Island Hospital
Island Hospital chaplains are skilled area clergy and lay ministers who receive additional training in the special needs of the healthcare environment. They provide emotional and pastoral support to patients, family members and staff in times of medical crisis.
Offering Diverse, Individualized Support

Each volunteer chaplain serves as a 'first-responder' on-call in medical or pastoral crises and conducts pastoral-care 'rounds' -- visiting patients and nurses -- in the hospital. The chaplain-on-call is available upon patient request. Patients, families or visitors need only to ask a nurse to contact the volunteer chaplain or call (360) 661-4733.

As members of our local religious communities, one of our chaplains' primary roles is that of a therapeutic listener.

Chaplains engage religious and ethical topics when requested and provide or make referrals for sacramental care when appropriate. Their primary service, however, is to offer general emotional, bereavement and crisis support. They also disseminate information and make referrals to appropriate groups or agencies when special support services are needed.

Our Chapel

The chapel offers a place for meditation, prayer or quiet reflection when needed by a patient, visitor or staff person. The chapel is located between the 24th Street entrance and Central Registration, adjacent to the Thomas P. Brooks MD Birth Center. 

Pastoral Care Services

For more information about these services, please contact the on-call chaplain at (360) 661-4733.




  Contact Us

Pastoral Care Services
1211 24th Street
Anacortes, WA 98221

(360) 299-4280

On-Call Chaplain
(360) 661-4733

Doug Fakkema
(360) 202-1699

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