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Outpatient cancer care at the heart of Harrison’s Poulsbo campus - 8/6/2008

A variety of outpatient services-cancer care, urgent and primary care, and imaging-soon will be availableat one convenient Poulsbo location. Harrison Medical Center has partnered with local physicians to provide accessible healthcare to residents on the Kitsap and Olympic peninsulas.

“We’re committed to meeting the ever-changing needs of our communities,” says Scott Bosch, Harrison’s president and CEO. “Our goal is to bring healthcare services that are convenient and coordinated with existing local medical providers. Our Poulsbo campus will be a shining example of these efforts.”

A new 50,000-square-foot medical building will be built on a 7-acre parcel in the vicinity of Highway 305, Lincoln Road, and 10th Avenue, currently owned by the City of Poulsbo.

North-end patients now will be able to coordinate their outpatient cancer services closer to home, with 15,000 square feet of the Poulsbo building dedicated to the cancer center. Medical and radiation oncologists will provide care at the center, which will feature a linear accelerator (Harrison’s third). The other two linear accelerators currently are in use on the Bremerton campus. This medical device delivers precise image-guided radiation therapy.

Harrison’s cancer program has been approved by the American College of Surgeon’s Commission on Cancer for more than 20 years. Only one in four Washington hospitals achieves this distinction. Last year, the program exceeded even these high standards and earned the commission’s commendation for excellence. Patients can expect the same excellent cancer care in Poulsbo’s new outpatient setting.

Harrison’s partnership with local healthcare providers in urgent, primary, and specialty areas will enhance continuity of care. Patients will be able to receive care from their primary physician on a consistent basis, have access to walk-in urgent care services as needed, and be treated by medical specialists if necessary-all at one campus.

The development of the Poulsbo campus also represents a valuable collaboration between Harrison and the City of Poulsbo to bring needed medical services and advanced specialty care to the community.

“The new Poulsbo facility will provide healthcare to all north county residents and beyond,” says Jim Civilla, a member of Harrison’s board of directors and chairman of the board’s planning committee. “As a not-for-profit organization, Harrison directs its resources into facilities and services that best serve our local residents now and into the future.”

Read local news coverage about the development:
Kitsap Sun
North Kitsap Herald