Island Hospital

One of the top 100 suburban and community hospitals in the U.S. and the repeated recipient of a 4-star rating by Medicare, the newly rebranded Island Hospital—a Level II Stroke and Level III Trauma Center—has been meeting the region’s healthcare needs and delivering care courageously™ for some 60 years. The expert team of healthcare providers live and work in the community and are trained in remote and island settings. Tapping into partner affiliates and vast resources, the staff at Island Health coordinate and provide the most appropriate level of care for each patient. In addition to providing tele-ICU services and housing a revolutionary spine robot technology, Island Health partners with Airlift NW for swift and safe transport to critical care. Other services range from cardiac rehabilitation, family as well as internal medicine, cancer care, gynecology and obstetrics, diagnostic imaging, and sports and spine care to surgery, urology, pediatrics, PT, pulmonary rehab, surgery, and more.

COMMUNITY OVERVIEW

Anacortes is a city located on Fidalgo Island in Skagit County, Washington, and has a population of over 17,600 (as of 2021). There are short bridges leading to the island from several areas, so it is drivable to this area. The name “Anacortes” is an adaptation of the name of Anne Curtis Bowman, who was the wife of early Fidalgo Island settler Amos Bowman.

City of Anacortes: https://www.anacorteswa.gov/ 
Chamber of Commerce: https://anacortes.org/chamber

NEIGHBORHOODS AND HOUSING OPPORTUNITIES

Anacortes is rich in culture and history. Most residents own their homes in several distinct suburban communities, but there are rentals throughout the area. The public school system in Anacortes is highly rated.

Anacortes School District: http://www.asd103.org/
Real Estate Information: https://members.anacortes.org/list/ql/real-estate-72

CULTURAL AMENITIES

Anacortes is conveniently situated halfway between Seattle and Vancouver, BC, and is the destination point for the San Juan Islands and International Ferry runs. The island is known for its historic waterfront, 50 miles of hiking trails, and a mix of annual festivals.

Its year-round music scene is lively with everything from rock to bluegrass to jazz at outside venues during the summer and restaurants and bars throughout the year.

The culinary scene is ever-growing, and you will find a variety of restaurants with farm-to-table menus, scratch and house-made ingredients, and their specialties like BBQ, fusion, and rustic scratch.

Anacortes Community Information: https://anacortes.org/live-in-anacortes/anacortes-community-info

OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES

Anacortes is a popular destination for both land and water. From hiking, beaches, kayaking, rock climbing, or going on a whale-watching tour, there is no shortage of activities for enjoying the great outdoors.

The city also features festivals including the Anacortes Spring Wine Festival, Skagit Valley Tulip Festival, Anacortes Waterfront Festival, Anacortes Arts Festival, as well as others.

Anacortes is a family-friendly small city with access to a number of activities. Whether you play baseball, fish, swim, or just want to relax, there is a place for you at one of the many locations throughout the town.

Parks & Rec: https://www.anacorteswa.gov/490/Parks-Recreation