Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapist works with Patient

Occupational Therapy is one of three key physical rehabilitation services PeaceHealth Ketchikan Medical Center offers our community and surrounding areas.

Occupational Therapy is a health profession that addresses challenges that threaten or impair one's ability to participate in everyday activities of one's need and choices, relating to independence or interdependence and well-being.

Occupational therapy staff serve patients with their focus on optimal function in selfcare, home and community living activities, educational activities, work, play, restorative rest and social participation. Family members and caregivers are also supported and educated. The medical challenges KMC patients experience may be debilitating illnesses, dementia, visual disturbances,  hand and arm injuries, total joint surgeries, and neurological injuries such as strokes, Parkinsons or other degenerative diseases. 

PeaceHealth Ketchikan Medical Center has three full-time occupational therapists and one full-time Certified OT assistant. These staff can be found in patients' homes or community settings, in the hospital or New Horizons Transitional Care unit or in our PT/OT/ST Outpatient Therapy clinic.


Rehabilitation Services
3100 Tongass Ave.
Ketchikan AK 99901
Phone: (907) 228-7655
Email: jkolanko@peacehealth.org


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.