how much we appreciate them. They were always very caring, patient and sincere. We could not have managed the process without them. We will never […] …

A Year With Sean

What Our Families Say The entire hospice team exceeded our expectations always going above and beyond. They are the most amazing group of people. I can't even put into words how much we appreciate them. They were always very caring, patient and sincere. We could not have managed the process without them. We will never […] …

Pikes Peak Hospice & Palliative Care Receives ACHC Accreditation

What Our Families Say The entire hospice team exceeded our expectations always going above and beyond. They are the most amazing group of people. I can't even put into words how much we appreciate them. They were always very caring, patient and sincere. We could not have managed the process without them. We will never […] …

Hope and Help for a ‘Tenacious’ 4-Year-Old and Her Inspiring Team

What Our Families Say The entire hospice team exceeded our expectations always going above and beyond. They are the most amazing group of people. I can't even put into words how much we appreciate them. They were always very caring, patient and sincere. We could not have managed the process without them. We will never […] …

Helping Others Grieve: How a Patient’s Wife Shares Her Knowledge and Experience

What Our Families Say The entire hospice team exceeded our expectations always going above and beyond. They are the most amazing group of people. I can't even put into words how much we appreciate them. They were always very caring, patient and sincere. We could not have managed the process without them. We will never […] …

Colorado Lawmakers Consider New License Plate to Honor Hospice and Palliative Care

Colorado Lawmakers Consider New License Plate to Honor Hospice and Palliative Care

Colorado drivers may soon have another license plate option. A bill before state legislators creates a new hospice and palliative care license plate that would raise awareness of this important health care for people facing serious illness. …

Caring for ‘Big Joe’: A Family Reflects on Help from Hospice

Caring for ‘Big Joe’: A Family Reflects on Help from Hospice

The children of Joseph Reich Jr. describe him as being “larger than life,” and to many in his beloved Colorado Springs community he was known fondly as “Big Joe.” Last year, at age 84, his health deteriorated rapidly after a vascular surgery. That’s when his family reached out to Pikes Peak Hospice and Palliative Care (PPHPC). …

Veteran Stories Shine as Pikes Peak Hospice & Palliative Care is Honored with Highest Level…

Veteran Stories Shine as Pikes Peak Hospice & Palliative Care is Honored with Highest Level…

Pikes Peak Hospice & Palliative Care has been recognized as a Level 5 Partner with We Honor Veterans, a program of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO). The designation indicates that PPHPC is able to provide specialized, holistic care for veterans who are facing a life-limiting illness. PPHPC cares for an average of 93 veteran patients each month — amounting to nearly 30 percent of PPHPC’s total hospice patients. In 2020 alone, PPHPC has cared for 317 veterans from across all branches of the U.S. military. …

Give Back Each Time You Shop with AmazonSmile

Give Back Each Time You Shop with AmazonSmile

Did you know that you can donate to Pikes Peak Hospice & Palliative Care each time you make a purchase on Amazon? …

Pikes Peak Hospice & Palliative Care Names Dawn Darvalics President

Pikes Peak Hospice & Palliative Care Names Dawn Darvalics President

Pikes Peak Hospice & Palliative Care has named Ms. Dawn Darvalics, M.S., PMP, as president of the organization effective November 16, 2020. …

A Woman’s Journey to Volunteer With Purpose

A Woman’s Journey to Volunteer With Purpose

Sue Rizzo, a volunteer with Pikes Peak Hospice and Palliative Care, recently shared with us her experience with hospice care for her father, and how that inspired her to volunteer with hospice and palliative care patients. …

Pikes Peak Hospice and Palliative Care Inpatient Unit Reopens

We are pleased to report the Inpatient Unit is now accepting new patients again, effective May 27, 2020. We value your support and trust in us and want to keep you fully informed during the COVID-19 pandemic of any effects it may have on our activities and our ability to fulfill our mission to the community. …

More Volunteer Positive Moments

What Our Families Say The entire hospice team exceeded our expectations always going above and beyond. They are the most amazing group of people. I can't even put into words how much we appreciate them. They were always very caring, patient and sincere. We could not have managed the process without them. We will never […] …

Volunteer Positive Moments

Our volunteers continue to keep busy! …

Share Hope on Giving Tuesday

Share Hope on Giving Tuesday

COVID-19 has made a big impact on all of us – especially our medical staff, patients and families. We need your help. …

How PPHPC is managing COVID-19 Outbreak

The well-being and safety of our clients and patients is our highest priority.  We are closely monitoring and responding to the cornoavirus (COVID-19) outbreak as information comes in.  In keeping with CDC guidelines, if you are a person in our care, a client or a caregiver experiencing a fever, cough, or respiratory symptoms, please call […] …

40th Anniversary Celebration Postponed!!!!!

Pikes Peak Hospice & Palliative Care senior leadership has made the decision to postpone our 40th Anniversary Celebration... …

KVOR Interview with Joan Selman

Click here to listen to a KVOR interview with Foundation Executive Director Joan Selman about our 40th Anniversary Celebration.  Her interview is about 18 minutes in. What Our Families Say The entire hospice team exceeded our expectations always going above and beyond. They are the most amazing group of people. I can't even put into words […] …

40th Anniversary Celebration

40th Anniversary Celebration

with Keynote Speaker, Nora McInerny Author, Podcast Host & TED Talk Speaker As the longest-standing nonprofit hospice organization in El Paso County, the community has turned to us to care for their loved ones and we wanted to thank you all for your support along the way.  As we enter a new decade, we felt […] …

Bleating Heart Night!

Bleating Heart Night!

Join us this Tuesday for Bleating Heart Night at Goat Patch!  From 5 to 9. …

The Journey Matters Winter Edition

Pikes Peak Hospice & Palliative Care senior leadership has made the decision to postpone our 40th Anniversary Celebration... …

Struggling with the loss of a loved one this Holiday Season?

You are not alone.  It can be challenging so Deb Kinnan offers tips... …

The Empty Stocking Fund

The Empty Stocking Fund

The Empty Stocking Fund benefits 20 nonprofit organizations in the Pikes Peak region, including Pikes Peak Hospice & Palliative Care.  The Fund raises more than $1 million each year by holding fun events and accepting direct donations throughout the holiday season.  Click here to watch a two-minute KKTV interview with Joan Selman, Executive Director, Pikes Peak Hospice Foundation, and Deb Mahan, Executive Director, Gazette Charities.  …

Remembering Loved Ones at Tree Lighting Ceremony

Hundreds of people remembered their loved ones on November 16 at Pikes Peak Hospice & Palliative Care's annual Trees of Life Tree Lighting Ceremony.  Held at the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum, thousands of …

PPHPC Hosts 35th Annual Trees of Life

PPHPC Hosts 35th Annual Trees of Life

Community invited to remember loved ones at Tree Lighting Ceremony …

Dealing with a New Diagnosis and How Palliative Care Can Help

Watch this recently aired "Your Healthy Family" segment and learn how palliative care can help with a new serious diagnosis.   …

Grief Support during the Holiday Season

The holiday season can be a difficult time of year for someone who has experienced the loss of a loved one, which is why we've created a program specific to this time of year.  The Center for Grief and Loss offers an …

Trees of Life

Trees of Life

Remember your loved ones this holiday season with Trees of Life lights or ornaments. …

Your Healthy Family – Have you made your end-of-life care decisions?

Listen to an interview with our Chief Medical Officer about how to hold what may be the most important conversation of your life.  …

Dr. Jessica Zitter returns to Colorado Springs

Join Pikes Peak Hospice & Palliative Care for a free, community education event and presentation from Dr. Zitter about "A New Kind of Heroism" as she exposes the public health crisis from an insider's perspective.   …

Grab your peanuts and Cracker Jacks – We’re going out to the ball game!

Grab your peanuts and Cracker Jacks – We’re going out to the ball game!

Join us as our President & CEO, Gloria Brooks, throws the first pitch of the Rocky Mountain Vibes Baseball game on Sunday, July 14 starting at... …

Do you shop at King Soopers or City Market?

Every time you shop for groceries and swipe your SooperCard, King Soopers and City Market will make a donation to Pikes Peak Hospice Foundation. …

Aging America

Join us at the Space Foundation Tuesday, April 13 from 3:15 to 6:00 p.m. for a free workshop on coping with loss, dying and death in later live.  This event is open to the public, healthcare professionals, caregivers or anyone struggling with grief and loss.  The event will have a social hour with refreshments, a moderated discussion with expert panelists and counts as 2.5 CE credits.  RSVP to 719.884.6536 by April 16.   …

Lunch & Learn About LIFE!

After the Diagnosis:  learning to Live With a Serious Disease …

Grab a Pint. . . .

Stop by the Brass Tap now through March 31.  For every local pint sold, our friends at The Brass Tap will donate 25 cents to support Pikes Peak Hospice & Palliative Care as we work to help those in our community through hospice, palliative and grief services. …

Bleating Heart Night

Bleating Heart Night

Grab some beer for a great cause!  For every pint, crowler or growler of beer sold, our friends at Goat Patch will donate $1 to support Pikes Peak Hospice & Palliative Care as we work to help those in our community through hospice, palliative and grief services.   …

Lunch and Learn About LIFE!

Bridge Time - Dealing with Consequences of Change …

Colorado Gives Day December 4, 2018!

This annual statewide movement celebrates and increases philanthropy in Colorado through online giving.  For 24 hours beginning at 12 a.m. donations will be accepted via ColoradoGives.org.  Simply visit the site and type "Pikes Peak Hospice" under the "Donate Now" prompt.  …

PPHPC Highlighted in FOX 21 News

Here's a shout out to our wonderful Palliative Care team and the work they do with patients in our community.  …

PPHF Raises More than $100,000 to Benefit Children Living with Chronic Illness

Pikes Peak Hospice hosted our inaugural Illuminations event Thursday, September 20 at the Pinery at the Hill to benefit our Pediatric Pathways program.  …

MOMS Everyday – Grief & Loss for Kids

Learn more about how children process grief and loss and how Pikes Peak Hospice & Palliative Care can help. …

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