As a medical social worker who is part of the Hospice of the Northwest team, Jonathan Dahl educates and counsels families about end-of-life care, helps them get their affairs in order, and supports their practical and emotional needs.
As a resident of Lopez Island, he gets to do all of this while commuting almost daily by ferry.
“I serve patients in San Juan County and around Anacortes,” Jonathan says. “I enjoy the in-person interactions I have with patients and their families. Being able to support our patients during such challenging and transitional times provides a unique perspective on living and life.”
When he’s not commuting by ferry or working, Jonathan enjoys gardening, hiking, biking, travel, and gardening. He knows all about island life because he lives on Lopez Island with his spouse, his cat (named Lovingston), and his mother (and her dog named Rosie).
Jonathan has been a social worker since 2010, but has worked in social services much longer, including time he spent working with kids, teens, and families before venturing into hospice social work. It’s a far cry from the roofing company in Oregon that he almost took over before entering into social work, but we’re sure glad he did! Thank you Jonathon, for everything you do!