Doctors are often caregivers, trusted advisers, friends and heroes. They are committed to improving your health and the health of your family, friends, and neighbors. Thursday, March 30th is National Doctors, Day, and you can honor your Island Health doctor for the great care you have received by making a donation in their name. Your […]

Dianne Kuhn, New Emeritus Member

Island Health Foundation honors board member, Dianne Kuhn, with prestigious Emeritus membership. Emeritus members are deemed by fellow board members to have provided particularly notable and significant contributions to the Foundation and Island Health. Desiring to impact the health and wellness of her community, in 2005 Dianne began her involvement with Island Health by serving […]

The Swain Legacy

Imagine your life’s legacy transforming an entire community. Imagine knowing that your generosity will save not just one life, but many. Imagine the effects of your hard work carrying on for generations to come. Planned giving can do just that. With a legacy gift, such as a bequest or estate gift, you can ensure future […]

Tech On Wheels

Have you HERD about the COWs? Did you know that life-saving technology is hidden in plain sight throughout Island Health? At the end of 2021, you made it possible for a herd of Computers on Wheels (affectionately also known as COWs) to be purchased, elevating the quality of care at Island Health. COWs make it […]

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 […]

Let’s Talk about TECH

When most people hear “rural hospital” their minds don’t immediately think of leading-edge technology, until now. In 2021, your giving supported the purchase of technology that elevated care and improved patient outcomes for your community. The Soltive SuperPulsed Laser System This incredible machine combines three separate pieces of technology into one high-powered, portable and precise […]

Crisis Support in the Emergency Department

Imagine an Emergency Department (ED). In one room there is an elderly man visiting after his third ground-level fall. In another room there is a preteen girl experiencing a mental health crisis. Across the hall is another patient who is struggling with addiction. The patient in the neighboring room is realizing they will need long-term […]

Impact You Can Feel in Your Bones

Since 2019, the demand for a DXA scan increased by 19%, and thanks to you, that demand is being met with the most up-to-date and leading-edge technology available. Thanks to your generosity, a Hologic DXA Scanner was purchased to replace an aging machine. This new scanner is truly a leading-edge piece of technology because the […]

Better Mental Health for the Next Generation

To say that the pandemic has been difficult on young people is an understatement. With the return of in-person schooling, many students are now facing new obstacles – but because of you, they don’t have to face those obstacles alone. The Mental Health Intervention Program in the Schools program is entirely funded by donations. This […]

Reach Out & Read

Your generosity is making an early impact on young patients at Island Primary Care – M Avenue (formerly Family Medicine Anacortes). When children ages 6 months to 5 years visited Island Primary Care – M Avenue for an annual well-child visit last year, they receive an age appropriate book to take home. Each book given […]