• PeaceHealth United General Medical Center Celebrates Five Years of Service to Skagit Valley Communities

    April 15, 2019
    The public is invited to an anniversary celebration on April 18 from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the medical center
     
    Sedro-Woolley, WA, April 12, 2019 – PeaceHealth United General Medical Center celebrates five years of operation this month, and the list of health care services available to the community keeps growing.
     
    On April 1, 2014, PeaceHealth officially affiliated with the United General Hospital District 304, continuing the legacy initiated by the district of providing quality health care services to the residents of the district, and beyond.
     
    “We couldn’t be more pleased with the support we’ve received from the community since we opened in 2014,” said Chris Johnston, PeaceHealth United General’s chief administrative officer. “We’ve strengthened local services and added new services in the medical center, including orthopedic surgery, women’s services, more sophisticated imaging and cancer treatment modalities, to name a few,” continued Johnston.
     
    Johnston also noted the opening of the PeaceHealth Sedro-Woolley Clinic in August 2018 that houses both primary and specialty care services, plus a walk-in clinic for same day care.
     
    “PeaceHealth has spent nearly $20 million in capital improvements, equipment and technology in the last five years to care for our community and build a local, lasting presence,” said Johnston.
     
    Johnston also recognized the role and support PeaceHealth has received from United General District, the volunteer PeaceHealth United General Medical Center Community Health Board, and the Concerned Citizens Group, a group of local citizens who pushed for a full-service hospital years ago and stood by PeaceHealth throughout the affiliation process and beyond.
     
    “Without these dedicated group of community members, and the efforts of our incredible caregivers, we would not be thriving as we are today,” said Johnston.
     
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    About PeaceHealth: PeaceHealth, based in Vancouver, Wash., is a not-for-profit Catholic health system offering care to communities in Washington, Oregon and Alaska. PeaceHealth has approximately 16,000 caregivers, a medical group practice with more than 900 providers and 10 medical centers serving both urban and rural communities throughout the Northwest. In 1890, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace founded what has become PeaceHealth. The Sisters shared expertise and transferred wisdom from one medical center to another, always finding the best way to serve the unmet need for healthcare in their communities. Today, PeaceHealth is the legacy of the founding Sisters and continues with a spirit of respect, stewardship, collaboration and social justice in fulfilling its Mission. Visit us online at peacehealth.org.
    Contact:
    Deanna Ellefson, Communications Specalist
    (360) 788-8141
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