Fifth annual Well Hearts Luncheon raises funds for new cardiology service February 9, 2020
Heide Chaney, a nurse practitioner who works in the cardiology unit at the Jefferson Healthcare medical center, provided the keynote address during the fifth annual Well Hearts Luncheon, where the community gave more than $14,000 for medical equipment. The event was covered by the Peninsula Daily News.
Announcing the Susan Shelton Memorial Little Free Pantry & Garden October 18, 2019
Recognizing that many of our neighbors need food and other necessities outside of the usual food bank and other social service hours, Dove House created the “Little Free Pantry." Project supporters, including Jefferson Healthcare employees and foundation, are listed in Dove House's October newsletter, which also includes information on how to “give what you can and take what you need" at the Little Free Pantry.
Jefferson Healthcare seeks community input for master site planning October 3, 2019
Jefferson Healthcare named Health Equality Leader for 2019 September 3, 2019
For the fourth year in a row, Jefferson Healthcare has earned the designation of LGBTQ Health Care Equality Leader from the Human Rights Campaign Foundation. “We are honored to receive this designation and very proud to partner with our LGBTQ community on improving access to healthcare and other important social justice issues,” said Jefferson Healthcare's CEO, Mike Glenn. Read more about the award criteria here.
New pharmacy service comes to Port Ludlow July 15, 2019
GiveBIG donors contribute to telemetry for cardiac rehabilitataion May 10, 2019
Donors to Jefferson Healthcare Foundation during Washington's online giving day contributed more than $2,600 to support updated technology in Jefferson Healthcare's cardiac rehabilitation program. "We're raising funds to expand cardiac rehabilitation services in Jefferson County," said Executive Director Kris Becker. "Because no one should have to travel hours for care while recovering from a heart attack or heart surgery." Read more about our Campaign for Cardiac Rehabilitation here.
Jefferson Healthcare earns 5-star rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services March 13, 2019
Jefferson Healthcare opens new wellness center January 31, 2019
Jefferson Healthcare is deepening its commitment to community health and wellness with a dedicated Wellness Center in the QFC Plaza in Port Townsend. The Wellness Center is dedicated to illness prevention through education, empowerment, and movement. Read more about Wellness Services here, and find class schedule information here.
Jefferson Healthcare completes comprehensive pricing review January 3, 2019
Jefferson Healthcare orthopedic surgeon is available day and night, year-round November 14, 2018
“When a hip fracture comes in, I come in and take care of that patient until that patient goes home,” says Dr. Paul Naumann, orthopedic surgeon and medical director of Jefferson Healthcare's orthopedic department. “I really keep an eye on the care of that patient.” Dr, Naumann described his team's focus on healing for the Port Townsend Leader.
Jefferson Healthcare earns 5-star rating for hip fracture treatment October 29, 2018
Two awards from Washington State Hospital Association October 16, 2018
The Washington State Hospital Association presented Mike Glenn, CEO of Jefferson Healthcare, with the Joe Hopkins Memorial Award during the association’s 2018 Annual Member Meeting. Additionally, Jefferson Healthcare's population health department was selected for a Community Health Leadership Award. The Joe Hopkins Memorial Award award recognizes "vision and dedication to Washington’s hospitals, with a special focus on rural health care," while the Community Health Leadership Award honors those "health care organizations that are serving their communities’ broader health needs in innovative and lasting ways."
Jefferson Healthcare leader recognized by Puget Sound Business Journal September 30, 2018
Piloted earlier this spring by Dr. David Harris, Dr. Joe Mattern, Dr. Molly Parker, and Sarah Irick, ARNP, the new VegRx program has grown to involve all Jefferson Healthcare providers of annual Well Child check-ups throughout East Jefferson County, Through a monthly credit for vegetables, fruit, and plants at our farmers markets this summer and at The Food Co-op in winter, VegRx helps to supply more fresh food for families in need. Jefferson County Farmers Markets provide full details here.
Jefferson Healthcare to open first dental rural health clinic in Washington May 20, 2018
Beginning in 2019, East Jefferson County adults and children insured by Apple Health/Medicaid will have increased access to dental care right here at home. The first of its kind in Washington State, the 6-chair dental rural health clinic will provide cleanings, cavity treatment, and other essential services at the Olympic Medical Office building across from our main hospital in Port Townsend. Jefferson Healthcare's Amy Yaley, Director of Marketing and Communication, described the project for the Peninsula Daily News.
2018 Patient Safety Excellence Award May 8, 2018
Jefferson Healthcare is the only hospital in Washington State to receive the 2018 Patient Safety Excellence Award™ from Healthgrades, the leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals. Recognizing superior performance in the prevention of complications for patients during hospital stays, this distinction places Jefferson Healthcare among the top 10 percent of all short-term acute care hospitals reporting patient safety data. The award will be accepted on May 24 by Chief Patient Care Officer Brandie Manuel and Chief Medical Officer Dr. Joe Mattern, on behalf of all providers and staff who make safety and quality Jefferson Healthcare's highest priority.
Partners in fresh food pilot program May 2, 2018
Jefferson Healthcare providers Dr. David Harris, Dr. Joe Mattern, Dr. Molly Parker, and Sarah Irick, ARNP are now prescribing fresh fruit and vegetables in partnership with Jefferson County Farmers Market, the Port Townsend Food Co-op, and 5210Jefferson. In this initial pilot phase, the VegRx program helps to address food insecurity for select patients through a monthly credit for vegetables, fruit, and plants at the Port Townsend or Chimacum markets, and at the Co-op during the winter. Though space in the program is limited at this time, VegRx partners hope to serve more individuals in 2019. Visit the Jefferson County Farmers Market website for more information or to make a donation toward VegRx,
Jefferson Healthcare clinics offer vaccinations in time for kindergarten registration April 25, 2018
As registration for Fall 2018 kindergarten begins now, Jefferson Healthcare clinics are providing the vaccinations required to attend public schools in Washington state. The vaccines are free, and insurance, including Apple Health/Medicaid, is accepted for the office visit. Families without insurance and who cannot afford the fee can ask for it to be waived. Additionally, Jefferson County's Public Health Department offers immunization clinics every Tuesday and Thursday afternoon, where no appointment is necessary. For more information, including where to call for an appointment, click here.
Chimacum Elemenatary School students support cancer care March 28, 2018
Third-graders at Chimacum Elementary School, taught by Michelle Moseley, elected to donate their cash prize from the 2017 Port Townsend Paper Company Kraft Christmas Tree Contest to support cancer services at Jefferson Healthcare. Their donation has since been matched 3-to-1 by individual and corporate contributions. For their kind generosity and thoughtful decision-making process, the students were recognized by the school district's Board of Education at their meeting on March 28, 2018.
Jefferson Healthcare: Access to care expanding with more providers February 28, 2018
Express Clinic now open at Jefferson Healthcare February 5, 2018
The new Express Clinic, open daily from 9 am to 7 pm for non-emergency, same-day treatment of minor illnesses, injuries, infections and allergies, is part of the overall plan for Jefferson Healthcare to meet growing medical demands. Visit the Express Clinic web page for details.
Annual Well Hearts Luncheon February 2, 2018
Jefferson Healthcare Foundation's 3rd Annual Well Hearts Luncheon continued to celebrate the American Heart Association's National Wear Red Day, to raise awareness and support for ending heart disease and stroke in women.
Our Foundation is committed to providing education and awareness about cardiovascular health for our community. Special thanks to our 2018 keynote speaker, Jackie Levin, RN, Holistic Nurse and Coach, as well as featured professionals Karen Forbes, MD, Cardiac and Pulmonary Medical Director, and Ann Hoffman, DO, Women's Clinic Medical Director, for encouraging all our guests to live well from the heart!
Sponsors and guests of this annual event help Jefferson Healthcare Foundation provide funding to enhance and expand local cardiac services at Jefferson Healthcare, while enjoying a heart healthy meal prepared by Chef Arran Stark.
Jefferson Healthcare Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization whose mission is to enhance the excellence of our region’s medical services through charitable contributions and community involvement. Our tax ID number is 46-2991924.