Whidbey General Hospital

Whidbey General Cancer Program Mission Statement

The mission of the Whidbey General Cancer Program is to ensure compassionate, coordinated cancer care for patients and their families. An interdisciplinary team of health care providers, allied health professionals and support staff will work together to promote patient centered care and evidence based practice, while maintaining high quality care based on national standards.


Quality: Whidbey General promotes quality health care and evidence based practice, utilizing nationally recognized standards from the Commission on Cancer and National Comprehensive Cancer Network.

Patient care occurs across the spectrum of health care to include:

    • Health Care Providers
    • Acute Inpatient Care
    • Outpatient
    • Home Health
    • Long Term Care
    • Social Work
    • Financial Resources

Aspects of care provided to the patient and family members address the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of the patient and family* on their journey along the continuum of care.

    • Prevention
    • Detection
    • Diagnosis
    • Treatment
    • Survivorship
    • End of Life

Community: Whidbey General, in partnership with community organizations and agencies, will evaluate and participate in the continuum of care to maximize services for those at risk or touched by cancer.

*Family is defined as those who are identified supports in the person’s life.


Outstanding Quality


Dr. John Hassapis, Renee Yanke, ARNP and Dr. John Hoyt serve on the Whidbey General Cancer Care Committee.


The Commission on Cancer re-accredited our cancer care program in 2012 with the maximum eight commendations. Very few hospitals achieve this distinction. We also received the commission's annual Outstanding Achievement Award, an honor shared in 2012 by only 79 hospitals in the country and one other hospital in Washington. Read more about this prestigious award.


"All of you shine with love and caring!— That includes the doctors, nurses, clerical staff and others we’ve encountered and are blessed to have met. Why we’re here is not our choice, but we couldn’t think of a better place to go through this journey. We are so grateful." Read more comments about our Cancer Care Program.

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