Charting the Course
The Campaign for Excellence, Equipment & Technology
Throughout the country, hospitals are facing one of the most challenging periods in recent history. Continued pressures from reduced reimbursement and rising unpaid medical bills from the uninsured and underinsured leave fewer and fewer dollars on the table to replace and purchase needed technology and equipment.
Simultaneously, advancements in health care technology result in equipment becoming obsolete and antiquated faster than ever before. Whether it’s replacement of aging equipment or advancements in technology, every year PeaceHealth Ketchikan Medical Center has a list of critically needed technology and equipment with a price tag of approximately $4 – 5 million.
Choosing not to replace or improve our equipment is not an option as it directly impacts the type and in many cases the quality of care we can deliver to our patients.
Establishing a Fund for Excellence, Equipment and Technology allows us to strategically plan for and acquire technology that is most crucial for the care of our patients or provides cost savings in the long run. The Fund for Excellence, Technology & Equipment will provide a reliable source of funding for critically needed state-of-the-art technology and equipment over the next five years.
Technology improvements and equipment allow us to perform advanced procedures never before possible. The Fund for Excellence, Technology & Equipment will enable PeaceHealth Ketchikan to utilize state-of-the-art technology by investing in needed equipment resulting in improved delivery of care and improved medical outcomes for our patients. It will allow us to continue to deliver the care and services you rely on—for yourself, your family and friends.
We Can’t Do It Alone
Traditional sources of funding for specialized equipment and advanced technology continue to be increasingly uncertain and unavailable. As a not-for-profit hospital, PeaceHealth Ketchikan Medical Center Foundation exists to acquire and recognize charitable gifts and bequests that allow PeaceHealth Ketchikan to fulfill its mission of providing patient care to all in need. With your help can establish a reliable source of funding for identified needs.
Together we will be partners in providing the highest quality equipment and technology feasible in a timely and affordable manner . Your investment will play a vital role in helping PeaceHealth Ketchikan to recruit and retain skilled physicians, technicians, nurses and other providers while meeting the growing need for exceptional medicine and compassionate care right here at home.