Reach Out and Read

How you made reading come alive for the young patients at Island Health.

The Importance of Healthcare Close to Home: Michelle’s Story

Having personable and competent doctors close to home was not something Anacortes resident, Michelle Hackstadt, often thought about. She and her family were healthy and active which is why emergency surgery was not in her plans. As a teacher at Anacortes High School and a mother of three girls, Michelle’s life was already full. But […]

A Life-Changing Injury Led to a Lifetime of Service

A fresh layer of snow meant Christmas was almost here. John Sargent bundled up and set out to work building a home on Georgia Place in Anacortes. It was 1986. The neighbor’s dog, Dingo, kept John company as he drove the tractor around the property. John paused to check the tractor’s bucket. The next thing […]