Wellness is an ongoing journey encompassing all aspects of health: physical, mental, social and emotional. Skagit Regional Health is here to help you Be Well by offering health education, classes, screenings and convenient access to local, expert care when and where you need it.
Care for you. Care for each other. Care to keep you healthy.
Skagit Regional Health is your partner in wellness. With our goal of building healthier communities, we are committed to helping you with all of your healthcare needs. This commitment includes:
- Growing the number of primary care providers and advanced specialists available through Skagit Regional Health’s clinics and hospital campuses.
- Helping you stay up to date on important health screenings.
- Providing convenient virtual care options.
- Offering podcasts and health-related classes to help you learn about and engage in behaviors that benefit your wellbeing.
We encourage you to make choices to support a healthy, balanced life, from engaging in regular exercise and proper nutrition to fostering supportive social connections and partnering with Skagit Regional Health for your healthcare needs. How will you Be Well?
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Breast cancer is the second most common cancer in women after skin cancer. Mammography offers early detection of breast cancer. Skagit Regional Health offers 3D mammography in two convenient locations - in Mount Vernon at the Women's Imaging Center and in Arlington at Cascade Valley Hospital.
Breast Cancer Screening
Mammogram screenings can help reduce the mortality rate from breast cancer among women. Listen in as oncologist Michal Whiton, MD and radiologist Aaron Yu, MD, discuss who is most at risk for breast cancer, the benefits of 3D mammography and more.
Cancer Care Services Close to Home
Skagit Regional Health provides expert cancer care to residents in Northwest Washington. Our team of highly-trained cancer specialists provide comprehensive cancer care services to families across Skagit, Island and north Snohomish counties.
Palliative and Spiritual Care at Skagit Regional Health
The Palliative and Spiritual Care Department at Skagit Regional Health provides emotional and spiritual support for patients, families, staff and providers.
At the heart of this department is the chaplain. The chaplain’s role is to provide psycho-spiritual support for patients and their families, friends, circles of care, as well as for staff and providers. This is done through one-to-one and family meetings, and through the development and implementation of staff and provider peer support practices and services for both severe chronic and acute stressors.
The chaplain offers spiritual support and counsel to meet spiritual and emotional needs. This includes, though not limited to:
- Spiritual presence, perspective and interventions including active listening, skilled comforting touch, spiritual counseling and prayer.
- Participating in family meetings (to consider goals of care, address communication concerns, etc.).
- Advance care planning and, at times, considering the appropriateness and desire for hospice referral.
- Facilitating community clergy visits and rituals for hospitalized patients.
We are dedicated to understanding and satisfying our patients' needs and committed to your improved well-being. Anyone can make a referral for spiritual care or services. Chaplains may provide additional support especially in the following situations: new diagnosis, end-of-life decisions and care, fetal demise, special religious concerns that affect medical treatment and additional care for patients who are far from home or without support systems.