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National Healthcare Decisions Day Concept Paper.
National Healthcare Decisions Day is an initiative to encourage patients to express their wishes regarding healthcare and for providers and facilities to respect those wishes, whatever they may be.
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NHDD Chair
Nathan Kottkamp, Chair - McGuireWoods LLP
McGuireWoods LLP
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Richmond, VA 23219-4030
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NHDD Contributors

NHDD committee members would like to thank the following organizations for their generous donations. 

Supporters-donations up to $999

  • American Association of Critical Care Nurses
  • Ascension Health
  • Avera
  • Bon Secours Health System
  • DEBORAH Heart and Lung Center
  • DocuBank
  • Eagle River Area Palliative Care Coalition
  • Elizabeth B. Vinson, PLC
  • Exempla Lutheran Medical Center
  • Foundation for End of Life Care
  • Friends of Hospice, Inc.
  • Good Samaritan Hospice
  • Goodwin House Incorporated
  • Harrison Medical Center
  • Haven Hospice of North Central Florida
  • Heartland Regional Medical Center
  • Hospice of Northwest Ohio
  • Hospice of Reno County
  • Hospice of the Calumet Area, Inc
  • Hospice of the Western Reserve
  • Howard Young Foundation
  • Idaho State Hospice and Palliative Care Organization
  • Illinois Hospital Association
  • JGS Administrative Services, Inc.
  • Kansas Health Ethics
  • Kidney End of Life Coalition
  • Lakeland Regional Medical Center
  • Law Offices of Cheryl K. David
  • LifeCare Planning, Inc
  • LivHOME, Inc.
  • Metropolitan Chicago Healthcare Council
  • National Association of Elder Law Attorneys-CT Chapter
  • New York Citizens' Committee on Healthcare Decisions
  • North Star Hospice
  • Oregon Health Decisions
  • Palliative Care Institute of Southeast Louisiana
  • Palliative Care Partnership of the Poanoke Valley
  • Providence Medical Center and Saint John Hospital
  • SAGE - Service and Advocacy for GLBT Elders
  • Social Work in Progress
  • St. Francis Hospital and Health Services
  • St. Rita's Medical Center
  • The Hospice of the Wood River Valley
  • The Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania
  • The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
  • Trinity Health
  • Van Note Law Offices, P.C.
  • Washington State Health Care Authority
  • Wichita Clinic

Friends-donations from $1,000 to $4,999

American Health Lawyers Association
National Association of Social Workers
American Bar Association
American Hospital Association
National Medical Association
ALIVE Hospice
American Nurses Credentialing Center
Association of American Medical Collage


Benefactors-donations from $5,000 to $9,999
Champions-donations above $10,000
For more information on how your organization can support NHDD efforts, please email  Thank you.


The National Healthcare Decisions Day (NHDD) Initiative is a collaborative effort of national, state and community organizations committed to ensuring that all adults with decision-making capacity in the United States have the infomation and opportunity to communicate and document their healthcare decisions.