PeaceHealth Peace Island Medical Center Celebrates First Anniversary

11/12/2013

​PeaceHealth Peace Island Medical Center (PIMC) opened in Friday Harbor on Nov. 17, 2012. One year later, the community is invited to an Open House to celebrate a year of shared “firsts” during this past year.

The first anniversary Open House is noon to 4 p.m. this Sunday, Nov. 17, at PIMC, 1117 Spring Street in Friday Harbor. For off-islander visitors a shuttle will meet each ferry that arrives between noon and 4 p.m., providing free transportation to Peace Island.

PeaceHealth Peace Island Medical Center grew out of collaborative planning with Islanders to provide much-needed access to hospital facilities and specialty care. 

Among the “firsts” achieved since PIMC opened in November 2012: 
  • ​First life-saving emergency blood transfusion;
  • First pediatric procedural sedation for lumbar puncture;
  • First cardiac treadmill for Emergency Department (ED) patient; and
  • First ED mental health evaluation.