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Fidalgo Medical Associates, long located immediately adjacent to Island Hospital, is being purchased by the Hospital. The private medical clinic includes ten physicians and three advanced registered nurse practitioners.

The Hospital says it will purchase the clinic’s assets and the clinic’s staff will sign employment contracts to become part of the hospital.

Hospital CEO Vince Oliver said “This affiliation allows us to work together to recruit and retain physicians to care for our community residents.” The clinic and the hospital both hope the change will help improve physician recruitment and retention at the clinic.

Island Hospital is operated by Skagit Public Hospital District 2. Hospital district commissioners authorized the purchase at it’s August 21 meeting. The hospital and the clinic are negotiating a price tag, but the hospital hopes to finalize the purchase by the end of this month.

Fidalgo Medical Associates began operating in 1972. It joins Anacortes Family Medicine, Lopez Island Medical Clinic under the Island Hospital umbrella.

COVID-19 Cases in Skagit County

4,942 Confirmed Skagit Cases
400-409 Total Cases in ZIP 98221

318 Hospitalizations
67 Deaths
44,613 Fully Vaccinated
57,198 Initial Doses Given


379,100 Confirmed Cases Statewide
22,614 Hospitalizations

5,539 Deaths Statewide
2,419,434 Fully Vaccinated
3,368,279 Initial Doses Given

Updated 6 pm, May 5, 2021.

County Map: Confirmed COVID-19 cases by ZIP code in Skagit County. Updated weekly.

Sources: Skagit County Public Health, Washington State Department of Health, New York Times