Guardian Angel Program

The Ketchikan General Hospital Foundation Guardian Angel program recognizes the great work of our caregivers.

When caregivers provide extraordinary support and compassionate care during a visit or stay, many patients and family members want to express their gratitude. And it’s appreciated. As one caregiver noted, “Providing compassionate support is part of being a caregiver. That’s what we do. Learning that we’ve made a real difference to a patient is the greatest reward we could receive.” 

Now, patients and family members can initiate recognition of their special caregiver as a Guardian Angel. With a donation of any size, you can acknowledge the efforts of the caregiver who made a difference during your hospital stay. As a non-profit hospital, PeaceHealth Ketchikan Medical Center relies on your donations to sustain these programs. 

Any caregiver who makes a difference can be an Angel. Each caregiver who is recognized by patients or family members will be honored as a Guardian Angel during a special presentation among peers and will receive a Guardian Angel pin, a Guardian Angel certificate, and recognition in various publications.

Recognizing An Angel

    Here is how you can honor the caregiver who made a difference to you:

    • Print and fill out a PDF version of the form (pdf) and mail to:   
      PeaceHealth Ketchikan Medical Center Foundation
      3100 Tongass Ave.
      Ketchikan, AK 99901

    Sister Betty Kane, 2009 Guardian Angel
    Sister Betty Kane
    2009 Guardian Angel

    Thank you for considering a gift to recognize those whose grace and compassion make a positive difference in the experience of PeaceHealth Ketchikan Medical Center patients and their families. For questions regarding the Guardian Angel program, or to submit a story of how your Angel made a difference to you, please contact Christa Bruce at (907) 228-8300 ext. 7383.

    PeaceHealth Ketchikan Medical Center Foundation is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) philanthropic organization.


    PeaceHealth Ketchikan Medical Center Foundation
    3100 Tongass Avenue
    Ketchikan AK 99901

    Penny Pedersen
    Executive Director
    Phone: (907) 228-8300 Ext. 7035 
    Fax: (907) 228-8511
    Cheryl Olsen
    Operations Coordinator
    Phone: (907) 228-8300 Ext. 7037


    Karen Wolfred 
    Grant and Special Projects
    Phone: (310) 702-6994
    Email  ​

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    Monday through Thursday: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.​​​