04/23/2012: "PeaceHealth Medical Center To Post Job Openings"
Planning is now underway to staff the new medical center under construction on San Juan Island. According to Lauren Gilmore, Human Resources recruiter for PeaceHealth Peace Island Medical Center, staffing needs should be finalized next month.
Inter Island Medical Center staff will have the opportunity to transition to appropriate positions at Peace Island. Additional new personnel will be hired as needed. Potential openings may include entry level housekeeping, Certified Medical Assistants, Licensed Practical Nurses, Registered Nurses and technicians.
Some physicians have already been hired. In March, former Inter Island Medical Center physicians Susan Mahoney, MD; Michael Wingren, MD; Rachel Bishop, MD; Douglas Tuttle, MD and Loren Johnson, MD, joined PeaceHealth Medical Group and will be associated with Peace Island Medical Center. In June, Kimberlee Van Der Kolk, MSN, CLEC, will join the Peace Island team.
When the new medical center opens in December, the total number of physicians (including part time visiting specialists) serving Hospital District residents will increase, nearly doubling the number of physicians serving the community.
Peace Island Medical Center construction is on schedule; the critical access hospital is set to open by December. The Medical Center, a 10-bed critical access hospital, will also include a new, expanded primary care and specialty clinic, expanded diagnostic and treatment services and a 24-hour emergency department.