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Stronger Together campaign

This is the greatest effort in our 130+ year history to ensure the future of outstanding healthcare for our families, friends and neighbors.

We invite you to join us in our healing mission to ensure accessible patient-centered, seamless care for generations to come. We truly are stronger together.

Support today

Rendering of the Peter Paulsen Pavillion

Through the Stronger Together campaign, our goal is to create a new PeaceHealth St. Joseph that’s modern and innovative in every way, from its footprint to patient room design and from the way it integrates medical technology to the way it makes people feel. 

By building a better hospital, we are building better health and a stronger Whatcom County.

Here's how we're investing in the health our community:  

A healthcare provider discusses a chart with a patient in a clinical setting

Building the Peter Paulsen Pavillion

  • Universal private rooms and flexible spaces to dynamically respond to patient volume.
  • Easy-to-navigate layout that facilitates collaboration and communication among care teams.
  • A rooftop helipad for rapid transfers when moments matter.
  • Modern, evidence-based design with consistent layouts to support healing.
A woman holds baby in a park-like setting

Women and Children's Health Services

  • Increased Pediatric Services so families receive the care they need in their own community.
  • A brand-new labor and delivery department that is sized for the needs of our community.
  • Evidence-based design that reflects the special process of welcoming a new baby.
  • Space for a comprehensive neonatal intensive care unit.
Nurse smiling down at happy young girl in hospital bed

Institute for Nursing Excellence

  • Comprised of several interconnected centers focusing on retention, professional practice and innovation
  • Advance education and workforce development opportunities.
  • Nurture the talents of our dedicated nurses throughout their careers.
  • Focused on long-term and community-based impacts. 
A provider holds a chart while talking with a patient

Institute for Physician Wellbeing

  • Create an intentional approach to caring for those who care for us.
  • Promoting connection and community through professional development, peer support and collaborative programming.
  • Increase joy in practice and create a culture of well-being.
  • Improve recruitment and retention.


Join us for this historic campaign to continue the legacy of excellent care at PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center

Donate today  

Stronger Together's impact at a glance: 



Square feet in a modern high-tech pavilion, featuring

  • A rooftop helipad
  • Floors 4-5: Women and Children's Services
  • Floors 2-3: Patient care rooms
  • Floor 1: Modern, unified Emergency Department
  • Ground Floor: Lobby and Healing Garden


New patient rooms with space specially designed for families.


New floors provide optimal space to care for our community.


Parking spaces in the new parking garage.

The time is now.

When St. Joseph was built in 1966, Whatcom County’s population was about 75,000. Today, that number has tripled to over 226,000 and is growing rapidly. 

The medical center expansion addresses the urgent need for more space in the Emergency Department and Childbirth Center enabling us to continue caring for our growing community. These two areas of the hospital have the broadest-reaching impacts on community health. With more space, we will address overcrowding, quickly treat and admit patients, and address inefficiencies that impact both patients and caregivers.

To meet the growing health needs of our region, PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center must expand and innovate. PeaceHealth is making significant investments in capital improvements to increase access to world-class care and transform our hospital for the future of medicine and the future of our region.

We invite you to join us in our healing mission to ensure accessible patient-centered, seamless care for generations to come. We truly are stronger together.

Your support makes a lifesaving impact and world-class care possible. 

Donate today

To learn more about how you can make a difference, please contact:
Amber Asbjornsen, Chief Development Officer, Northwest Network
360-788-6866 |

Stronger Together campaign mark
Peter Paulsen


We are extraordinarily grateful for Mr. Peter H. Paulsen and his transformational gift of $50M to PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center.  

Learn more about Mr. Paulsen's gift