Particularly near the end of life, hospitalization may present a number of enormously difficult decisions. Harrison believes families should have support when they are having difficulties coming to agreement on these difficult medical decisions. We invite them to contact the hospital's ethics committee for confidential discussions by trained committee members, who provide recommendations focused on the integrity of healthcare and the patients' best interests. Composed of physicians, nurses, and other Harrison staff, the group serves as a valuable educational resource. The ethics committee can be reached through the hospital chaplain at 360-744-6555.
We welcome questions about our services. For more information, including a complete list of the procedures we offer, contact Optimum from 8:30 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday, at 360-744-4950. Optimum is located in the Olympic Professional Building, 2600 Cherry Ave., Suite 203 in Bremerton.Pastoral Care
Our chaplains minister on a non-sectarian basis to patients and their loved ones whose churches may be far away or who have no church affiliation. They also will contact a patient's spiritul leaders on the patient’s behalf.
Chaplains can be reached at 360-744-6555.
Pathology Associates Kitsap County
Pathology Associates Kitsap County/Diagnostic Specialties Laboratory (PAKC/DSL)
PAKC/DSL has been providing anatomic pathology services to clinicians and their patients since 1980. Our six board-certified and subspecialty-trained pathologists care for our patients by examining tissues and fluids, (biopsies) and performing laboratory analyses to identify and diagnose cancer and other diseases. For information, call 360-744-6731.
It's not expected patients will encounter difficulties during their time at the hospital; in fact, 98 percent consistently rate their stays as "excellent or very good." But occasionally issues arise, or individuals become concerned about aspects of their care. While people are encouraged to speak with their doctors and nurses first, there may be times when they are more comfortable speaking to a member of our Patient Advocacy team. They can be reached at 360-744-6535.
Several hundred area residents donate their time to perform a broad array of activities, including performing errands, reading to patients, serving as surgery aides, and applying hand massage. Groups represent all ages from 14 and older, and include the Maurice S. Mathis Guild, Harrison Medical Center Auxiliary, adult service volunteers, and teenagers. To learn more about volunteer programs call 360-744-6570, from 8 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday.