November 25, 2003
The office staff of the Wilson Clinic will remain much the same. Patients will notice very little change in the clinic's day-to-day operations and in the continuity of medical care.
"The entire team at Wilson Clinic offers top-notch skills and a long track record in providing compassionate care to Ketchikan," stated Patrick Branco, Ketchikan General Hospital CEO. "We feel extremely fortunate to be adding internal medicine to the specialties PeaceHealth provides here."
PeaceHealth continues the mission of its sponsors, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace, who have been providing health care to communities in the Pacific Northwest since 1890. In 1976 they consolidated the various health care ministries in their Western Province into a single not-for-profit system, adopting the name PeaceHealth in 1994.
Today PeaceHealth operates hospitals, medical groups, and other health care services in southeast Alaska, northwest Washington, southwest Washington/northwest Oregon, Oregon's Willamette Valley, and Oregon's central coast. System headquarters are in Bellevue, Washington. A system board sets overall direction, but each of the regions has its own governing board, which sets local policy. A shared mission and values also link the five regions.
Other local members of the PeaceHealth system include Ketchikan General Hospital, Southeast Orthopedics & Sports Medicine, Southeast Surgical Clinic, PeaceHealth Psychiatry Services, and Callisto Pediatric Clinic.
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