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Ketchikan Medical Center Hospice Earns Accreditation


May 11, 2023

(SitNews) Ketchikan, Alaska - PeaceHealth Ketchikan Medical Center’s hospice program has recently been accredited by The Joint Commission, a global organization that comprehensively reviews hospitals and healthcare programs for quality and safety. This certification means that our program has met the strict Joint Commission standards allowing more patients to receive this important end-of-life care in their place of residence.

PeaceHealth Hospice provides a comfortable and dignified transition toward the end of life for patients with terminal illnesses. Hospice services include 24/7 nursing coverage, social work resource navigation, spiritual care, physician oversight and support from volunteers. Most insurances, including Medicare, offer a hospice benefit.

PeaceHealth Ketchikan Chief Administrative Officer Dori Stevens shared, “We are delighted to earn this accreditation for our hospice. Our team has been working for several years to elevate the end-of-life care to those on our island. We are grateful to the staff and volunteers that offer this exceptional, compassionate service to our community.”

The local team is specially trained to serve patients at their end of life, and volunteers help to serve patients and families as companions, by running errands, facilitating moving medical equipment, and more. For more information on volunteering, call: 907-228-8300 x7213.

PeaceHealth Hospice can offer free, no commitment consultations for those interested in learning more. Call 907-228-7600 for more information.

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