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Now in our 94th year, Petersburg Medical Center continues to serve the residents and guests of Petersburg with up-to-date, quality medical services.
Our primary care clinic, home health service and long-term care center are fully integrated with the acute care hospital. Emergency care is available 24 hours a day.
Owned by the City of Petesburg, the medical center is a charter member of the Alaska Small Hospital Performance Improvement Network (ASHPIN) and the Alaska State Hospital and Nursing Home Association (ASHNHA).
We truly care about your health. This is your medical center, providing convenient, optimum health care in your home community.
Long Term Care
LTC is Petersburg Medical Center’s Long Term Care Unit, or nursing home. We are located in Petersburg, in the heart of Southeast Alaska. Our community is made up of 3000 residents who make Alaska’s Little Norway their home. We are eager to welcome you to our community!
Petersburg Medical Center is made up of a 12 bed, critical access hospital that includes long term care and skilled nursing care swing beds, a 24 hour a day emergency department, a 4 family practice physician clinic and our 15 bed long term care unit. We welcome residents who need extra care and rehabilitation before they can return home, or on a permanent basis. Our mission is to provide excellence in healthcare services and to promote wellness in our community. Our guiding values are Professionalism, Integrity, Dignity, Quality and Teamwork. We strive to fulfill our mission and guiding values with each and every thing that we do.
We understand the difficult choices that families face as they prepare to make new living arrangements for a loved one who can no longer live alone or in an assisted living situation. We are dedicated to helping each resident and their family make informed decisions about the best placement option and make sure that the transition is as smooth as it can possibly be. We welcome involvement from friends and families in all areas of long term care living. For those residents who may not have families who are able to participate, we are always advocates for our residents.
Our residents enjoy 24 hour skilled nursing care in a cozy, home-like environment with care provided by licensed, caring and friendly staff. Resident safety, quality of care, and the satisfaction of our residents are our top priorities. Each resident is provided with an individualized plan of care that guides the staff in caring for the resident each day. The plan of care is developed by a multidisciplinary team including their physician of choice, nursing, activities, dietary, physical therapy, social services, and most importantly, the input of the resident and their family. We value our resident’s families so much that we provide temporary accommodations for them to visit their loved ones in Petersburg.
Our nursing staff, which includes registered nurses, licensed practical nurses and certified nurse’s assistants, and a full time nurse coordinator, is highly skilled, caring and committed to providing excellent care to all those who depend on them. Our small size allows us to have an excellent staff to resident ratio which fosters relationships between staff and residents and allows us to provide the level of care that meets and exceeds the standards of state and federal guidelines. Most importantly, we care for our residents in the same manner that we would care for our own family.
We work hard to provide opportunities for our residents to enjoy the same activities that they enjoyed while in their previous living situation. Our fabulous 7 day a week activities department endeavors to engage our residents in activities that are enjoyable and truly improve the quality of our resident’s lives. We offer both group and individual activities. Some of the activities that our current residents enjoy are: morning exercises, sing-a-longs (a community favorite), bingo, crafts, puzzles, pastoral visits, reading books and being read to, watching television, visiting with family on Skype, movie nights, birthday parties, baking, piano recitals, playing the Wii, community outings and our twice weekly wheelchair-accessible van rides…Just to name a few. Our community values our residents and we have and active visitor and volunteer program that enhances our activity program. Our goal is to keep our residents as busy as they want to be with activities that fit into their lifestyles.
Our onsite physician clinic allows each physician to remain current with each resident’s condition, whether it be through scheduled appointments at the clinic or to address acute needs at the bedside. Visiting specialty physicians make it possible for our residents to see specialists as needed for optometry, ophthalmology, gynecology, urology, cardiology, ear, nose and throat, general surgery and orthopedic needs. Dental needs are met by two private practice dentists who are easily accessible to our residents. We are fortunate to have an onsite, full-service laboratory and fully digital radiology suite that includes X-Ray, 16 slice CT scanner, ultrasound and mammography.
For our residents who need extra help with strengthening or recovering from an injury, we are pleased to offer full time physical therapy services provided by 2 skilled, licensed physical therapists. We are also proud to offer the services of our certified wound care nurse who oversees the planning for the prevention and treatment of skin issues. Our registered dietician supervises the nutritious meals that are provided and ensures that each resident receives a diet that is specially developed according to their needs. Our dietician interacts frequently with our residents to fine tune the menu according to our residents likes and dislikes to ensure that all of our residents are completely satisfied with their meals. Our friendly maintenance and housekeeping staff are dedicated to keeping our environment clean and fresh and responding to our needs immediately. We are so proud of our PMC team!
We welcome the opportunity to serve you and your family. We are happy to answer any questions that you may have about our community, our facility, our staff or our services. We would be happy to show you around and let you speak with our residents or their families. We value open and honest communication and look forward to providing you and your family with care and service that exceeds your expectations.