Our affiliation with Island Hospital

Orcas Medical Center is now affiliated with Island Hospital of Anacortes, one of the most innovative and recognized small hospitals in the USA. Island Hospital is known for its big-hospital range of services in a small acute-care facility. Find out more at islandhospital.org.

Since 1962, residents of the San Juan Islands, North Whidbey Island, and West Skagit County have relied on Island Hospital for a wide variety of healthcare needs.

Staffed by nearly 200 physicians and healthcare providers, Island Hospital offers an amazing range of advanced medical services within easy reach of Orcas Island, including Level III Trauma Care with a medical helicopter landing pad just outside the Emergency Room.  

Island Hospital has recently undergone
hospital-wide renovation.

Included in Island Hospital’s recent renovation is a state-of-the-art Emergency Room, Birth Center, and 43 private (not shared) hospital rooms. A new Medical Arts Pavilion now houses an expanded Cancer Care Center, a Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Center, and new Wound Care Center featuring hyperbaric oxygen therapy units.

Other Island Hospital medical services include diagnostic imaging, in-patient and outpatient surgery, acute/critical care, respiratory care, home healthcare, sleep wellness and more. And always on hand are the friendly volunteers who welcome and assist patients and their families.

In addition to managing Orcas Medical Center, Island Hospital also manages six other primary-care clinics and six specialty clinics in the Northwest.

Level III Trauma Care
just a short flight away from Orcas Island.

According to the American Trauma Society, a Level III Trauma Center has demonstrated an ability to provide prompt assessment, resuscitation, surgery, intensive care and stabilization of injured patients and emergency operations.

Key elements of a Level III Trauma Center include 24-hour immediate coverage by emergency medicine physicians and the prompt availability of general surgeons and anesthesiologists. The Level III program incorporates a comprehensive quality assessment program and has developed transfer agreements for patients requiring more comprehensive care at a Level I or Level II Trauma Center.

A Level III Trauma Center provides back-up care for rural and community hospitals and offers continued education of the nursing and allied health personnel or the trauma team. It must be involved with prevention efforts and must have an active outreach program for its referring communities,” according to the American Trauma Society.