Information about doctors' hours added
In its first 95 days of operation, there have been 3,077 patient visits to PeaceHealth Peace Island Medical Center (PIMC) on San Juan Island. The critical access hospital, which replaced Inter Island Medical Center, opened November 26, 2012.
Of the visits, 24% or 735 were to the Emergency Department. The clinic, which is staffed with three part-time doctors, had 2,342 patient visits.
Thirty-one patients were admitted to PIMC as overnight patients and 22 were in PIMC as observation patients.
The ED visits average 7.7 per day. The ED is open seven days a week, 24 hours per day.
The clinic visits average 35 per day. The clinic is open from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. (There were 67 week days between November 26 and February 28 not counting Christmas and New Year's Day).
According to PIMC Public Information Officer Amy Cloud the answer to the question - "How many full-time-equivalent (FTE) physicians does PIMC have?" is 2.75.
A look at the three physicians' schedules does not calculate out to 2.75 FTE. A FTE usually is defined as 8 hours a day, five days a week. A followup email asking if PIMC defines FTE differently has not yet been answered.
Dr. Michael Wingren - Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
Dr. Rachel Bishop - Monday and Wednesday
Dr. Susan Mahoney - Tuesday, Thursday and half a day Friday
Kimberly Van der Kolk - Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday