Our rural community is fortunate to have our own hospital and network of primary care and specialty care clinics, conveniently located close to home.
Officially, WhidbeyHealth is a hospital district organized under Washington State Law, essentially owned by island residents, and overseen by a Board of Commissioners elected by the voters. Constant improvement and innovation have brought new services and designations to meet the needs of our growing and diverse population.
INNOVATION AND ACCREDITATION
DNV Accredited Critical Access Hospital: A major accomplishment, the accreditation signifies that WhidbeyHealth meets or exceeds the patient safety standards set forth by the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. The entire DNV accreditation process is consistent with our long-term commitment to continuous improvements in quality of services and patient safety.
Unlike other accreditation bodies, DNV’s accreditation program involves annual hospital surveys – instead of every three years. Through the process, applicants are encouraged to openly share information across departments and to discover improvements in clinical workflows and safety protocols.
Walk-In Clinics: Minor illnesses and injuries are never convenient, and often aren’t serious enough to warrant visiting the Emergency Department. Two new Walk-In Clinics opened in 2020; one in Clinton and one in Oak Harbor, located to serve people both ends of Whidbey Island. Both clinics are open daily, and no appointment is required to see a provider.
Total Joint Replacement Program: Living with hip or knee pain can limit our favorite activities – even simple things like climbing stairs can become impossible. To improve your overall quality of life, your doctor may recommend replacement of worn-out joints. Surgeons at WhidbeyHealth have implemented an innovative, accelerated process to improve outcomes and accelerate recovery times.
Patients participate in pre-surgery orientations, meet with their dedicated care team, and get help planning for safe recovery after discharge home. Our goal is to return patients to their favorite activities, pain-free, as quickly as possible.
Community Pharmacy: We’re excited to bring you an innovative community pharmacy experience with one-on-one personalized care, drive-through pick-up, digital reminders, and mobile access from any device. The WhidbeyHealth Community Pharmacy offers compassionate, patient-centric pharmaceutical services conveniently located next door to the WhidbeyHealth Medical Center in Coupeville.
Trauma and Cardiac Care Designations: WhidbeyHealth participates in the Washington State Trauma System and the Emergency Department has once again been designated as a Level III trauma center, with 24-hour immediate coverage of board-certified emergency physicians, surgeons and other providers. WhidbeyHealth is also designated as a Level III Stroke Center and Level II Cardiac Center, meeting extensive criteria to rapidly treat heart attack and stroke patients who need immediate diagnosis and specialized treatment.
Cancer Care – Setting The Standard
Our Medical Oncology department and Infusion Suite are an integral part of our accredited, award-winning Cancer Center located at WhidbeyHealth Medical Center in Coupeville.
Our patient centric approach provides personalized, compassionate, and coordinated care to individuals who are facing a cancer diagnosis.
Our multi-specialty team offers surgery, chemotherapy/immunotherapy, nutritional and infusion therapy. Our infusion services are available to anyone, regardless of where your cancer care team is located.
From the initial diagnosis to treatment options and their impact, we’ll be with you every step of the way to ensure you have access to the care, support, and resources you and your family need.