Press Release: UW Medicine and PeaceHealth have signed an agreement to make UW Medicine the preferred healthcare system of choice for complex tertiary and quaternary care for patients receiving care in PeaceHealth’s Northwest Network, officials announced.
"PIMC does not provide maternity services," PIMC CEO Jim Barnhart told the local hospital district. If a private facility provides maternity care and receives taxpayer funds it is required by state law to provide a full range of reproductive services as required by state law.
An article by John Perr in the Daily Kos, ACLU lawsuit highlights growing dangers for women at Catholic hospitals covers the nation-wide issue of health care decisions being made by Catholic Bishops rather than medical providers.
The list of firsts accomplished at PeaceIsland Medical Center in its initial year of operation ranges from life-saving blood transfusions to overnight hospital stays to colonoscopies. Out-patient surgeries, which are set to begin in March, will be the next milestone.
The Islands are buzzing with the usual seasonal activity. The rush of tourists coming and going provides a rhythm to each day that shouts: Summer has arrived! PeaceHealth Peace Island Medical Center is a buzz with activity, too.
Related less to the sunny days, our increased activity is due to an expansion of service to meet Islanders’ needs here at home, as well as the medical needs of our Island visitors.