Why choose Island Health
At Island Health, you will be cared for by dedicated medical professionals who live and work in your community. We are a small but mighty health system, renowned for our holistic approach to patient care where our healthcare professionals treat you with empathy and respect. As one of the top 100 rural hospitals in the United States, you can expect the highest quality of care where you actively participate in your healthcare planning and goal-setting. While we are part of a small island community, our partner affiliates and resources are vast. We coordinate care between specialists, community health services and nearby hospitals to provide the most appropriate level of care for each patient. Rest assured, we are here for you—wherever you are and whenever you need us.
The staff at Island Health is transforming the delivery of healthcare by actively developing relationships with patients to place them in the center of their care. As a result, you should always understand what is happening and why, and feel comfortable with your capacity to make decisions. That is why our highly-qualified team of healthcare providers work alongside you and show you respect as an individual, guided by the values of empathy, equality and integrity.
We are honored to repeatedly receive a 4-star hospital rating by Medicare based upon patient survey responses and to be named a Top 100 rural and community hospital in the United States. Our commitment to patient excellence and safety is what shapes and inspires the work we do every day. Every patient we help tells the story of how Island Health comes together to help those in need.
Courageous care is at the heart of everything we do. We believe that everyone should have the opportunity to thrive in life and have access to services that enable them to improve and maintain their health. We are accountable to our patients and each other. We are here to help you through every stage of life and care for you during the most sensitive and challenging times. Because you deserve a fulfilling life, our courageous healthcare providers are trained in leading-edge approaches to medicine that will get you back to the crucial roles you play within the community.
Island Health providers are trained in remote and island settings. We are committed to accessible healthcare to all and we pride ourselves on providing exceptional care, close to home. Island Health holds Level II Stroke and Level III Trauma Center designations, provides tele-ICU services, houses revolutionary spine robot technology and partners with Airlift NW for swift and safe transport to critical care. Our services are extensive and rapidly adapting to meet the needs of our community. We strive to make services more convenient and readily available and improve coordination of care amongst all members of your healthcare team. We strive to ensure you live a healthy and productive life. Courageous care means going the extra mile for our patients and for each other.
Read some of our stories of courage below.
Our physicians, nurses and staff choose to live in the community where they work. We are neighbors caring for neighbors, proud to encourage you to understand and learn about your health and wellness. We are committed to supporting positive change and growth and empowering people in every corner of the community to look after their wellbeing and stay independent. Our organization is built upon empathy. Our services are shaped by the inspiring and courageous staff who choose to work at Island Health. We are here to improve your health so you can get back to experiencing life in all its fullness.