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PeaceHealth’s advance care planning efforts recognized

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VANCOUVER, Wash. – PeaceHealth was recently recognized for its robust advance care planning efforts by Honoring Choices Pacific Northwest.

As part of National Healthcare Decisions Day, Honoring Choices called on its community partners in Washington to step up their engagement efforts. The organization with the highest level of engagement would be deemed the contest winner.

Throughout the month of April PeaceHealth held advance care planning workshops and hosted an online webinar. The effort involved collaboration between PeaceHealth, the community, volunteers and advance care planning advocates.

The collective work earned PeaceHealth the top spot in the engagement contest’s large organization category.

Check out PeaceHealth’s National Healthcare Decisions Day stats for Washington:

  • 23 events.
  • 670 people engaged.
  • 110 completed advance directives.

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About PeaceHealth: PeaceHealth, based in Vancouver, Wash., is a not-for-profit Catholic health system offering care to communities in Washington, Oregon and Alaska. PeaceHealth has approximately 16,000 caregivers, a group practice with more than 1,200 providers and 10 medical centers serving both urban and rural communities throughout the Northwest. In 1890, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace founded what has become PeaceHealth. The Sisters shared expertise and transferred wisdom from one medical center to another, always finding the best way to serve the unmet need for healthcare in their communities. Today, PeaceHealth is the legacy of the founding Sisters and continues with a spirit of respect, stewardship, collaboration and social justice in fulfilling its Mission.