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 …

Realities of Advanced Medical Interventions -New 2018 Workshops

St. Luke’s Health Education Center, Room A, 3333 Squalicum Parkway, Bellingham Rebecca Rech Cutler, a former Hospice nurse, will discuss the meaning of advanced medical interventions in frank terms, focusing on patient outcomes when these interventions are employed. This presentation addresses in layperson’s terms the realities of what these “interventions” mean to average people and their families so that you …

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 …

Volunteer with us! Advance Care Planning positions

WAHA is recruiting diverse volunteers for a community advance care planning project. Making your health care choices known in advance is a gift to those you love. Join a team of trained and certified volunteers to offer advance care planning services throughout Whatcom County through our End of Life Choices program! Volunteer Ambassadors and Facilitators are professionally trained to guide …

WAHA is looking for new SHIBA volunteers!

SHIBA (Statewide health Insurance Benefits Advisors) is a statewide network of volunteers who educate, assist, and advocate for consumer about their rights and options regarding health insurance and health care access. SHIBA is administered through the Washington Office of the Insurance Commissioner. WAHA hosts the Whatcom SHIBA program. Our SHIBA program has a particular focus on Medicare and we work …