Hospice Day at the Capitol/Heart of Hospice

Due to inclement weather the Hospice Day at the Capitol/Heart of Hospice has been rescheduled for March 18, 2020.

Hospice Day at the Capitol
Third Floor Rotunda
Registration begins at 8am

MHPCA’s Hospice Day at the Capitol will educate our elected officials about hospice and related issues of importance in the care of terminally ill patients.

Who are your state legislators? To identify your State Representative and Senator, go to our website, and then click on Advocacy page.

Legislative Visits – MHPCA is asking members and volunteers to schedule appointments with legislators to discuss general hospice and palliative care issues. As the General Assembly will be in session, legislators may not be available for appointments. You are encouraged to ask legislative staff if your legislator is available to leave the House or Senate floor for a brief visit. Do not hesitate to share information with legislative staff as they play a very important role in distributing information to the legislators. MHPCA has a hospice fact sheet, identifying hospice specific issues and current bills that may impact delivery of hospice care. Be sure to pick up this handout and any packet materials available for your delegation on Thursday, February 14, 2019 at the MHPCA Registration Desk, located in the State Capitol’s Third Floor Rotunda.

Parking – There is minimal on-street parking around the Capitol. Additional parking can be found at the parking garage east of the Capitol on the corner of East Capitol Avenue and Madison Street. Parking is also available at the Capitol Parking Lot with a trolley every 15 minutes to the Capitol. A map follows on page two for your consideration. MHPCA will be running a shuttle between the Capitol Plaza, Double Tree, The Baymont Hotel and the Capitol in the morning and then back to the Capital Plaza for lunch.

Bus Directions – Buses will need to unload on the north or river side of the Capitol. Capitol Police have the unloading area marked. The current security has been reduced so the building can be entered on both the east entrance at the parking garage entrance and at the south, main entrance. There is an elevator just inside the garage entrance to take visitors to the first floor. Buses cannot park in the state parking lots, so they will need to go around the Capitol to Broadway Street to McCarty Street. Turn right on McCarty, go under the highway, and turn left on Industrial Drive. On the left, there is a Bus Parking Area (Old National Guard Building). For the bus driver, there is a bus shuttle pickup every 15 minutes to the Capitol.

Heart of Hospice Awards Luncheon
Capital Plaza Hotel
Lunch begins at 12:15pm

The MHPCA Heart of Hospice Individual Award honors a person affiliated with a MHPCA Member Hospice who, in 2020, gave above and beyond the call of duty, giving of him/herself; thus, enhancing the quality of life for hospice patients. Please download the forms below and enter the person from your hospice that you think should be honored at this year’s Heart of Hospice Awards by January 5, 2020.

Here are the award categories:

Please click here to download the Hospice Day at the Capitol/Heart of Hospice Awards Luncheon registration form. Please return the form to MHPCA by January 30, 2020.