Practice Hospitalist Medicine In Scenic Alaska & Live a Rewarding Lifestyle!

PeaceHealth Ketchikan Medical Center
Facility: PeaceHealth Ketchikan Medical Center 
Address: 3100 Tongass Avenue 
Ketchikan, AK 99901 
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Opportunity Criteria
Specialty: Internal Medicine : Hospitalist 
Candidate Type: MD, DO 
Visas Accepted: No J1 or H1
Loan Repayment: Not Specified
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PEACEHEALTH invites you to enjoy working in a Medical Center located directly on the water, providing spectacular views! Would you like to live and work in a community full of outdoor adventure, surrounded by incredible natural beauty and is rich in arts and culture? Are you looking for an opportunity with incredible work/life balance? Would you like to be part of a special team of providers who will treat you like family? If your answer is "yes", and you are a physician with minimum of three years experience, then PeaceHealth has a place for you!


  • World class housing - Ketchikan has some amazing housing deals, and no matter where you live, the views are sure to be extraordinary!
  • The people of Ketchikan are warm, engaged and welcoming. Those who are new to Ketchikan are amazed at how easy it is to get involved in the community, and in all the help they find getting settled in.
  • Ketchikan is the "Salmon Capital of the World". Huge runs of salmon migrate from the ocean into the local waters. Experience world class fishing and catch a 30 pound King Salmon on your lunch break!
  • Treat your palate to incredible seafood cuisine: Not only is the salmon fresh, restaurants serve some of the best halibut, crab, shrimp, oysters and clams - all of which are locally sourced.
  • Kayak the local waters while taking in some of the most scenic views in the world! There are also seven state parks on the island for you to enjoy. Ketchikan has snow only 1-2 days a year.
  • Art & Culture: Home to a diverse population of artists that captures Alaska's beauty and cultural attributes. You'll also find frequent theater and musical performances all year long!
  • Ketchikan has excellent schools. The city offers educational alternatives with two charter schools and an alternative high school. The island also has a University of Alaska Southeast campus.


  • Average daily census of 8
  • 7 on and 7 off, block scheduling
  • Compensation at MGMA 75%
  • Volunteer opportunities to serve on medical mission teams to El Salvador
  • Dedicated call room
  • 24 hour ER physicians on staff
  • Open ICU; procedures optional


  • Integrated physician-led medical group
  • Competitive compensation plus signing bonus
  • CME reimbursement & relocation assistance
  • Fully paid malpractice insurance
  • Competitive loan forgiveness compensation through PeaceHealth, state programs or HPSA qualifying sites
  • Two excellent health coverage options
  • Exceptional retirement plans plus optional supplemental plan


  • Complete with brand new equipment, the PeaceHealth Ketchikan Hospital has grown about 70,000 square feet since the completion of it's major addition in June 2017
  • Named one of the top critical access hospitals in the US
  • Exemplary performance in multiple areas including surgical care, pneumonia, heart failure and more
  • 25 physicians and advance practice clinicians


To View a Three Minute Video about PeaceHealth in Ketchikan, Alaska: Click Here 


Gwen Houberg
Sourcing Project Manager

PeaceHealth Ketchikan Medical Center

In 1923 the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace opened the Little Flower Hospital in Ketchikan. It was named after Saint Teresa, who proclaimed herself “a little flower in God’s garden.” PeaceHealth Ketchikan Medical Center, a critical access hospital, collaborates with the city to maintain and expand services including a large medical group, laboratory, expanded pharmacy and a number of centers of excellence.

Ketchikan, AK

A major port stop on the Alaskan cruise ship itinerary, Ketchikan is an eclectic, eccentric, hardworking community surrounded by spectacular natural beauty. Residents enjoy exploring local culture, art, history, outdoor activities and wildlife in an ideal work/play environment.


PeaceHealth, based in Vancouver, Washington, is a not-for-profit Catholic health system offering care to communities in Washington, Oregon, and Alaska. PeaceHealth has approximately 16,000 caregivers, a multi-specialty medical group practice with more than 800 physicians and providers, a comprehensive laboratory system, and ten medical centers serving both urban and rural communities throughout the Northwest. In 1890, Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace founded what has become PeaceHealth. Today, PeaceHealth is the legacy of its founding Sisters and continues to serve communities when invited to do so with a spirit of collaboration and stewardship. This is The Spirit of Health—The Spirit of PeaceHealth.

PeaceHealth is an EEO Affirmative Action Race/Sex/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/National Origin/Veteran/Disability Employer.

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Contact: Gwen Houberg 
Phone: 866-459-7113
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