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Press Release: Honoring Choices PNW Partnering with Gundersen Health

For Immediate Release  July 31, 2015                                                                                                                                 Contacts: Mary Kay Clunies-Ross at MaryKayCR@wsha.org    Graham Short at gfs@wsma.org Washington physicians and hospitals support advance care planning for public and medical community Honoring Choices® Pacific Northwest is implementing a program to honor health care wishes in the last chapters of life. SEATTLE – Honoring Choices® Pacific Northwest, a collaborative initiative between physicians and hospitals, has partnered with national leader Gundersen Health to bring …Read More

Wisconsin is learning how to die

La Crosse is a small town in western Wisconsin, right on the Minnesota border. It has about 51,000 residents. And La Crosse has, over the past three decades, done something remarkable: nearly all its residents have a plan for how they want to die. “One of our doctors recently told me that making a plan is just like taking blood pressure or doing allergy tests,” says Bud Hammes, a medical …Read More