WSNA is aware of the poten­tial sale of Hospice of the NW to Bristol Hospice. We are also aware of the incred­ible impact this will have on the staff who provide this critical service and the negative effect this may have on the commu­ni­ties and patients you serve. Please know WSNA is utilizing every resource to assist all of you in your fight to preserve the valuable service!

At this time, WSNA has taken the following steps

  1. A formal request for infor­ma­tion has been submitted asking for details on the poten­tial sale and a projected timeline. You may read the full letter here.
  2. WSNA is assisting in sched­uling a video town hall with your local legis­la­tors to provide staff an oppor­tu­nity to speak directly with those who repre­sent you and your community.
  3. WSNA is utilizing our national affil­i­ates to further assist in this endeavor to preserve Hospice of the NW.
  4. WSNA members can speak at the public hospital district board of commissioner’s meetings. They include:

Skagit Regional Board next meeting Nov. 20 at 8 a.m.

United public district 304 meeting Oct. 28 at 8 a.m.and again Nov. 18 at 8 a.m.. https://​united​gen​eral​.org/​a​b​o​u​t​-​d​i​s​t​r​i​c​t​-​3​0​4​/​c​o​m​m​issioners/

Please see instruc­tions for signing up to speak on their website. 

Your entire WSNA family across ALL the counties you serve stand behind you and support all of you. Please reach out to your WSNA Hospice Liaison Kristen McKay or any of your elected WSNA local officers listed below.

Addition­ally, please contact your nurse rep Sue Dunlap at for any questions or concerns. WSNA will commu­ni­cate promptly as devel­op­ments occur during this time!

Please ensure your email and cell phone number are current to receive ongoing commu­ni­ca­tion. You can email changes to

Liz Rainaud, MSN, RN – Local Unit Chair:
Jessica Googe, RN – Local Unit Secre­tary
Hannah Guy, BSN RN – Local Unit Treasurer
Kristi Perez, RN CMSRN – Local Unit Griev­ance Officer
Cheryl Pedersen, RN – Local Unit Griev­ance Officer
Rachel Yates, RN – Local Unit Co-Membership