Brenden Hansen, MD

Emergency Medicine
WhidbeyHealth Emergency Department

Brenden Hansen, MD, is medical director of our 13-bed Emergency Department, which treats approximately 24,000 adults and children every year. Dr. Hansen works closely with nurses and other emergency physicians to ensure exceptional care and patient satisfaction in the ED. He oversees protocols developed to ensure continuity, quality and consistency in post-emergency treatment. He serves on the hospital’s Trauma Committee, which evaluates incidents treated at WhidbeyHealth Medical Center to ensure that our trauma care meets the highest quality standards. This former Chief of Staff is a past member of our Peer Review Committee, which evaluates the care provided here to ensure it meets the highest national standards. He joined our medical staff in 2010.

Patient Care Philosophy
  • Provide up-to-date, evidence-based emergency care.
  • Provide a comforting, caring experience during stressful emergencies.
  • Invite patients to be active participants in their care by discussing the benefits and risks of treatments and tests with the goal of empowering the patient and providing better care.
Scope of Care
  • Initial evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of patients of any age who require expeditious medical, surgical or psychiatric care for unforeseen illness or injury
  • Assessment, stabilization and coordination of care for patients who require transport to another hospital for more specialized care
  • Collaboration with primary care physicians, hospitalists and specialists to manage the patients who come to the Emergency Department to assure continuity of care
  • Medical School: Albany Medical College, 2007
Internship & Residency
  • Loma Linda University Medical Center
  • Board Certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine