Who are we? 

Honoring Choices Pacific Northwest is a joint initiative between the Washington State Hospital Association and Washington State Medical Association.  

We inspire conversations about the care people want at the end of life. This comprehensive initiative uses a variety of approaches, such as an advance care planning program, community engagement, physician education, advocacy, and a central repository. 

 We help the public make informed choices about end-of-life care.  We help health care organizations and community groups discuss, record and honor people’s end-of-life choices. 

 We are a philanthropic endeavor so all who want to participate can. 

Donna Oiland

"To most people, the image of someone spitting on combat boots would not conjure up an image of what love looks like – but for me, it is a perfect picture of the meaning of the word."

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