Submitted by PeaceHealth

The Whatcom Hospice Foundation announced that it recently purchased an 8.82-acre parcel of land directly adjacent to the campus of Whatcom Hospice at 2902 Douglas Ave. in the Happy Valley Neighborhood in Bellingham.

The seller of the property was the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

The foundation’s board president, Lynda Erickson, explained that “the Whatcom Hospice Foundation’s sole interest in purchasing the property is to further its mission by potentially expanding the hospice facility and, most importantly, maintaining a tranquil environment for patients and their families.”  Erickson further said that the foundation board and Whatcom Hospice staff “are profoundly appreciative of this opportunity to maintain and perhaps expand the serene surroundings that bring comfort to those at their end of life, and to their families.”  There are no immediate plans for development.

The land was largely purchased by a single, anonymous donation to the Whatcom Hospice Foundation. “We are forever grateful for the incredibly generosity and vision demonstrated by this donor,” said Erickson. 

The foundation is an independent 501c (3) nonprofit organization that wholly owns the property and buildings that together comprise the Whatcom Hospice campus on Douglas Ave.  The Foundation contracts with PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center to manage the day-to-day operations of Whatcom Hospice, including the 12-bed Hospice House. 

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