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2024 HCAW Annual Spring Conference


The April 28-30 Leading the Way Home Conference sponsored by the Home Care Association of Washington in Walla Walla, Washington is an event you won’t want to miss! Located in the beautiful Pacific Northwest, Walla Walla is the perfect backdrop for this one-of-a-kind conference.
The HCAW Annual Conference is Washington’s keystone event of the year! With more than 50 years of experience, HCAW has established itself as the premier voice of home care, home health, and hospice for Washington State, and has a diverse membership base of licensed agencies — and the administrators, managers and top-level clinicians employed by them.
The conference will feature an impressive lineup of speakers, including industry leaders and innovative thinkers from a variety of fields. You’ll have the opportunity to hear from experts in business, technology, and beyond, all sharing their insights and experience on a wide range of topics. So don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity. Join us at the April 28-30, 2024, Conference in Walla Walla, Washington for an unforgettable experience that you’ll be talking about for years to come. 



Leader and clinician centered content delivered by nationally recognized industry leaders such as SimiTree, SHP, MCBee , NAHC, Jahmad Canley, and more. A detailed agenda will be available soon.


If registering more than one attendee from a single agency or company, use Promo Code: SAVE at checkout for a 5% discount on registration.

HCAW Member Rates: 

Full Conference | April 28-30th 

(Includes a Half-Day Pre-Conference Workshop)

  • Price: $700.00
Conference | April 29-30th
  • Price: $550

Awards Luncheon | April 29th

(Guests not registered to attend the conference already.)

  • Guests Only: $55

Non-HCAW Member Rates: 

Full Conference | April 28-30th 

(Includes a Half-Day Pre-Conference Workshop)

  • Price: $800.00
Conference | April 29-30th
    • Price: $650

Awards Luncheon | April 29th

(Guests not registered to attend the conference already.)

  • Guests Only: $55


Lodging Accommodations at the Marcus Whitman Hotel:

HCAW has a room block reserved available at The Marcus Whitman Hotel. Make sure to book your room ASAP as standard rooms will go FAST!

Making Your Hotel Reservations: Reserve a room today

Mention HCAW 

Reservation Group Code: 47100 

Reservation Group Name: Home Care Assn of WA 

The Marcus Whitman Hotel in Walla Walla is a historic and elegant destination that seamlessly combines modern luxury with its rich heritage. Nestled in the heart of downtown Walla Walla, this boutique hotel offers charming accommodations and exceptional hospitality. The meticulously restored building showcases its original architectural beauty while providing guests with contemporary amenities. The hotel’s well-appointed rooms are designed for comfort and style, and visitors can enjoy amenities such as a spa, a fitness center, and an award-winning restaurant on-site. Beyond the hotel, Walla Walla is renowned for its vibrant wine scene, and the Marcus Whitman serves as an ideal base for exploring the nearby wineries and vineyards. With its inviting ambiance, cultural significance, and proximity to the region’s renowned wine country, a visit to the Marcus Whitman Hotel promises a delightful and memorable experience.


Each year, HCAW’s Annual Awards recognizes distinguished individuals for their contributions to improving in-home services and the communities we serve. These individuals make everything a little better and a little brighter for the vulnerable populations we serve.
Help us celebrate your employees and volunteers by submitting a nomination for the HCAW Annual Awards. We will honor these individuals during our Annual Awards Luncheon Program at the Spring Annual Conference on Monday, April 30th. Each award winner receives a complimentary registration for themselves and a guest.
HCAW is also delighted to offer a complimentary room for a single-night stay at the Marcus Whittman Hotel for each of our award winners this year.

Annual Awards Breakfast: Monday, April 30th, 2024 at The Marcus Whitman Hotel 

Candidate Submission Deadline: March 1st, 2024



Subject Content

  • Home Health, Hospice, Home Care, Private Duty Agencies/Programs 
  • Suggested topics: improvement projects, research, tool-kit development, safety projects, infection prevention work, innovative scheduling, complimentary therapy, decreased hospitalizations, improved staff retention, best practice meta-analysis, disease-specific programs, accreditation journey, etc.


  • Submit poster summary in Word format, 450 words maximum, excluding title and authors.  
  • Presenting Author must be listed as first author on the list. All abstracts are to be submitted to Carissa Linnane Executive Director, HCAW at 
  • Deadline for submission is March 20, 2024
  • First-place poster will receive one free at registration at the 2025 Annual Conference.
  • Second place poster will receive free registration for our Pre-Conference Workshop at the 2025 Annual Conference.

Presidents Welcome Reception – Sunday, April 28th, 2024, 5:00-6:00 PM

Following the Pre-Conference Workshop we will meet on the terrace at the Marcus Whitman for beverages and bites. 


HCAW PAC Silent Auction & Raffle – Monday, April 29, 2024, 5:00-7:00 PM 

After presentations on Monday, April 29th HCAW will host an auction for our Political Action Committee. HCAW’s nonpartisan PAC is crucial to our continued advocacy efforts as we work to improve regulations on Home Health and Hospice in Washington State. 

Please consider donating an item to help us continue supporting our community. If you can contribute, please contact Carissa Linnane at or send in the donation form by clicking the below button. Donations can be mailed to HCAW Offices or dropped off at the registration desk by Monday, April 29th by 8:00 AM




Consider sponsoring or exhibiting at our annual conference today. Our goal is to offer your company a wide range of opportunities to create positive exposure that reinforces awareness of your products and services within Washington’s in-home services industry. We want to help you position your company as a market leader. As a sponsor, you’ll meet face-to-face with decision-makers and leave an enduring impression. Your investment in this event will deliver immediate and lasting benefits including direct access to crucial decision makers and unparalleled networking. Please contact Carissa Linnane at with any questions you have about getting involved in our meeting.