Hospital Services in Bellingham

PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center

Hospital care for adults at PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center is supported by our own Inpatient Services Program (IPS). This hospital-based service is staffed by FCN physicians, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners who work only in the hospital. Additional FCN physician support is by doctors who split their time between their outpatient primary care clinic and the hospital. 

For children who are hospitalized at St. Joe’s, most often the child’s Family Care Network physician will manage care.

In all cases, the FCN provider caring for you at St. Joe’s has complete access to your FCN medical record and uses it to guide the care you receive. The IPS program works closely with your primary FCN doctor to ensure that care during and after your hospital stay is well coordinated.