The Realities of Advance Medical Interventions

Rebecca Rech Cutler, BSN, RN, CRRN, CHPN, has been a nurse for over 30 years, with 15 years of Home Health and 5 years of Hospice experience. She will present in layperson’s terms the meanings of advanced medical interventions, as well as what the outcomes could mean for patients in the short and long term. Advance care planning, advance directives, …

Bellingham Mayor Proclaims Healthcare Decisions Day

On March 1st, 2019, Bellingham Mayor Kelli Linville proclaimed April 16th as Healthcare Decisions Day. Above: Mayor Linville with Micki Jackson, community advocate for advance care planning, Heather Flaherty, executive director of the Chuckanut Health Foundation, and Dr. Bill Lombard, Medical Director of the DaVita Mt Baker Kidney Center. “National Healthcare Decisions Day (NHDD) exists to inspire, educate, and empower …

Blaine Mayor Proclaims Healthcare Decisions Day

On March 11th, 2019, Blaine Mayor Bonnie Onyon proclaimed April 16th as Healthcare Decisions Day. “National Healthcare Decisions Day (NHDD) exists to inspire, educate, and empower the public and providers about the importance of advance care planning. NHDD is an initiative to encourage patients to express their wishes regarding healthcare and for providers and facilities to respect those wishes, whatever …

“Your Voice, Your Choice” Advance Directive Workshops

PeaceHealth is offering YOUR VOICE – YOUR CHOICE advance care planning workshops to all members of the community. Participants are guided through the simple, yet thought-provoking process of completing an Advance Directive. Advance care planning is for all adults age 18 and older. A notary is in attendance for those who complete their advance directive, free of charge. Registration is …

Advance Directive Workshops for PeaceHealth Caregivers

Lead by example- “I’ve Got Mine!”  Prepare to help your patients, clients, family, and community to better understand the importance of Advance Care Planning.  PeaceHealth offers YOUR VOICE – YOUR CHOICE advance care planning workshops to clinicians, professional caregivers, social workers, chaplains, etc.  Participants are guided through the simple, yet thought-provoking process of completing an Advance Directive. Advance care planning …

The Realities of Advanced Medical Interventions

Bill Lombard and Rebeccca Rech Cutler will present in frank terms the meanings of advanced medical interventions, and what their outcomes could mean for patients in the short and long term. Advance care planning, advance directives, and the importance of palliative care are discussed. These interactive sessions include Q&A. Free and open to the public, no registration is required.

Spotlight: These house calls save money for EMS, social services

These house calls save money for EMS, social services BY ROBERT MITTENDORF SEPTEMBER 04, 2017 5:00 AM Bellingham Fire Capt. Jeff Brubaker carries a pager like any other firefighter, and he still uses his paramedic skills to help people. But these days he’s not riding a fire engine or an ambulance and most of his patients haven’t called 911. Not …

Community Conversations: Outpatient Palliative Care

Northwest Life Passages Coalition Community Conversations: Outpatient Palliative Care Monday, July 23, 2018 – 3:00pm to 5:00pm St. Luke’s Community Health Education Center, Meeting Room A, 3333 Squalicum Pkwy, Bellingham, WA 98225 The Northwest Life Passages Coalition invites you to participate in a community discussion about successes and challenges of Outpatient Palliative Care initiatives in our community. In 2014, a …