Gift of Healing 2010

Minimally Invasive Surgical Suite

The Gift of Healing 2010 will provide minimally invasive surgery equipment and a new operating table designed for a wide range of procedures.

Minimally invasive surgery is performed through small incisions through which a tiny camera and other instruments are inserted. The camera projects images on a screen to guide the surgeon. At the end the incisions are sutured and bandaged.

The new state of the art technology will ...

  • Dramatically improve image resolution resulting in far superior diagnostic clarity.

  • Improve detection, diagnosis and prognosis of some cancers and other diseases.

  • In some cases, will reduce the need to perform more invasive surgeries.

  • Provide a second set of laparoscopy equipment, improving scheduling.

  • Increase the range of services available locally.

Thanks to many, the Gift of Healing campaign was quite successful. (pdf)

Why does the Foundation raise money for hospital equipment?

The PeaceHealth Ketchikan Medical Center Foundation exists to acquire and recognize charitable gifts and bequests to assist PeaceHealth Ketchikan Medical Center fulfill its mission of providing patient care to all in need. The Foundation’s efforts offset costs otherwise incurred by PeaceHealth Ketchikan. The Foundation provides individuals and organizations with an opportunity to extend the gift of health to citizens of Southeast Alaska. Philanthropic giving enhances the ability of the hospital to provide healing, and compassionate health care through the gifts of innovative and state of the art equipment by the Foundation. 

Total campaign goal: $237,141
Arcade, laparoscopy and arthroscopy          .
scopes and monitor:
Operating room table: $45,000
Estimated project cost: $237,500

How you can help

PeaceHealth Ketchikan Medical Center Foundation is a 501(C)3 non-profit organization. Your donations are tax deductible and every dollar you give goes directly to the support of this capital campaign. Make a gift.

“By ensuring that state-of-the-art equipment is available at PeaceHealth Ketchikan Medical Center, Southeast Alaskans will benefit from the highest quality diagnostic procedures and surgeries done close to home, near the support of family and friends. I am very proud to support our Foundation in pursuit of the Minimally Invasive Surgical Suite.”
~Kendall Sawa
Ketchikan General Hospital Director of Nursing,
Gift of Healing 2010 Campaign Chair


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  ​

Office Hours:

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