The Your Health—Your Future Addition Project addresses patients’—and the community’s—most critical needs for a better medical campus:
1. Replaces the 50-year-old surgery,
2. Increases clinical space and capacity,
3. Adds more covered patient parking,
4. Improves patient privacy, and
5. Enhances infrastructure efficiencies.
This addition ensures KMC's ability to provide the highest quality care and the greatest scope of services feasible in our community in the future; an updated physical space will help deliver care more efficiently, more effectively, to more people, with less resources, while maintaining high quality and safety standards.
Addition Project Facts
- 72,000 sq. ft. addition located on Tongass Avenue for new surgery, clinics, and parking.
- Replaces 1963 surgical space to meet current standards, increase capacity and flexibility, and accommodate surgical procedures/equipment.
- Doubles existing clinical space and capacity, providing increased patient access, efficiency and privacy.
- Adds 52 patient parking spaces and physical infrastructure efficiency upgrades.
- Cost: $62 million; $19M secured
- $43 million bond wholly funded by existing 1% Hospital sales tax (no new taxes required!)
- PeaceHealth is contributing $8 million for furnishings, fixtures and equipment.
Why is the Addition Project so Important?
- To continue providing our community members with exceptional care right here at home, we must supply caregivers with the tools and facilities they need—comparable with other state-of-the-art facilities—making KMC a desirable place to practice medicine.
- Health care is an essential service to a vibrant community. KMC is an economic driver both by attracting other industries to our area and as the largest private employer in Ketchikan; with 450 caregivers at a payroll of $28M, operating budget of $63M annually.
- The potential impact of not completing this project: fewer care providers, less local care and services, and higher health care costs.
Find out more information about this project on the City of Ketchikan "Proposition #1—Hospital Bond" page online.
Paid for by PeaceHealth Ketchikan Medical Center, 3100 Tongass Avenue, Ketchikan, Alaska 99901. This communication was approved by Ken Tonjes, Chief Administrative Officer.