PeaceHealth Peace Island Announces Additions to Rehab Therapy team 

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

Posted on November 19, 2021 at 5:46 am by

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