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‘Devastated’: PeaceHealth makes cuts to palliative care

Decision to reduce services for seriously ill a broken promise, critics say

Karen Lerner sits at the kitchen table of her Bellingham home. She has been a PeaceHealth palliative care patient since her cancer diagnosis two and a half years ago. Lerner is switching to remote palliative care through Seattle's Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center because PeaceHealth is reducing its program on May 26. "That was devastating to me
Karen Lerner sits at the kitchen table of her Bellingham home. She has been a PeaceHealth palliative care patient since her cancer diagnosis two and a half years ago. Lerner is switching to remote palliative care through Seattle's Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center because PeaceHealth is reducing its program on May 26. "That was devastating to me (Hailey Hoffman/Cascadia Daily News)
By Ralph Schwartz Staff Reporter
PeaceHealth in Whatcom County is ending comprehensive outpatient palliative care on May 26, reducing

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