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Holiday Memorial Doves

As you plan your holiday celebrations, please consider joining Family Hospice in this long-standing Holiday Memorial Dove Tree tradition.

With your gift of $35, your loved one’s name will be inscribed on a dove that can be displayed at one of our participating facilities. For more details, click here.   

We are pleased to offer a limited edition, 3.5x4 metal silver dove ornament created by Wendell August Forge. For $150, your loved one’s name (15 characters or less) can be engraved on this ornament and hung in either of our inpatient units.  Following the holidays, metal ornaments will be sent to your home.

For more information or to order, click here. If you have questions or would like to place an order by phone, please contact Dianne Whetsell, Special Events Coordinator at 412-572-8874 or whetselld@upmc.edu.


How to Start the Discussion About End-of-Life Care 

Just Talk About It: view these :60-second videos, which serve as perfect conversation starters on various end-of-life care topics.




Family Hospice provides speakers to clubs, organizations, faith groups, senior communities, health professionals, and students, at no cost.  This program is made possible through a generous grant from the McElhattan Foundation.  Click here for a brochure. 

To schedule a speaker or for more information, please call 412-572-8800.

Topics include, but are not limited to:

  • "Conversation Ready": How to Talk to Your Healthcare Provider About Complex Medical Issues
  • Financial Planning
  • Aging In Place
  • Ethics, Medical Marijuana and Serious Illness
  • Living And Aging Well
  • Fact or Fiction: Dispelling the Myths of Hospice
  • "Ask The Expert" Panel