Island Health Receives 5-Star Honors from CMS!

You have helped Island Health earn an overall 5-star hospital rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)—the highest distinction awarded by the federal agency. Of the 3,093 hospitals rated by CMS in 2022, 13.81% earned a five-star rating. Island Health is one of seven hospitals in Washington State, and the only hospital […]

The Weight of Your Impact

Families are traveling all the way from Oak Harbor, the San Juan Islands and beyond to have their babies born right here, in your hospital, because of the level of care that they receive here. Thanks to your generous giving, a Tanita BD-815U Neonatal/Lactation Baby Scale was purchased to support the lactation program.  The lactation […]

The Importance of Healthcare Close to Home: Michelle’s Story

As a teacher at Anacortes High School and a mother of three girls, Michelle’s life was already full. But when abdominal pain started keeping Michelle up at night, high-quality care close to home became a critical need.   One summer night, Michelle began having uncomfortable abdominal pain. The pain eventually went away so Michelle thought nothing […]

A Life-Changing Injury Led to a Lifetime of Service

It was 1986. The neighbor’s dog, Dingo, kept John company as he drove the tractor around the property. John paused to check the tractor’s bucket. The next thing John remembers is being on the ground with several broken ribs and 11 pelvic fractures. The tractor’s gears had engaged and rolled over him. With no one […]