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Message From the Director

At the heart of our Mission, Values and Vision at PeaceHealth is responsibility — to our patients, their loved ones and our communities.

Our roots run deep in every community we serve. They do so because of our belief that our Mission, Values and Vision compel us to relentlessly pursue improving ways of providing the highest-quality compassionate health care services and care to our patients.

Our patients come to us seeking only the best in clinical services, technology and expertise, and only the most compassionate, caring people to provide that care. We aspire to always meet and exceed those expectations.

Our promise of the Spirit of Healing is a continuation of the healing ministry begun in 1890 in Bellingham by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace and their lay colleagues when they founded St. Joseph Hospital to care for loggers, mill workers and their families.

Our promise guides what we do and how we go about doing it. It is relationship-centered. It is based on the premise that everything in the environment affects recovery and healing. Very little is neutral; almost everything can either enhance or impair the healing process for our patients and their families. Our goal is to provide highly reliable, safe clinical treatment, striving to use the best that technology and science can provide.

The Spirit of Healing is the cornerstone of our culture at PeaceHealth. It combines the science and art, the head and heart of our health care ministry.  It guides us as we continue to transform our health care system through networks of care serving many communities. It guides us as we develop our models of care in service to our patients and families. It guides us in how we hire, develop and respond to the needs of our caregivers. It guides us as we design facilities. It guides us as we continuously improve systems, processes, programs and organizational infrastructures.


Thank you!

Cathy Barr, CFRE
Executive Director
(360) 414-7900


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