Press Releases

2014 Press Releases

Influenza Information
Skagit Regional Health encourages everyone over six months of age to get a flu shot every year. Find out more about who is at most risk, flu symptoms and where to get a flu shot.

2013 Press Releases

Skagit Regional Health Receives an “A” from Leapfrog
Skagit Regional Health has earned an “A” in the Leapfrog Group’s Fall 2013 Hospital Safety Score initiative, which includes a review of 28 safety measures. The “A” is a deserved recognition of our hospital’s continued national leadership in promoting patient safety. Read more.

Agreement between hospital districts will keep physicians in Sedro-Woolley
The Boards of Commissioners of Skagit County Public Hospital District No. 1, Skagit Regional Health, and Skagit County Public Hospital District No. 304, United General Hospital have signed an interlocal agreement that allows the providers and staff of Skagit Regional Clinics to continue to serve the health care needs of patients from the current Sedro-Woolley location. Read more.

Letter of Intent signed with PeaceHealth
The Board of Commissioners of Public Hospital District No. 1, Skagit Valley Hospital, approved a Letter of Intent on Friday, Sept. 27, as the first step in working toward a strategic alliance with PeaceHealth, including the strategic collaboration with UW Medicine. (Amended Nov. 12, 2013 and Feb. 19, 2014) Read More.

PeaceHealth chosen as potential partner
The Skagit Valley Hospital Board of Commissioners voted on Thursday, Aug. 29, to enter into strategic alliance negotiations with PeaceHealth, which includes its proposed strategic collaboration with UW Medicine. Read more.

Community forums planned on proposals to affiliate
The Skagit Valley Hospital Board of Commissioners will hold a community forum at 6 p.m., Monday, April 22, in the Aqua Room at Skagit PUD, at 1415 Freeway Drive in Mount Vernon, to hear from the public what they think about proposals to affiliate with a larger health care system. Read more.

SRC breaks ground on clinic expansion
Skagit Regional Clinics - Camano Island will break ground on a 1,000-square-foot remodel and addition to their Camano Island clinic, located at 127 N. East Camano Drive, on April 9, 2013. A groundbreaking ceremony will be held at the clinic at 11 a.m. The public is invited to attend this event.  Read more about the clinic expansion. 

Hospitals approve RFP for potential partner Boards courting five nonprofit systems
In a joint meeting, commissioners from Skagit Regional Health, Island Hospital and Cascade Valley Hospital approved a request for proposals (RFP) to send out to five Puget Sound-based nonprofit systems. The potential suitors are: MultiCare Health System, PeaceHealth, Providence-Swedish, Virginia Mason Medical Center and University of Washington Medicine. Read more about the RFP for potential partners.

2012 Press Releases

Cascade Skagit Health Alliance Opens to Patients

Cascade Skagit Health Alliance, a 42,000-square foot multi-specialty medical facility in Smokey Point opens to patients on March 26. Cascade Skagit Health Alliance is a collaboration by Cascade Valley Hospital and Clinics in Arlington and Skagit Valley Hospital in Mount Vernon. Learn more about Cascade Skagit Health Alliance. 

Skagit Regional Health Hires First Chief Medical Officer
Connie Davis, MD, will serve as the first Chief Medical Officer at Skagit Regional Health.Skagit Regional Health Hires First Chief Medical Officer.

2011 Press Releases

Quality care brings HealthGrades honors
Skagit Valley Hospital ranks in the top 10 percent in the nation in five clinical areas; Number 1 in Washington for Coronary Interventions.

From Stigma to Hope
Randy Revelle was 36 years old in 1977 and in the midst of a political campaign to retain his seat on the Seattle City Council when he experienced a mental health crisis. Now he's helping fight the stigma of mental illness.

Caring For Kids
Pediatricians are now available 24 hours a day, seven days a week at Skagit Valley Hospital as part of a new pediatric hospitalist program partnership with Seattle Children’s Hospital.

Skagit Valley Hospital Awarded $750,000 for Mental Health Center Project
Skagit Valley Hospital’s plan to expand and remodel the hospital’s Mental Health Center is a major step closer with an announcement of $750,000 in state capital funding for the project.

Skagit Regional Clinics Expands Pediatric Services
Skagit Regional Clinics recently expanded pediatric services to their Sedro-Woolley office. The addition of pediatrics expands the services available at Skagit Regional Clinics – Sedro-Woolley, which also includes family practice, internal medicine, cardiology and podiatry.

Endoscopy Unit receives recognition
Skagit Valley Hospital’s Endoscopy Unit recently received recognition from the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE), a leading gastrointestinal medical society.

Seeking Applicants for Board Position
Skagit Valley Hospital is seeking applicants for a position on the Public Hospital District No. 1 Board of Commissioners. The deadline to apply for the position is February 24, 2011.

Safeway Contributes Generous Grant
The Skagit Valley Hospital Foundation has received a $200,000 grant from Safeway Inc. for the third year in a row to support The Breast Institute at Skagit Valley Hospital’s Regional Cancer Care Center.

2010 Press Releases

New Anacortes Location
Skagit Regional Clinics’ Anacortes office has a new location on the Island Hospital campus. The office is now located at 2511 M. Avenue, Suite D and is part of the Island Hospital Medical Office Building.

Local physician employs first next generation coronary stent in region
Sanjeev Vaderah, MD, interventional cardiologist with Skagit Regional Clinics – Cardiology, was the first in five Western states to use the latest in coronary stent technology for a patient.

Skagit Valley Hospital Welcomes new commissioner
Mount Vernon resident Balisa Koetje was appointed Thursday, Sept. 9, 2010 to fill the vacant position on the Skagit Valley Hospital Board of Commissioners.

Multi-specialty facility planned for Smokey Point
Skagit Valley Hospital in Mount Vernon and Cascade Valley Hospital and Clinics in Arlington will partner on a new 42,000-square foot facility in Smokey Point to provide primary and specialty health care services.

Board application
Skagit Valley Hospital is seeking applicants for a position on the Public Hospital District No. 1 Board of Commissioners. The deadline to apply for the position is July 30, 2010.

Skagit Regional Clinics makes debut on July 1
The merger of Skagit Valley Hospital and Skagit Valley Medical Center is official on July 1, marking the debut of Skagit Regional Clinics.

Guild announces scholarships
The Skagit Valley Hospital Guild announces the award of $500 scholarships to five deserving students who participated in the Junior Medical Volunteer program at Skagit Valley Hospital.

New Foundation officers elected
The Skagit Valley Hospital Foundation elected its new officers for 2010 - 2011 at their recent Annual Board meeting.

Arlington oncologists
Three board certified oncologists provide care to patients at the Skagit Valley Hospital Regional Cancer Care Center at Arlington, located within Cascade Valley Hospital.

National Nurses' Day
In recognition of National Nurses’ Day, Skagit Valley Hospital’s honored longtime Family Birth Center Nurse Gelland Haagsma, RN today with “The Daisy Award for Extraordinary Nurses.”

Emergency Department nurses head to Haiti
Four nurses accustomed to treating the injuries and illnesses of patients in the Skagit Valley Hospital Emergency Department headed to earthquake-ravaged Haiti in early February to help treat those in need.

Safeway contributes $200,000 to establish The Breast Institute at Skagit Valley Hospital.
With extreme gratitude, the Skagit Valley Hospital Foundation and the Skagit Valley Hospital Regional Cancer Care Center thanks Safeway for their recent contribution of $200,000 to establish The Breast Institute at Skagit Valley Hospital.