National Healthcare Decisions Day 2019

“It always seems too early, until it’s too late…” Nathan Kottkamp, founder & chair, National Healthcare Decisions Day, believes the place to start the conversation about wishes for end-of-life care is at the kitchen table, not the ICU. Nathan, who lives in Richmond, VA, will share why he founded NHDD, and what its impact has had on our acceptance of …

“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 …