PeaceHealth Peace Island Announces Additions to Rehab Therapy team 

Posted November 19, 2021 at 5:46 am by

Fri­day Har­bor, WA – We are pleased to announce that our Peace­Health Peace Island Reha­bil­i­ta­tion ther­a­py team is grow­ing and we are now able to offer our patients expand­ed ser­vices and access, includ­ing Sat­ur­day appointments.

In the last six months we have wel­comed three new mem­bers to our ther­a­py team:

  • Andrea Jakus Wight, MPT, start­ed full-time on Mon­day, Oct. 19, as an outpatient/acute PT. Vale­dic­to­ri­an of her 2006 grad­u­at­ing class at D’Youville Col­lege, Jakus Wight most recent­ly worked at Roy­al Vic­to­ria Hos­pi­tal in Mon­tre­al, Que­bec. Her clin­i­cal strengths include Case­ly Smith Lym­phede­ma Cer­ti­fi­ca­tion, oncol­o­gy man­age­ment and upper extrem­i­ty management.
  • Gar­rett Masao­ka, PTA, joined us in late Sep­tem­ber, work­ing 20 hours a week in out­pa­tient phys­i­cal ther­a­py. He grad­u­at­ed cum laude from What­com Com­mu­ni­ty Col­lege in 2016 and was most recent­ly work­ing at a phys­i­cal ther­a­py prac­tice in Guam. He has com­plet­ed CEUs in bal­ance, vestibu­lar dys­func­tion, chron­ic pain and ortho­pe­dic rehab.
  • Pat­ti Bjar­na­son, SLP, start­ed as a per diem speech and lan­guage pathol­o­gist in June. She has worked on the island for more than 15 years in home health, pri­vate out­pa­tient ther­a­py and acute ther­a­py at Peace Island.

L‑R: Andrea Jakus Wight, MPT, Gar­rett Masao­ka, PTA, Pat­ti Bjar­na­son, SLP and Tyler Howe – Con­tributed photos

The three new team mem­bers join Tyler Howe, DPT, who joined Peace Island full-time in Decem­ber of 2019 as a phys­i­cal ther­a­pist cov­er­ing out­pa­tient and acute ser­vices. A 2016 grad­u­ate of the Uni­ver­si­ty of Wash­ing­ton, Howe has com­plet­ed CEUs in man­u­al ther­a­py and basic vestibu­lar dys­func­tion and is inter­est­ed in pur­su­ing Sports Cer­ti­fied Spe­cial­ist or Ortho­pe­dic Clin­i­cal Spe­cial­ist designation.

For infor­ma­tion or to sched­ule call 360–378-1747 (option 2).

About Peace­Health: Peace­Health, based in Van­cou­ver, Wash., is a not-for-prof­it Catholic health sys­tem offer­ing care to com­mu­ni­ties in Wash­ing­ton, Ore­gon and Alas­ka. Peace­Health has approx­i­mate­ly 16,000 care­givers, a med­ical group prac­tice with more than 1,200 providers and 10 med­ical cen­ters serv­ing both urban and rur­al com­mu­ni­ties through­out the North­west. In 1890, the Sis­ters of St. Joseph of Peace found­ed what has become Peace­Health. The Sis­ters shared exper­tise and trans­ferred wis­dom from one med­ical cen­ter to anoth­er, always find­ing the best way to serve the unmet need for health­care in their com­mu­ni­ties. Today, Peace­Health is the lega­cy of the found­ing Sis­ters and con­tin­ues with a spir­it of respect, stew­ard­ship, col­lab­o­ra­tion and social jus­tice in ful­fill­ing its Mis­sion. Vis­it us online at peacehealth.org

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