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March 19, 2018

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First Federal Community Foundation Awards $100,000 Grant to Peacehealth St. Joseph Medical Center Foundation

Local foundation’s gift will provide funds for advanced technology and facility improvements to the Medical Center’s Cardiac Electrophysiology Lab. First Federal Community Foundation awarded a major grant of $100,000 to PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center Foundation in Bellingham, WA on November 1, 2017. The gift is part of a capital campaign to raise $677,130 for improvements to the Medical Center’s Electrophysiology Lab. The electrophysiology (EP) lab upgrades supported by this grant will substantially improve the cardiac imaging that is critical for diagnosing and treating electric activity of the heart. “These modifications and upgrades to the Cardiovascular Center’s EP Lab will significantly improve the quality of life for patients and their families,” said Karen McCormick, Executive Director of the Foundation. “We are delighted at the opportunity to partner with PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center Foundation in their commitment to providing exceptional healthcare to our community.” PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center’s Cardiovascular Center in Bellingham, WA performs more than 21,000 diagnostic imaging procedures each year. Housed within its Cardiovascular Center, the Cardiac Electrophysiology (EP) Lab cares for more than 1,600 patients each year throughout Whatcom County and its surrounding areas. “We are committed to transforming cardiovascular care for Pacific Northwest residents,” said Jennifer Fix, Gift Officer for PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center Foundation. “We extend our deepest gratitude to First Federal Community Foundation for the many ways this generous gift will touch our patients, their loved ones and our clinical caregivers.” About the First Federal Community Foundation:  First Federal Community Foundation is a private 501(c)3 charitable corporation funded with a gift of cash and stock from First Northwest Bancorp, the parent company of First Federal Savings and Loan Association of Port Angeles. The Foundation provides funding for community support, affordable housing, economic development and community development in communities where First Federal operates a full-service branch. About First Federal:  First Federal is a subsidiary of First Northwest Bancorp (FNWB). First Federal is a Washington-chartered, community-based savings bank headquartered in Port Angeles, WA. First Federal is currently serving Western Washington through 12 banking centers; located within Clallam, Jefferson, King, Kitsap and Whatcom counties. Member FDIC, Equal Housing Lender. www.ourfirstfed.com / (360) 417-3204 / (800) 800-1577.  

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