Facebook Serving 20 Counties in Western Pennsylvania 

covid banner

Share this page Share this on Twitter Share this on Facebook Share this via Email

UPCOMING EVENTS - scroll down for complete list


"Your Lucky Day" $10,000 Raffle

Don’t miss your chance to win $10,000! This year’s raffle allows for more chances to win. For each $50 chance purchased, your name will be entered for two opportunities to win $10,000 and once for a chance to win $750 in Pennsylvania Lottery scratch-off tickets.

For a single $30 chance, your name will be entered into the drawing for $10,000 cash only.

To purchase your chances, click here. You may also print the downloadable form and mail it to Family Hospice. The drawing for these prizes will take place on Friday, September 25, 2020. Be sure to have your chances purchased and returned no later than September 24, 2020 to be included in the drawing.  Winners will be notified by phone or email. Taxes will be withheld prior to prize being awarded.

For additional information or questions regarding the drawing, please contact Dianne Whetsell, Special Events Coordinator, at 412-572-8874 or whetselld@upmc.edu. All proceeds benefit the comfort and care of Family Hospice patients and their families.



A Tasteful Gathering

Due to restrictions on physical gatherings, we are in the process of converting this event to a "plan your own tasting" format.  We are confirming our wineries, distilleries, breweries, and food vendors along with their exclusive offers and special gift.  A "kit" will be assembled that will include a checklist for places to visit at your own leisure.  

Our goal is to have this available for purchase in the fall. More information will follow about pricing and you will be made aware of the updates.  Thank you for your patience while we create an ideal tasting experience for you!



33rd Annual Golf Benefit

NEW DATE!  Friday, September 25, 2020
South Hills Country Club

Save the date for Family Hospice's upcoming golf benefit! We are excited to be hosting this at a new course and hope you can join us. The shotgun start is at 10 a.m. Come early and enjoy a cocktail from the Bloody Mary Bar. A breakfast buffet and awards dinner are included.  Compete for skill prizes including a $50,000 hole-in-one contest, sponsored by USA Compression.

Radio sportscaster, Jim Colony, will emcee the event. Jim currently works at the Pittsburgh station KDKA-FM, a.k.a. 93.7 The Fan, serving on The Fan Morning Show with Colin Dunlap and Chris Mack. Colony also provides sports updates three times an hour from 6 a.m. to noon on The Fan and twice an hour on KDKA-AM Morning News.

Proceeds from the event benefit the Family Hospice Foundation which funds patient and family programs and services. 

Click here for registration information. Questions may be directed to Dianne Whetsell, Special Events Coordinator at 412-572-8874 or whetselld@upmc.edu.


Thank you to our sponsors:






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 Chrissy Meduho at 412-398-1395. 

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