Island Hospital
Emergency Department
Meeting the emergency care needs of our local community and island neighbors, Island Hospital brings the expertise of a Level III Emergency Department 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The Level III distinction, attained only through a stringent survey process, assures excellence in trauma care, an exemplary staff and the most current technology.
Emergency Department

For a medical emergency dial 911.

Committed Professionals

Our Emergency Department professionals do all they can to be educated and trained in the latest emergency-medicine procedures:
  • Our Emergency Department RNs maintain certification in pediatric emergency nursing, trauma nursing, advanced cardiac life support and adult emergency medicine.
  • Emergency Department MDs are board certified

When Minutes Matter

Our staff has vital experience to meet any emergency-care challenge. Through the latest in communications, transportation and technology, the Island Hospital Emergency Department is able to quickly treat patients despite the difficulties present in a rural island environment.

  • Arriving Med Flights achieve a 10 – 15 minute response time from the islands.
  • Departing flights transfer patients to facilities in Seattle, Bellingham and other locations as needed. Incidentally, we're told time and again what a fine job we do stabilizing and readying a person for transfer.
  • Once stabilized, persons with head or spinal cord injuries, as well as heart surgery patients are transferred to specialized facilities.

Proven Quality

National Research Measures ER Services
A nationally recognized healthcare-research firm conducted telephone surveys to discover how patients feel about their emergency room treatment and care. More than 200 patients who had been seen in Island Hospital's ER (representing 25.8% of those seen during the month) were contacted. Their responses were evaluated with those of patients who had visited other ERs in our region and in the Western U.S.

Island Hospital Earns Top Spot
The results were outstanding! Island received the highest rankings in 25 out of 26 areas, with scores generally in the high 90s (out of 100). Moreover, the Western U.S. database revealed that IH set the benchmark in nine of 12 key areas, and came within one percentage point of achieving another two.

  Contact Us

Emergency Department
1211 24th Street
Anacortes, WA 98221

(360) 299-1311

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