The Lookout Coalition
Raleigh Bowden MD is the founder and currently works for the Lookout Coalition as Associate Director in Twisp, WA. She is also the Director of the Okanogan Palliative Care Team which she helped start in 2018. She is Board certified in Pediatrics and Pediatric Hematology-Oncology and has spent the last 40 years in one aspect or another of end of life care.
The Lookout Coalition serves people in the Methow Valley, WA facing complex medical challenges, including aging and end-of-life through as part of a volunteer house-call based practice. Her program includes 3 physicians, a nurse, an MSW, a counselor and a chaplain. She helped found the Suicide Intervention Team. She is also part of an effort by the local Emergency Medical Services Program to increase access to health care for high risk patients and help provide access to local health care providers.
Her most recent passion led her to join and start a clinical site with the WA State Rural Palliative Care Initiative where she serves on the Planning Committee. As part of this effort she is on the faculty for the Palliative Care Telemedicine Consult pilot (June 2018-present). Prior to moving to Okanogan County in rural WA State, she lived in Seattle WA and directed a Program in the Clinical Division at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and was on faculty at the University of Washington School of Medicine (1983-1998), served and Cancer and Inpatient Hospice Medical Director at Providence Medical Center (1998-2003) and founded and directed the Seattle African American Comfort Program in (2003-2008), serving end of life needs of the African Americans and training health care providers to provide culturally respectful end of life care.