Accreditations and Partnerships

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Skagit Valley Hospital is licensed by the Washington State Department of Health and is accredited by the following agencies and organizations:

DNV Healthcare
Skagit Valley Hospital is accredited by DNV Healthcare under the authority of the US Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Skagit Valley Hospital will also be compliant with the ISO 9001 Quality Management System.

DNV (Det Norske Veritas) is an independent foundation with the purpose of safeguarding life, property, and the environment.

American Hospital Association
Skagit Valley Hospital is a member of the American Hospital Association, a national organization founded in 1898 that represents and serves nearly 5,000 hospitals, plus health care networks, and their patients and communities. The American Hospital Association serves as an educational resource on health care issues and trends for leaders at Skagit Valley Hospital.

Washington State Hospital Association
The Washington State Hospital Association is a membership organization representing community hospitals and several health-related organizations. The association provides issues management and analysis, information, advocacy and other services.

American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer
Skagit Valley Hospital has been certified by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer since 1975, which acknowledges the hospital’s quality, multidisciplinary cancer care program that meets rigorous compliance standards.

College of American Pathologists
Skagit Valley Hospital is accredited by the College of American Pathologists. The goal of the CAP Laboratory Accreditation Program is to improve patient safety by advancing the quality of pathology and laboratory services through education, standard setting, and ensuring laboratories meet or exceed regulatory requirements. Upon successful completion of the inspection process, the laboratory is awarded CAP accreditation and becomes part of an exclusive group of more than 6,000 laboratories worldwide that have met the highest standards of excellence.

Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Magnetic Resonance Laboratories
Skagit Valley Hospital is accredited by the Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Magnetic Resonance Laboratories. ICAMRL accreditation is a means by which magnetic resonance laboratories can evaluate and demonstrate the level of patient care they provide.

Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Computed Tomography Laboratories
Skagit Valley Hospital has been granted accreditation in the areas of Neuroimaging Computed Tomography (CT), Sinus and Temporal Bone, Whole Body CT and other CTA by the Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Computed Tomography Laboratories. The ICACTL is comprised of tem sponsoring organizations: the American Academy of Neurology, the American Academy of Otolaryngology, the American Association of Physicists in Medicine, the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology, the American College of Cardiology, the American Society of Echocardiography, the Society of Cardiovascular Computed tomography, the Society for Vascular Surgery, the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions and the Society of Nuclear Medicine.

Strategic Partnerships

Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
Skagit Valley Hospital’s Regional Cancer Care Center is honored to be selected as just the second network affiliate of the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, a partnership of three world-renowned cancer programs, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, UW Medicine, and Seattle Children's. As a network affiliate since 2005, our patients benefit from the resources, research, clinical trials and treatment options of the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, while in treatment here at the Skagit Valley Hospital Regional Cancer Care Center.

Cascade Skagit Health Alliance
Cascade Skagit Health Alliance, a 42,000-square foot multi-specialty medical facility in Smokey Point opened to patients on March 26, 2012. Cascade Skagit Health Alliance is a collaboration by Cascade Valley Hospital and Clinics in Arlington and Skagit Valley Hospital in Mount Vernon. Providers at the facility will offer primary and specialty health care services including family medicine, internal medicine, pediatrics, occupational medicine, oncology care and women’s health. The facility will also feature urgent care, pharmacy, lab, X-ray and MRI. For more information click here to visit the Web site.

Pacific Northwest University of the Health Sciences (PNWU) 
Skagit Valley Hospital is a teaching hospital providing internships for students attending Pacific Northwest University of the Health Sciences (PNWU). We also offer residencies in internal medicine and family medicine. 

The students completing their internships all have connections to the Pacific Northwest, and are very excited to be part of our local communities.PNWU is dedicated to serving the people of this region with the best trained and dedicated health care professionals. Their mission is to train, educate and encourage scientific research for health professionals who will provide quality care to all communities of the Pacific Northwest.

Skagit Valley Hospital is especially excited to be part of this endeavor because being a teaching hospital makes an immediate positive impact on our region’s ability to recruit and retain physicians by creating a pipeline of future physicians dedicated to our area and engaging physicians dedicated to teaching. Research studies have also shown that teaching hospitals have increased quality outcomes and indicators.

Learn more about our partnerships
In the video below, Gregg Davidson, CEO of Skagit Regional Health, discusses partnerships with area hospitals and health care providers including Island Hospital, Cascade Valley Hospital and Clinics, Seattle Children's, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance and Swedish Neuroscience Institute.

Skagit Valley Hospital is applying for residency programs in Family Medicine and Internal Medicine (starting 2012), and Psychiatry (starting 2013), and as part of this process has an OPTIC Membership Agreement with A-OPTIC – the Appalachian-Osteopathic Postgraduate Training Institute Consortium. A-OPTIC's mission includes ensuring the training of highly competent primary care and other selected osteopathic physicians who will serve the needs of the medically underserved areas of the United States. Joining A-OPTIC gives us access to educational  resources all across the United States.  

The mission of Skagit Valley Hospital’s Residency Programs is to improve health access and health status for rural, minority and under-served persons living in Washington. Our educational program will provide residents with comprehensive structured cognitive and procedural clinical education in both inpatient and outpatient settings, and will enable them to excel as physicians and leaders in our communities.

Healthiest State in the Nation Campaign
Skagit Valley Hospital supports the Washington Health Foundation’s Healthiest State in the Nation Campaign.  Washington is currently ranked #10, as reported in the 2010 Healthiest State Report Card. The signature event of the campaign is the annual Governor's Health Bowl, a statewide health competition involving more than 40,000 individuals, 1,200 organizations and 400 K-12 schools.  Join us in supporting the Washington Health Foundation's Healthiest State in the Nation Campaign and the Governor's Health Bowl.

Interlocal Agreement

Skagit Valley Hospital is a member of the Western Washington Rural Health Collaborative.
View the Amended PHD Joint Operating Board Interlocal Agreement. 

View the approval document of the Interlocal Agreement.