Medical Center celebrates first anniversary Sunday, noon to 4 p.m.

Peace Island Medical Center
Peace Island Medical Center's wall of art features works by local artists, and images of island history and notable pioneers in the medical field of San Juan Island, like a painting Dr. Victor Capron (lower left).
— image credit: Journal photo/Scott Rasmussen

Peace Island Medical Center will commemorate its one-year anniversary with an Open House and a celebration of "firsts" in the arena of local health care, Sunday, Nov. 17, noon to 4 p.m.

Peace Island Medical Center, a collaboration between PeaceHealth, San Juan Island Hospital District and the San Juan Island Community Foundation hospital steering committee, opened its doors in late November a year ago.

PIMC officials note the medical center has been the home to many "firsts' in San Juan Island health care over the past 12 months:

— first life-saving emergency blood transfusion;

— frist pediatric procedural sedation for lumbar puncture;

— first cardiac treadmill for emergency department patient;

— first emergency department mental health evaluation.

The medical center also provides access to drug-eluting stents, minimally invasive valve surgery, thoracic surgery and onocolgy.

A shuttle will provide free transportation between the ferry landing in Friday Harbor and the PIMC during the anniversary celebration.

PIMC is located at 1117 Spring Street.



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