February 17, 2006
Volume 34
Issue 07
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The house that love built
The house that love built
700 heart shaped ballons adorn building on Valentines Day

by Robert Raketty - SGN Staff Writer

Bailey-Boushay House, a skilled nursing facility for people living with HIV/AIDS, continued its annual Valentines Day tradition of decorating its building on East Madison Street in Seattle with red balloons. This year, the unique celebration, which is meant to thank the community for its continued support, included 700 heart shaped balloons.

The symbolism was not lost on Brian Knowles, executive director of the Bailey-Boushay House. "Bailey-Boushay House was built and is maintained through contributions from our generous community," he said. "Bailey-Boushay is truly the house that love built."

Bailey-Boushay House, which opened in 1992, is the nation's first skilled nursing facility that was planned, funded, built and staffed to meet the needs of people living with HIV/AIDS. Today, Bailey-Boushay has expanded its services to include people living with other complex and life threatening diseases.

Currently, the Bailey-Boushay House is operated by Virginia Mason Medical Center. For more information about the Bailey-Boushay House call 206-322-5300 or visit:

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