Nurses form the very heart of our healthcare ministry. As a Catholic healthcare organization founded in 1890 by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace, PeaceHealth’s legacy and future are rooted in the vital service of its dedicated nurses and caregivers.
Our nurses make up one-third of our overall workforce and are committed to living our Mission; caring for the whole person, mind, body, spirit and relationships. They play a critical role in ensuring the continued delivery of exceptional and compassionate care.
PeaceHealth is committed to nursing excellence and our nurses serve our patients in a collaborative, Mission-driven setting marrying exceptional medicine with exceptional care.
Pathway to Excellence® PeaceHealth Ketchikan Medical Center made history by being named the first and only hospital and long-term care unit to achieve Pathway to Excellence® designation status at PeaceHealth and in Alaska. The Pathway designation is a global credential that highlights the commitment to creating a healthy work environment where nurses feel empowered and valued, and applies to all nurses in the medical center, long-term care unit and medical group for the next four years. For more information about the program, visit ANCC's website.