Your health. Your community. Your hospital.

Your health. Your community. Your hospital.

WhidbeyHealth provides local access to exceptional healthcare, a safety net when emergencies happen, and peace of mind knowing our team is standing by 24/7 to respond to your needs. From birth through every phase of life we’re here for you - with health and wellness services to help you live life to the fullest.

Our Mission and Our Vission

Our Mission

To be your healthcare provider of choice.

Our Vision

Delivering compassionate, high quality, integrated healthcare to our Whidbey community.

THE CHALLENGE

THE CHALLENGE

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The Journey to Health

In the early 1850’s, Dr. John Kellogg, the island’s first long termed physician used horse and buggy or a dugout canoe to reach patients in need.

A Common Need

The idea of Neighbors helping neighbors was an ingrained ethic, fueling the island’s passion and commitment to build a local hospital.

In the Hands of Women

When challenging childbirths, sick infants and epidemics like diphtheria and smallpox struck, it was predominately women who stepped in to care for each other’s families.

It’s no surprise that a group of women lead the charge to build a hospital and bring reliable healthcare close to home

Whidbey Island Home Hospitals
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Whidbey Island Home Hospitals

Challenging travel conditions stimulated the growth of home hospitals. Women, often without any professional training, would care for the sick and injured in their homes, scattered across the island.

Tireless Hospital Advocates

Pauline “Polly” Harpole, the island’s first public health nurse, established ‘Twill-do’ maternity home in 1934 where she delivered over 3,000 babies. She went on to establish multiple clinics, a mobile x-ray unit and a speech workshop as well as her daring 18-minute emergency transports to a waiting ferry.

Commitment to the Community

Shortly after WWII, Carskadden organized the first hospital association working to acquire the Navy hospital during one of its rumored closings. While the Navy hospital didn’t close, a new wing was added. Carskadden through his unfaltering support behind the guilds efforts to build a Whidbey hospital controlled at a local level.

HIs life-long dream was realized when he attended the dedication of Whidbey General Hospital in 1970.

THE JOURNEY

THE JOURNEY

Explore our historic infographics for more details on the WhidbeyHealth Journey to Health.

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WhidbeyHealth TODAY

WhidbeyHealth TODAY

Evolving to meet the needs of our diverse community.

WhidbeyHealth Medical Center is a fully licensed and certified Critical Access Hospital. The WhidbeyHealth system, which includes the medical center, three EMS stations and eight outpatient locations, employs more than 750 staff members. An exceptional nursing team and more than 70 providers support a broad range of inpatient and outpatient services.

When Minutes Count
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Emergency Medical Services Team

When Minutes Count

From childbirth to trauma, heart attacks, accidents or major disasters, WhidbeyHealth Emergency Medical Services (EMS) have been responding to the needs of our diverse community 24/7 and 365 days a year for over 40 years.

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Exceptional Care
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Critical Access Hospital
Emergency Department

Exceptional Care

Our competent, compassionate and caring team is dedicated to delivering critical and life-saving healthcare, education and resources needed to support the health and well-being of our diverse community.

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Superior Surgical Teams

Focus on you

Our patient centric approach and whatever it takes attitude are pervasive in every area of the hospital, from our front-line board-certified doctors, nurses and clinicians to the efficient powerhouse support team behind the scenes that ensure smooth operations throughout the entire organization.

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Life Flight

Continuously evolving

A commitment to excellence fuels innovation, from our state-of-the-art facilities to cutting edge techniques, treatment and processes which together ensure exceptional care throughout the entire care continuum.

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More than Medicine
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Family Birthplace

More than Medicine

From your early planning stages our comprehensive patient centered teach is focused 100% on providing an exceptional experience for you, your family and your newborn. Our state-of-the-art birthing center provides family centric accommodations, a highly skilled compassionate team who will be with you from the time you arrive, through delivery and throughout the postpartum period.

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WhidbeyHealth

WhidbeyHealth

Exceptional care delivered by exceptional healthcare professionals - close to home.