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KGH Moves Some Departments to Plaza Mall


August 12, 2010

Ketchikan, Alaska- Ketchikan General Hospital will be moving its Education, Community Relations and Marketing & Communications departments to the new KGH Annex on the second floor of the Plaza Mall. Those departments were originally moved to the Plaza in February 2009 when space at the hospital was needed for the new PeaceHealth Sleep Center.

"When we moved our folks over last year, it was temporary," said Michael Hatfield, KGH Director of Facilities. "But, the longer they were there, the more we realized the mall location could actually provide some additional benefits for us."

"The parking is a lot easier over there than at the hospital, especially with the road construction this summer," said Hatfield. "And, the new space was designed with a large common area so it would permit additional uses, like health education events for the public. We could have used something like this last year when we hosted our Facilities Master Plan sessions with the public. The Plaza Mall has always been an accessible place for public events in Ketchikan and we plan on making the most of that."


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Ketchikan General Hospital

Ketchikan General Hospital is part of PeaceHealth, a Bellevue, Washington based not-for-profit health care system with medical centers and clinics in Alaska, Washington and Oregon that serves more than 57,000 patients annually. Sponsored by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace, Ketchikan General Hospital has provided medicine and care to residents of Southeast Alaska since 1923.


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