Topic: Health & Wellness

San Juan County Public Hospital District #1 to Acquire The Village at the Harbor

Written on December 2, 2021 at 9:40 am, by

On Novem­ber 2, 2021, San Juan Coun­ty res­i­dents vot­ed in favor of the Dis­trict acquir­ing the Vil­lage at the Har­bor. Inte­gra­tion of the Vil­lage into the Hos­pi­tal Dis­trict will begin in ear­ly March of 2022. The cur­rent admin­is­tra­tor at the Vil­lage, Evan Per­rol­laz, has agreed to remain in his posi­tion indef­i­nite­ly fol­low­ing the acqui­si­tion.  Part  Con­tin­ue Reading

Island Senior: Healthy Holidays and the COVID-19 Variant Omicron

Written on December 1, 2021 at 5:50 am, by

“Island Senior” is a reg­u­lar col­umn on the San Juan Update writ­ten by Peg­gy Sue McRae… Cel­e­brat­ing Thanks­giv­ing with friends, all of us dou­ble vaxed and boost­ered, we enjoyed a relax­ing evening with­out wear­ing masks. In spite of win­ter spikes in local num­bers of COVID cas­es it was begin­ning to look like we might be approach­ing  Con­tin­ue Reading

“Communities of Hope” Gala a Successful Event

Written on December 1, 2021 at 5:40 am, by

Com­pass Health’s 2021 Build­ing Com­mu­ni­ties of Hope Gala Rais­es Near­ly $110,000 to Ben­e­fit Child, Youth and Fam­i­ly Behav­ioral Health Ser­vices EVERETT, Wash., Nov. 30, 2021 – Com­pass Health’s fifth-annu­al Build­ing Com­mu­ni­ties of Hope Gala raised near­ly $110,000 in sup­port of the organization’s child, youth and fam­i­ly behav­ioral health ser­vices dur­ing a vir­tu­al event held on  Con­tin­ue Reading

PIMC Earns National Award

Written on November 30, 2021 at 8:47 am, by

Peace Health shares this announce­ment with you… Fri­day Har­bor, Wash. – We are pleased to announce that Peace­Health Peace Island Med­ical Cen­ter has been rec­og­nized with a 2021 Guardian of Excel­lence Award® by Press Ganey, the nation­al leader in health­care con­sumer and work­force engage­ment. Peace­Health Peace Island has earned this dis­tinc­tion five years in a row,  Con­tin­ue Reading

Weekly Covid Case Update

Written on November 27, 2021 at 8:45 am, by

Since the last update on Fri­day Novem­ber 18th, there have been 27 new con­firmed or prob­a­ble cas­es in San Juan Coun­ty. Cur­rent case count is now 431. There are approx­i­mate­ly eight unvac­ci­nat­ed close con­tacts of pos­i­tive cas­es cur­rent­ly in quar­an­tine in the islands. Lopez Island: There are four­teen new cas­es on Lopez Island since the last  Con­tin­ue Reading

San Juan EMS to Remain Under the Jurisdiction of San Juan County Public Hospital District No. 1

Written on November 26, 2021 at 5:45 am, by

On Novem­ber 2, 2021, res­i­dents vot­ed for San Juan Island EMS to remain under the juris­dic­tion of San Juan Coun­ty Pub­lic Hos­pi­tal Dis­trict No. 1. The Dis­trict will seek to renew its San Juan Island EMS levy in the upcom­ing Feb­ru­ary 8, 2022, elec­tion. Cur­rent­ly, San Juan Island EMS is at the end of a six-year  Con­tin­ue Reading

Expanded Booster Availability

Written on November 24, 2021 at 5:44 am, by

San Juan Coun­ty Health & Com­mu­ni­ty Ser­vices has just released 4,000 Mod­er­na boost­er appoint­ments for clin­ics occur­ring on Lopez, Orcas, and San Juan Islands the week of Decem­ber 13th. Full details and links to reg­is­ter are avail­able at: These boost­ers are avail­able for any ful­ly vac­ci­nat­ed islander age 18+ who received their last dose  Con­tin­ue Reading

San Juan EMS Hosts a Traditional “Push-In” Ceremony

Written on November 23, 2021 at 5:45 am, by

On Novem­ber 10th, 2021, San Juan Island Emer­gency Med­ical Ser­vices cel­e­brat­ed the addi­tion of a new ambu­lance to their fleet by host­ing a push-in cer­e­mo­ny. Mem­bers of the pub­lic, press, and Hos­pi­tal Dis­trict Board were invit­ed to assist EMS employ­ees and vol­un­teers in a tra­di­tion­al “push-in” cer­e­mo­ny and cel­e­brate the ben­e­fits the new ambu­lance will  Con­tin­ue Reading