PeaceHealth, based in Vancouver, Wash., is a not-for-profit Catholic health system offering care to communities in Washington, Oregon and Alaska. PeaceHealth has approximately 16,000 caregivers, a medical group practice with more than 900 providers and 10 medical centers serving both urban and rural communities throughout the Northwest. In 1890, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace founded what has become PeaceHealth. The Sisters shared expertise and transferred wisdom from one medical center to another, always finding the best way to serve the unmet need for healthcare in their communities. Today, PeaceHealth is the legacy of the founding Sisters and continues with a spirit of respect, stewardship, collaboration and social justice in fulfilling its Mission. Visit us online at

About Our Community

PeaceHealth provides care in both rural and metropolitan Pacific Northwest communities. In Ketchikan, Alaska, you’ll find Ketchikan Medical Center, a critical access hospital as well as a clinic in Craig. Washington has St. Joseph Medical Center in Bellingham, United General Medical Center in Sedro-Woolley, Peace Island Medical Center in Friday Harbor, St. John Medical Center in Longview, & Southwest Medical Center in Vancouver. In Oregon, our communities of Springfield & Eugene are home to two campuses of Sacred Heart Medical Center. Other Oregon locations include Cottage Grove Medical Center in Cottage Grove and coastal Peace Harbor Medical Center in Florence.