Upcoming Events

01/17/2018 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Moles Community Life Center, 2465 Lakeway, Bellingham, WA

Join us for an evening of conversation and dialogue about PeaceHealth's current policies, procedures and practices related to serious illness and end-of-life care. Many of us have heard stories (some good and some troubling) about how and when PeaceHealth can or cannot (or will or will not) support our end-of-life choices. For example, perhaps you wonder: 

"Will my Advance Care Directive Choices be honored if I am taken to the hospital for a medical emergency?   OR... If I am in the...

03/21/2018 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
St. Luke's Community Health Education Center, 3333 Squalicum Pkwy, Bellingham, WA 98225

"It Always Seems Too Early, Until It’s Too Late." 

The Palliative Care Institute, in collaboration with PeaceHealth, The Chuckanut Health Foundation, the Whatcom Alliance for Heath Advancement, and community activist, Micki Jackson, is hosting an evening of stories about the importance of Advance Care Planning to help you better understand the implications of your healthcare choices if an accident or serious illness happens. 

Perhaps you think you’re too young to begin these conversations – or perhaps you’...

05/11/2018 - 8:30am to 4:30pm
Settlemyer Hall, Bellingham Technical College, 3028 Lindbergh Ave, Bellingham, WA 98225

SAVE THE DATE - May 11.  Early Bird Registration is open!  Click on the Registration link below!

Our theme this year will be Holistic Pain Management: Alternatives to the Opioids.  Over the day we will explore multiple approaches to pain management, including complementary and experimental interventions.  We have a terrific line up of speakers!!  And CMEs available - see below.

 

Lucille Marchand, MD  - University of Washington, Professor and section chief of palliative...

06/06/2018 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
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 can make informed decisions about your care. This interactive session will allow for questions and dialogue, and some equipment used in the ICU will be available for viewing. Advance care planning, advance directives, and the importance of...

10/03/2018 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
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 can make informed decisions about your care. This interactive session will allow for questions and dialogue, and some equipment used in the ICU will be available for viewing. Advance care planning, advance directives, and the importance of...

12/05/2018 - 10:00am to 11:30am
St. Luke's Health Education Center, Room A, 3333 Squalicum Parkway, Bellingham

William Lombard, MD, nephrologist and medical director, Mount Baker Kidney Center, 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 can make informed decisions about your care. This interactive session will allow for questions and dialogue, and some equipment used in the ICU will be available for viewing. Advance care planning, advance...