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Performance throughout pandemic demonstrates true value of healthcare

Aug 23, 2021, 10:00 AM
As a Board of Commissioners, we are proud of the amazing care our healthcare team at Skagit Regional Health provides to patients every day.

As a Board of Commissioners, we are proud of the amazing care our healthcare team at Skagit Regional Health provides to patients every day. That pride has been accentuated in a big way in the past year during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Our team truly stepped up and showed the value of healthcare in the communities we serve. The team mobilized with safety and our patients at the forefront. We provide care for patients with the virus. We provide testing. We immediately started giving vaccines as soon as they received approval.

Gary Shand, Board of Commissioners Chair

On the vaccine front, we have truly led the way in our communities and we will continue to do so. Vaccinations are a big part of getting people back to school, back to work and back to some sense of normalcy.

We have partnered with neighboring Public Hospital Districts and Public Health officials in several counties for the benefit of our communities.

Our facilities are kept clean and safe, embracing all of the guidance provided by the CDC, state and public health. Required masking and screening upon entry, visitor limitations, additional Personal Protective Equipment and rigorous cleaning regimens are essential. We want to make sure patients feel comfortable in coming to us for healthcare services, as they always have, because we care about your health and wellness.

These efforts represent the true value of healthcare for the people we serve.

A deeper look at this value can be seen in the additional layers of care, expertise, analysis and quality improvement that is constantly taking place at Skagit Regional Health.

I have been honored to serve on the Executive Quality Oversight Committee for the past three years and I can tell you that the focus on quality, safety and best practices is extraordinary. Many system projects and initiatives are reported to this committee where we review the challenges that come up in healthcare, how we learn from them and our efforts to improve. These behind-the-scenes efforts are what drive quality and safety across the organization year in, year out and during COVID-19.

We as a Board extend our appreciation and admiration to the entire healthcare team and the value you bring to our communities.

Gary Shand
President, Public Hospital District No. 1
Skagit Regional Health Board of Commissioners 

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Performance throughout pandemic demonstrates true value of healthcare

Aug 23, 2021, 10:00 AM
As a Board of Commissioners, we are proud of the amazing care our healthcare team at Skagit Regional Health provides to patients every day.

As a Board of Commissioners, we are proud of the amazing care our healthcare team at Skagit Regional Health provides to patients every day. That pride has been accentuated in a big way in the past year during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Our team truly stepped up and showed the value of healthcare in the communities we serve. The team mobilized with safety and our patients at the forefront. We provide care for patients with the virus. We provide testing. We immediately started giving vaccines as soon as they received approval.

Gary Shand, Board of Commissioners Chair

On the vaccine front, we have truly led the way in our communities and we will continue to do so. Vaccinations are a big part of getting people back to school, back to work and back to some sense of normalcy.

We have partnered with neighboring Public Hospital Districts and Public Health officials in several counties for the benefit of our communities.

Our facilities are kept clean and safe, embracing all of the guidance provided by the CDC, state and public health. Required masking and screening upon entry, visitor limitations, additional Personal Protective Equipment and rigorous cleaning regimens are essential. We want to make sure patients feel comfortable in coming to us for healthcare services, as they always have, because we care about your health and wellness.

These efforts represent the true value of healthcare for the people we serve.

A deeper look at this value can be seen in the additional layers of care, expertise, analysis and quality improvement that is constantly taking place at Skagit Regional Health.

I have been honored to serve on the Executive Quality Oversight Committee for the past three years and I can tell you that the focus on quality, safety and best practices is extraordinary. Many system projects and initiatives are reported to this committee where we review the challenges that come up in healthcare, how we learn from them and our efforts to improve. These behind-the-scenes efforts are what drive quality and safety across the organization year in, year out and during COVID-19.

We as a Board extend our appreciation and admiration to the entire healthcare team and the value you bring to our communities.

Gary Shand
President, Public Hospital District No. 1
Skagit Regional Health Board of Commissioners