At their November board meeting, the Trustees of the Hospice of the Northwest Foundation voted unanimously to approve program funding requests from Hospice of the Northwest totaling $451,600. The Hospice of the Northwest Foundation is able to fund these grants through the generous donations of individuals and businesses in Skagit, Island, San Juan and Snohomish Counties.
The 2018 Hospice requests include funding to support uncompensated patient care, non-routine patient care, clinical education and training, complementary therapies like massage and music, bereavement services, outreach and education, volunteer services, and the purchase and maintenance of equipment and technology.
In the past 5 years, the Foundation has approved over $2,400,000 in funding to enhance the care that Hospice of the Northwest provides to dying people. Wendy Rohrbacher, Executive Director of the Foundation expressed gratitude to donors and supporters assuring them that their gifts “will ease pain, inspire compassion, provide dignity, touch hearts, and make a difference to thousands of people in the communities Hospice of the Northwest serves”.
“We are truly grateful for the financial support of this community as well as the dedication and experience of the Foundation Board. This type of direct funding helps us to continue to provide the patient care that is focused on quality of life” stated Bob Laws, Hospice of the Northwest Executive Director.