Ketchikan General Hospital
Proven commitment to excellence
Ketchikan General Hospital is the first hospital in Alaska to implement a new technology system that enhances patient safety. Barcode Medication Administration electronically compares the patient’s identity and medication information and alerts the nurse of any potential discrepancies or mismatches prior to administration of those medications. Barcode Medication Administration has been demonstrated nationally to prevent medication errors in the hospital using scanner technology.
A national NCR Picker survey of hospital surgical services departments selected Ketchikan General Hospital as the number one hospital in the country for patient satisfaction.
KGH is also consistently in the top tier of Alaska hospitals in patient satisfaction surveys conducted by the United States Department of Health and Human Services. KGH also ranks higher than average compared with hospitals across the United States.
Learn more at the Hospital Compare website.