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February 28, 2020

A Celebration of Generosity

On February 20th dedicated and generous donors, staff, volunteers, trustees, and community members came together to celebrate the significant impact donor funding has on the care that Hospice of the N...

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February 25, 2020

Paying for End-of-Life Care

How to pay for the rising costs of health care?  Concerns over these costs are shared not only by elected officials but by almost every family across the country. Many baby boomers are providing ...

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February 13, 2020

Hospice of the Northwest Welcomes Nursing & CNA Clinical Manager Kirsten Hackworth

The Hospice of the Northwest team is excited to welcome Kirsten Hackworth as the new Clinical Manager. Actually, it is more like a “welcome back.” as Kirsten previously worked at Hospice o...

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January 22, 2020

Choosing Quality of Life at the End of Life

When you first meet Rick, right away you notice both his uplifting and commanding nature. Born in Mount Vernon, Rick is an alumni of Lincoln Elementary and the University of Washington. The life he ha...

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January 8, 2020

Vote for Your Favorite!

Each year, we ask our supporters and donors to vote on the theme, or “destination,” for our annual Ports of Call Gala and Auction. Last year you sent us to The Wonderful Land of OZ, the y...

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December 24, 2019

“Hard Days Are Quilting Days”

Barbara Coffey and her cousin Joyce grew up in Southern California. With only a two-year age difference, they were always doing things together. As teenagers they discovered sewing, and their love for...

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December 6, 2019

Volunteering: Giving and Receiving

On the evening of November 7th 2019, Kaaren Flint was awarded “Volunteer of the Year” at the Burlington Chamber of Commerce Awards of Excellence ceremony at the Skagit Casino. The Volunteer of the...

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November 15, 2019

A Better Name for a Better Kind of Care

The Hospice of the Northwest Complementary Therapy Program has been renamed the Integrative Therapies Program. Because symptoms of pain and suffering can become more pronounced and complex at the end ...

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November 1, 2019

Hospice Honors Veterans

Some things in our lives embody such significant memories that they transform from inanimate objects to physical reminders of a story and a life. For Robert (Bobby) Keenan, it was the Purple Heart Med...

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October 25, 2019

Why I Volunteer, Pat’s Story.

When people hear I am a volunteer for Hospice of the Northwest, I often get remarks like, “Oh, you are so good to do that!” or “That must be so hard for you.” The truth is, being a volunteer f...

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