11:17 on 11–17 at 1117 Spring St.

Posted November 13, 2012 at 5:00 am by

PeaceHealth Peace Island Medical Center

Just in case you haven’t heard — the open house is this com­ing Sat­ur­day for the new med­ical cen­ter. Here’s the offi­cial word from Peace Health:

Peace­Health Peace Island Med­ical Cen­ter, San Juan Island’s new crit­i­cal access hos­pi­tal which will open for busi­ness on Mon­day, Nov. 26, will be open to the com­mu­ni­ty for tours and a rib­bon-cut­ting cer­e­mo­ny on Sat­ur­day, Nov. 17.
On Nov. 17, between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. vis­i­tors are invit­ed to tour Peace Island Med­ical Cen­ter at 1117 Spring St. in Fri­day Har­bor, with a spe­cial rib­bon-cut­ting cer­e­mo­ny begin­ning at 11:17 a.m. in the main lob­by. (Note: the event offi­cial­ly begins at 11:17 a.m. on 11–17 at 1117 Spring St.)

Peace­Health Peace Island Med­ical Cen­ter – the result of a col­lab­o­ra­tion between the San Juan Coun­ty Hos­pi­tal Dis­trict No. 1 and Peace­Health – is a ten-bed crit­i­cal access hos­pi­tal, which will also house a new, expand­ed pri­ma­ry care and spe­cial­ty clin­ic, can­cer cen­ter, expand­ed diag­nos­tic and treat­ment ser­vices, an oper­at­ing suite for out­pa­tient pro­ce­dures and a 24-hour emer­gency depart­ment with five beds.  Its design is the result of a col­lab­o­ra­tive process involv­ing the Island com­mu­ni­ty, Peace­Health and the facility’s archi­tec­tur­al firm, Mahlum.
“The new med­ical cen­ter is stun­ning – inside and out­side,” Jim Barn­hart, chief admin­is­tra­tive offi­cer for PIMC, said. “The island-led design team has worked tire­less­ly to cre­ate a facil­i­ty that includes state of the art tech­nol­o­gy with­in a heal­ing envi­ron­ment that fits beau­ti­ful­ly with­in its nat­ur­al surroundings.
“The open house will be a won­der­ful oppor­tu­ni­ty for com­mu­ni­ty mem­bers to come see for them­selves the tech­nol­o­gy, ser­vices and struc­ture of their new med­ical cen­ter,” said Barnhart.

The hos­pi­tal project con­tin­ues to be on bud­get and on sched­ule. As con­struc­tion wraps up, local­ly pro­vid­ed or pro­cured art is being placed around the med­ical cen­ter, while land­scap­ing should be com­plet­ed the first week of December.

Inter­Is­land Med­ical Cen­ter staff, includ­ing all physi­cians, will tran­si­tion to Peace Island Med­ical Cen­ter when it opens. At that time, the total num­ber of physi­cians (includ­ing part time vis­it­ing spe­cial­ists) serv­ing the Hos­pi­tal Dis­trict will near­ly double.

Peace­Health Peace Island Med­ical Cen­ter, a crit­i­cal access hos­pi­tal on San Juan Island, will oper­ate as part of the  Peace­Health St. Joseph Med­ical Cen­ter net­work of care, which includes a not-for-prof­it full-ser­vice hos­pi­tal found­ed by the Sis­ters of St. Joseph of Peace, and is part of the Peace­Health sys­tem with med­ical cen­ters in Alas­ka, Wash­ing­ton and Ore­gon.  In addi­tion to the hos­pi­tal and Peace­Health Med­ical Group, PeaceHealth’s ser­vices in North­west Wash­ing­ton include sev­er­al Cen­ters of Excel­lence, North Cas­cade Car­di­ol­o­gy, a diag­nos­tic lab­o­ra­to­ry, a joint ven­ture out­pa­tient imag­ing ser­vice and a spe­cial­ty clin­ic in Sedro-Woolley.

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