Serving Skagit, Island, San Juan, and Snohomish Counties

About Us

Hospice of the Northwest brings comfort and hope to individuals and families facing life-limiting illness with a holistic approach addressing the mind, body, and spirit.

Together our team provides comprehensive care for patients and the circle of support who care for them.

We’ve been serving the residents of Skagit, Island, San Juan and Snohomish Counties since 1989.

Esme – administrative staff
  • Medical Directors are physicians trained in hospice and palliative care.
  • Registered Nurses and LPNs are highly experienced in caring for patients with life-limiting illnesses.
  • Social Workers focus on the non-medical needs of patients and families. With extensive experience in family and individual counseling, they can facilitate coping, find answers to questions, and locate community resources.
  • Spiritual Counselors address spiritual concerns by helping patients find meaning in their lives while respecting their individual beliefs.
  • Certified Nursing Aides are skilled at providing personal care for patients.
  • Administrative Staff provide the framework and infrastructure to augment and support the rest of the team who are working directly with families and patients out in the field.
  • Volunteers are specially trained to assist patients with caring companionship and respite visits for caregiver relief.
  • Integrative Therapies like massage, therapeutic music, aromatherapy, and animal assisted activities address emotional, spiritual, and physical pain without using medication.
  • Donors provide the support that makes our work possible.

Hospice of the Northwest awarded CHAP Accreditation

Mount Vernon, WA – 8/18/2017 – Community Health Accreditation Program, Inc., (CHAP) has announced that Hospice of the Northwest has been awarded continuation of CHAP accreditation under the CHAP Hospice Standards of Excellence.

CHAP accreditation demonstrates that Hospice of the Northwest meets the industry’s highest nationally recognized standards. Rigorous evaluation by CHAP focuses on structure and function, quality of services and products, human and financial resources, and long term viability. Through CHAP accreditation, Hospice of the Northwest is also certified as a Medicare provider.

“We are very pleased that Hospice of the Northwest chose CHAP accreditation,” said Michael S. Grogan, Senior Vice President of Business Development. “Voluntarily selecting to achieve CHAP accreditation and meeting our high standards of excellence demonstrates Hospice of the Northwest’s commitment to quality. CHAP is delighted to work with their entire team through the ongoing process of quality improvement.”

Hospice of the Northwest has been providing a variety of hospice services to patients and their families in Skagit, Island, San Juan and Snohomish Counties since 1989. Hospice of the Northwest is a highly skilled, thoughtful and resourceful group of nursing, medical, social and spiritual professionals, who demonstrate compassion and dignity in the care they provide to patients facing serious illness and the loved ones who care for them.

CHAP is an independent, not-for profit, accrediting body for community-based health care organizations. Created in 1965, CHAP was the first to recognize the need and value for accreditation in community –based care. CHAP is the oldest national, community-based accrediting body with more than 5,000 agencies currently accredited nationwide. Through “deeming authority” granted by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), CHAP has the regulatory authority to survey agencies providing home health, hospice and home medical equipment services, to determine if they meet the Medicare Conditions of Participation and CMS Quality Standards. CHAP’s purpose is to define and advance the highest standards of community-based care.

For more information about the CHAP accreditation process, please visit the CHAP website at For additional information on CHAP, please contact Michael S. Gordon, Senior Vice President of Business Development, at 202.862.3413 or

For additional information, contact Bob Laws, Executive Director at Hospice of the Northwest at (360) 814-5550 or

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