11:17 on 11–17 at 1117 Spring St.
Posted November 13, 2012 at 5:00 am by Tim Dustrude
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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