Whatcom County Medical Society turns 125

The Whatcom County Medical Society, a nonprofit organization that promotes public health and physician education, celebrates its 125th anniversary this month.

The professional association, made up of local physicians, provides a variety of services to its members and the community, including a physician referral line for patients (360-676-7630) and information on Washington’s Death with Dignity Act, the state law that allows terminally-ill people to voluntarily end their lives with physician-prescribed lethal medication.

The association also provides scholarships for pre-med students at Western Washington University, and collaborates with local health organizations such as the Whatcom Alliance for Health Advancement and Chuckanut Health Foundation (formerly known as St. Luke’s Foundation) to address health care issues in the region.

Bellingham Mayor Kelli Linville and Whatcom County Executive Jack Louws are expected to issue a joint proclamation on Friday, April 25, honoring the society and noting the occasion.

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