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What We are Doing Today

  • We continue to work with community health partners to identify and meet the health needs of our community through the work of our Community Collaboration Committee.

  • We are constantly working to raise funds which will enable PeaceHealth Ketchikan to secure the latest technology by investing in equipment that helps to improve the delivery of care and medical outcomes for our patients.

  • We have fully funded our Endowment Fund,  reaching our $1 million goal, which will now yield annual interest proceeds of $50-$70,000 a year that can be used for new and replacement equipment, capital improvements and service delivery. Truly a gift that keeps on giving.

What We Have Done Since 2004

  • Established the Ketchikan General Hospital Foundation as a 501( c)(3) organization with volunteer Board of Directors and staff.   
  • Raised $250,000 in our first fund-raising campaign for the Women’s Diagnostic Imaging Suite – a $450,000 project involving renovation of existing area and purchase of replacement ultrasound, bone density machines and new computer aided detection equipment used in conjunction with mammography.
  • Launched our second fund-raising effort, the Gift of Healing 2007 Campaign, reaching our goal of $120,000 to purchase three infant resuscitator/warmer units and a mobile Mini C-Arm machine to be used extensively in the Emergency and Surgery departments.
  • Successfully completed the Gift of Healing 2008 Campaign that raised $175,000 for an endoscope for use in minimally invasive gastrointestinal studies and for Physical Therapy equipment.
  • Met our goal of $150,000 toward an Oxygen Generating System through our Gift of Healing 2009 Campaign
  • Completed our 2010 Gift of Healing Campaign and purchased new equipment for our Surgical Suite including a new operating table for a Minimally Invasive Surgical Suite designed for a wide range of procedures.
  • Provided Stereotactic Breast Biopsy equipment through the 2011 Campaign for Excellence, Equipment and Technology.
  • The 2012 Campaign for Excellence, Equipment and Technology resources were raised the resources necessary to renovate space in the hospital for a well-equipped Infusion Therapy Suite.
  • Assisted in retaining over $530,000 in grant funding for several capital projects including the renovation and expansion of the Outpatient Rehabilitation Department and acquisition of a modular building for our new Outpatient Psychiatry Clinic.
  • Assisted in retaining a a three-year $3.1 million Health Care Innovation Challenge Grant from the Centers of Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to assist in advancing our patient care coordination to improve health maintenance and chronic disease outcomes for our patients in southern Southeast Alaska.
  • Received our largest individual gift ever in 2016, a $500,000 memorial gift for the construction of the Ken C. Eichner Healing Garden thanks to the generosity of the Eichner family.
  • Secured a $100,000 gift in 2017 from the Brindle family to provide the initial resources for the Cornelia "Pinky" Brindle Cancer Resource Center.

Contact

PeaceHealth Ketchikan Medical Center Foundation
3100 Tongass Avenue
Ketchikan, Alaska  99901
(907) 228-8300 x7036
 
Matt Eisenhower
Executive Director Foundation and Community Health Development
Phone: (907) 228-8300 Ext. 7533
 
Bett Union-Jakubek
Foundation Relations Specialist
Phone: (907) 228-8300 Ext. 7383
Fax: (907) 228-8530
 
Myrna Johannsen
Operations Coordinator
Phone: 907-228-8300 x7036
Fax: 907-228-8511
 

Office Hours:

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