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Shelter offers the homeless a place for rest and healing

When most of us are discharged from the hospital emergency department with a prescription for “medical rest,” we have a safe, warm bed to go home to for recovery and healing. But, for hundreds of homeless people in Washington’s Snohomish County ....
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It's never too late for substance abuse treatment

Adam’s* substance abuse issue had gotten so severe that he was drinking anything that contained alcohol, from hair spray to hand sanitizer. Because this kind of alcohol was not meant for consumption, it caused an array of medical issues ....
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Encouraging conversations about end-of-life care

Providence Health & Services in Southwest Washington is leading a communitywide effort to highlight the importance of advance care planning, and helping make these difficult conversations easier. “What would happen if you became very sick and couldn’t tell your doctor what kind of care you wanted?” ....
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About Providence Health & Services Washington

Providence Health & Services (PH&S) is a not-for-profit Catholic health care ministry committed to providing for the needs of the communities it serves – especially for those who are poor and vulnerable. The Washington region of Providence is composed of a comprehensive array of health services providers across seven service areas. Headquartered in Spokane, the region includes Spokane and Stevens counties, Walla Walla, Tri-Cities, Olympia, Centralia and Everett, Washington. The delivery system includes a full continuum of services including 11 hospitals, more than 2,000 employed providers in the Providence and Kadlec Medical Groups and more than 21,000 caregivers (all employees). Providence Health & Services is part of Providence St. Joseph Health, formed in 2016 by the joining of Providence Health & Services and St. Joseph Health.