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Hospice Invites Community to Light Up a Life


Adventist Health Hospice serving Tillamook County invites the community to participate our annual Light Up a Life campaign that raises funds to help meet the needs of local hospice patients and their families all year long.

This year, the focal event of the Light Up a Life campaign will be the Reading of the Names ceremony to be held on Thursday, January 4, 2018, at noon in the Copeland & Hatfield Community Rooms of the Tillamook County Library in Tillamook. Throughout the holiday season, a display with the names remembered can be viewed in the front lobby of Tillamook Regional Medical Center.

A donation during this time, made in memory of someone who has died, or in honor of someone still living, helps to ensure that hospice care is available to anyone in our community with a terminal illness. Donations are gratefully accepted: by mail to PO Box 188 in Tillamook; in person at the Hospice office, located at 980 Third Street, Suite 400, in Tillamook: and online at

“The support and care that our Hospice team provides to individuals and their loved ones during the last days of their life journey is so important,” shares DeeDee Haliski RN. “I believe in my heart that as a hospice nurse I go out as the hands and feet to share the love of God.”

Families also share what a difference it makes to have Hospice care for their loved ones. As one person shared, “During such a hard time you are like angels coming to help and support us…God bless you, Tillamook team!”

Hospice provides compassionate end of life care, including medications related to the terminal illness, equipment required to care for a person at home, and professional services to around 100 patients throughout the Tillamook region each year. The Hospice team, which includes a physician, nurses, aides for personal care, a social worker and chaplain, as well as volunteers, has as their sole focus supporting the person and their loved one along the last journey of learning, loving and reflecting together. While most insurances cover hospice care, each year there are some individuals who receive financial assistance for some or all of the services they need.

For more information, please call the Tillamook Hospice office at (503) 815-2486.