Islanders Arrive En Masse at UW Medicine Meeting Sept. 11 is official start day for UW Medicine Orcas Island Clinic

Updated Sept. 8 at 11 p.m. — by Margie Doyle — After years of losing money and physicians, this month Orcas Medical Center will come under management by UW Medicine to meet the challenges of 21st-century rural medicine. UW Medicine will formally begin its oversight on Monday, Sept. 11 as … Continue reading

Orcas Medical Foundation Hosts Q & A with UW Representatives Look ahead, advise clinic administrators

— by Dali Cuthbert — Concerned islanders — medical patients and practitioners — packed the Madrona Room at the Orcas Center on Saturday, May 13, for the Annual Meeting of the Orcas Medical Foundation, founded in 1956. It has operated the Orcas Medical Clinic on Mt. Baker Road since 1991. … Continue reading

Medical Provider Joins Orcas Medical Center

— from the Orcas Medical Foundation Board — We are pleased to announce that Kirsten Pickard, ARNP, FNP-BC, has joined Orcas Medical Center (OMC) in Eastsound and is now seeing patients. Pickard earned her Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from the University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth, North Dartmouth, MA in 2004. … Continue reading

Flu Vaccinations at Orcas Medical Center

— from the Orcas Medical Center — Schedule flu shots now for you and your family at the Orcas Medical Center! For adults, flu shots will be administered by appointment beginning at 8:30 a.m. on October 22 and October 29 by calling the Medical Center at 376-2561. Or, if you … Continue reading

Intern Studying Rural Medicine at OMC

— from the Orcas Medical Center — The Orcas Medical Center has been pleased to have Mark Tom, second-year medical student at the University of Washington School of Medicine, as a month-long summer intern working with Dr. Giefer. Mark, who grew up near Chicago and has never lived in rural … Continue reading