Rehabilitation Services

Desired Outcomes

“Every person receives safe, compassionate care; every time, every touch."

 The Desired Outcome of Therapy:
Inpatient Therapy
Acute Care
(Critical Access Hospital)
Generally through daily treatments.

With a goal of optimizing recovery from orthopedic injury or surgery, neurological conditions and geriatric-related health challenges. Therapy services assist patients to leave the hospital setting as quickly as possible and also assist with recommendations for additional follow-up therapy in the Transitional Care Unit, home health or outpatient settings.

Transitional Care
(29 bed, skilled
nursing facility) 
Although a separate
facility, the Transitional
Care Unit is located
within  the Ketchikan Medical Center building.
Up to 5 times a week.

Therapy goals at this level consist of:

  1. Helping the patient through a variety of skilled treatments such as balance and ambulation training, activities of daily living training, equipment recommendations, and cognitive or communication training. Therapists also assist with recommendations for caregiver assistance needed upon discharge and whether follow-up services through home health or outpatient settings are appropriate.
  2. Assisting patients who stay in the Transitional Care Unit long term to optimize recovery and/or use compensatory strategies to participate with functional daily living activities, eating, communication, and mobility.
Home Health  Usually 1-3 times per week treatment plan.

The goal is to optimize functional mobility and activities within the home setting and prepare for community re-entry, while promoting home safety for the patient and caregiver(s). They also help determine if the patient would benefit from Outpatient Therapy. 

Outpatient Clinic
There are a variety of outpatient possibilities:
  • Optimize recovery and/or compensatory strategies from the effects of neurological conditions (stroke); orthopedic conditions (arthritis); athletic injuries; chronic pain; cardiac rehab, phases 3 & 4; degenerative diseases and traumatic brain injury.
  • Prepare for, rehabilitate from, postpone or eliminate the need for orthopedic surgery. 
  • Assess to orthotics or adaptive equipment.
  • Access to employment or community work reentry with specialized pre-work and work site screenings. Evaluate physical capacity or ergonomic-related problems.
  • Facilitate wound care healing.
  • Specialized equipment fitting evaluations (wheelchair or power-operated vehicles).
  • Community service — wellness and work injury prevention education.
  • Physical fitness for Ketchikan Medical Center employees with access to gym & equipment.
  • WIN program, a PeaceHealth employee benefit of engagement and education in nutrition, fitness & lifestyle change.




Rehabilitation Services
3100 Tongass Ave.
Ketchikan AK 99901
Phone: (907) 228-7655


Jennifer Kolanko, Rehabilitation Services Manager

Office Hours:

Monday through Thursday: 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m., Friday 7:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.