Your Hospital Stay
Aside from doctors and nurses, several people are involved in patient care at Skagit Valley Hospital, including dietitians, chaplains and social workers.
A team of physicians known as “hospitalists” offer round-the-clock care to both our adult and pediatric patients whose primary care providers request the service. Click here to learn more about our Hospitalist program.
If you are receiving treatment at Skagit Valley Hospital on an outpatient basis or have family that want to stay close during your treatment, the hospital can offer The Sunrise Inn, a guesthouse for patients and their families. Find out more about the The Sunrise Inn.
To help you stay connected with your life during your hospital stay, Skagit Valley Hospital provides free high-speed, wireless Wi-Fi Internet access throughout the hospital.
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Watch this video to learn more about what to expect as a new patient at Skagit Valley Hospital.
The staff of Skagit Valley Hospital always wants to provide you with as much information as possible about your care and treatment. Most departments have information available about their specific services or treatments. Please don’t hesitate to ask your doctor, nurse or other providers any questions you might have about your treatments or care while at Skagit Valley Hospital.
For patients and loved ones wanting to learn more about their diagnosis or treatment, visit MedlinePlus, health information from the National Institutes of Health.
Speech and Hearing Imparied
Interpreters and Services for the Speech and Hearing Impaired
If you or a patient requires an interpreter or has special speech or hearing impaired requirements, inform a nurse or other staff member for assistance. For information, call the Interpreter Coordinator at 360-814-2398.
Interpreting - Translating
The Interpreter Services Department, under the supervision of the Director of Case Management, provides language interpretation and translation of documents as needed for all Skagit Valley Hospital patients. For information, call 360-814-2398. Find out more about language assistance and interpreting services.
Spiritual Care and Chaplains
The Spiritual Care Department located at Skagit Valley Hospital provides emotional and spiritual support for patients, families and staff. The hospital chaplains respond to requests for care from patients and families, contact local faith communities according to patient wishes, and support patients and families during times of great stress or bereavement. Several spiritual care volunteers aid in caring for patients of particular faith communities. In addition, a volunteer team, Caring Companions provide an additional layer of supportive conversation and caring presence on selected afternoons. This program is a partnership with several of the hospital’s nearest faith community neighbors.
Anyone can make a referral for spiritual care or services. The chaplains may provide additional support especially in the following situations: new diagnosis, end-of-life decisions and care, fetal demise, special religious concerns that affect medical treatment, and additional care for patients who are far from home or without support systems.
Our chapel at Skagit Valley Hospital is located off the main lobby and features stained glass by Camano Island artist, Jack Archibald. This space is a sanctuary for an array of needs. It provides a place of solitude for those who need some quiet moments, as well as a place for those who are dealing with unexpected tragedy to come together. The chapel, open from early morning to late evening is available to anyone who wishes to use the space.
Resources from a variety of faith traditions to help support patients are available in the chapel and also on each hospital unit.
The hospital chaplain can be reached at 360-814-2173, through the staff Vocera system and firstname.lastname@example.org.
Discharge planning by a nurse or social worker is available every day during business hours, to assist you with planning a safe, appropriate discharge either to home or to an alternative level of care, such as a skilled nursing facility.
Our Case Management staff includes registered nurses who collaborate with physicians, nursing staff and other health care professionals to deliver an effective, efficient and appropriate plan of care for patients. Case management is provided at no charge to physicians and patients. The service helps to facilitate the process to ensure that patients receive the care they need in a timely, cost-effective manner.
Our Case Management staff includes social workers and registered nurses who collaborate with physicians, nursing staff and other health care professionals to deliver an effective, efficient and appropriate plan of care for patients. Case management is provided at no charge to physicians and patients. The service helps to facilitate the process to ensure that patients receive the care they need in a timely, cost-effective manner.