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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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July 26, 2019

Daniel’s Quest

Sixteen-year-old Daniel, “Dano” to his friends and family, loves adventure. And, like his big circle of friends, he enjoys climbing, hunting elk, winning at board games, socializing at school, and...

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July 26, 2019

Vigil Volunteer – Precious Moments

A dying woman’s daughter has been by her bedside for days. The daughter is exhausted and needs sleep. The son of a dying man lives far away and likely won’t arrive before his father dies: ...

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July 2, 2019

Christine Nidd Named to Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award Board of Examiners for 2019

The Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has named Christine Nidd, Manager of Quality and Compliance at Hospice of the Northwest in Mount Vernon WA, to the Boa...

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July 2, 2019

Ports of Call 2019 – Tickets on Sale Now!

This year, we are asking you to help support expert and compassionate hospice care. At our event, we will highlight our Pediatric Hospice Program. Donors like you help train hospice staff for the chal...

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May 30, 2019

Making a Better Tomorrow…Today

You might describe Mary Gleason as an avid gardener, and you’d be right. She can often be found outdoors nurturing the roses, delphiniums, dahlias, and other varieties that fill her flowerbeds. She ...

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