Foundation raises funds for hospital

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The Island Hospital Foundation Gala, which last year brought in more than $700,000 to fund hospital programs and equipment, is officially canceled this year.

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Hospital bringing services back, easing some restrictions

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Cardiac rehab services opened back up at Island Hospital this week, and the hospital’s walk-in clinic is expected to open June 22. The two departments at the hospital are the last to reopen their doors since the hospital got the go-ahead to start seeing nonessential patients May 18.

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Hospital Foundation made a difference

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As we have felt the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic in our area, there have been many expressions, from all quarters, of thanks and admiration for the dedication and amazing work of the employees and medical staff of Island Hospital. The hospital’s Board of Commissioners is also greatly appreciative of, and inspired by, this terrific team that … Read More

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Hospital works toward pre-pandemic numbers

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Skagit County was still waiting Tuesday for the approval from the state Department of Health to move into the second phase of Gov. Jay Inslee’s Safe Start Plan, and area hospitals have a role in showing that the area is ready.

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Hospital bringing on new doctors, services

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Island Hospital is slowly resuming services as the COVID-19 pandemic continues and has new health care providers joining the staff. Dr. Mansell Kevwitch will start in June with urology services. Dr. Shad Alli will come to Anacortes in September from Boston to work in the psychiatry and behavioral health clinic. He will expand services by … Read More

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Two months later, some good news for Island Hospital

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Finally, we get some great news as Gov. Jay Inslee announced that hospital services and elective procedures can resume. It’s been a long and challenging journey as we reduced outpatient services, canceled elective surgeries and adjusted staffing hours. I am grateful for the understanding and patience from our community, staff and providers as we worked … Read More

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Hospital keeps track of testing, treatment options available

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Island Hospital is currently using three forms of testing on patients who may have COVID-19 and keeping an eye on the possibilities for future antibody testing and vaccines. Hospital Chief Medical Officer Dr. Robert Prins said the hospital has tested 812 people and has seen 28 positive cases, including nine in the emergency department, six … Read More

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