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Health Screenings – Was it a Pulled Muscle or Something More Serious

Local community member, Tracy, is not your typical case – but who really is? She had normal cholesterol; low blood pressure; avoided taking medications; and is a vegetarian – so it was quite a surprise when she thought she pulled a muscle and it turned out she was actually having a heart attack!   Heart […]

Mental Health – Support for Students in Anacortes

Today’s youth see more of what life has to offer – both good and bad – on television, at school, in magazines, and on the internet which makes providing programs like Mental Health Intervention for youth in Anacortes schools even more important now than ever before.  Mental health is an essential part of a child’s […]

Double Your Impact Today for Our Community Tomorrow

You can help make a difference right now for those in pain. By participating in our Holiday Matching Program, you can double your impact through a $50,000 matching grant from the Island Hospital Foundation Board of Directors. Your participation will ensure quality care is accessible right here in Anacortes. “With my neck issues, I felt […]

Young Entrepreneurs Raise Funds for Cancer Care

Mt. Erie Elementary students, Lily Dumas, Natalie Ertel and Lauren Digweed, wanted to contribute to a cause over the summer. To do this, they opened a lemonade stand on 32nd Street, but not just any lemonade stand. Their lemonade was organic, included home-baked goods, and raised funds to benefit the Merle Cancer Care Center. Over […]

Cardiopulmonary Rehab: How YOU Helped Pam

One thing leads to another, but who would have thought a toothache would lead to a heart attack? This is Island Hospital volunteer Pam Birchfield’s story. After complaining of a toothache, Pam’s grandson escorted her to her physician who then referred them to the Emergency Room where doctors discovered Pam was having a heart attack. […]

With Gratitude – Thanks to our Community Grantors

We are so grateful for our many community partners that are committed to enhancing excellent health care at Island Hospital. Some of our recent grants include: Anacortes Noon Kiwanis Club awarded $9,000 for two requests, including $5,000 for Maternity and Infant Care Support and $4,000 for the Teen Clinic. Anacortes Police Department awarded a $2,500 […]

Thank you for providing car seats for families in need!

Last year 45% of births at the Thomas Brooks Birth Center were to Medicaid moms. A single mom, or even a struggling household may be having difficulty with all of the expenses of caring for a newborn. Sometimes they are not equipped to bring their babies home, but with your help, IHF is able to […]

IHF Receives GuideStar Seal of Transparency for 2017

Island Hospital Foundation was recently recognized for our transparency with a Gold Seal on our GuideStar Nonprofit Profile! GuideStar is the world’s largest source of information on nonprofit organizations. More than 8 million visitors per year and a network of 200+ partners use GuideStar data to grow support for nonprofits. In order to get the […]

Authentic Compassion

For more than ten years, Mary Lou Gould has been fighting multiple cancer battles, one after another. Throughout her journey, she has been a positive force within herself and within our community by becoming a peer counselor. “This is my hospital. I use the word love when I talk about Island because the people here […]

Sometimes Life Happens

Early Sunday morning, Joanne stepped out for a walk while her partner Pete made breakfast. She let her mind wander while she walked thinking of things she needed from the store, the goods she needed to bake for the Farmer’s Market, and how delicious breakfast would be… then she fell. There was a snap – […]

You Support Not Only Changes Lives – It Saves Them!

   “I fell off a 20-foot cliff!” shares Greg Kleven. “It was surreal,” his wife Marlene added, “I was at the top yelling down, ‘Can you move your legs?’” Being airlifted with worries of broken bones and internal bleeding was not the 38th anniversary imagined by this local Anacortes couple. Your support of Island Hospital […]

2017 John Carabba Scholarship Recipients

Island Hospital Foundation is proud to award the John Carabba Scholarship to Anacortes High School seniors; Caitlin Ware & Rachael Stout. Both outstanding young women will be pursuing a career in nursing. We are happy to invest in the future of these two community members!

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