Founder and President

Tracy HaleTracy Hale
Founder and President

Tracy Hale--Urgent Care Physician Assistant--passed away peacefully the morning of July 2nd with her husband and family close by her side. She fought valiantly with grace and the love and support of many friends and family. She lost her battle with an inoperable brain tumor; Tracy was a woman of faith and science, this gave her the courage and strength through the long days of chemo and the trials of radiation.

We lost Tracy much too soon: This is a quote Tracy once wrote and encapsulates who she was and how she lived her life. “As you walk along this journey, seeing the sights that I never dreamt I wouldn’t see, see them for me. See them through the eyes of your friend, who despite wrestling with the injustices of life, also sees the endless beauty and joy of life. Whether it be a sweeping mountain view or just the simple smile of someone who before meeting you hadn’t smiled in ages, there is joy....” TRACY HALE

Anyone who had the pleasure of working with Tracy knew that she was full of joy and shared it with all who was around her. Her rapid fire, never ceasing wit and humor always kept us laughing no matter how stressful things were, no matter how many stacks of patients were waiting to be seen. I don’t know any nurse, provider or other staff member who didn’t simply have a good time when they were working with Tracy. I am sure the Kent staff will never forget some of the games she came up with for us to play.

This sense of limitless joy extended to all aspects of her life. She was full of passion and energy about almost everything...the outdoors, music, ballet, traveling, sports, books...she was always seeking out adventures, new things to do and learn, new places to see, new activities to try. It was hard to keep up sometimes, but we all loved going along for the ride with her. She lived a fuller life in her short 34 years than most of us even hope to in twice that time. But, more than anything, she displayed this joy and love of life quietly with the people she interacted with---friends, family, patients, colleagues. Her patience, kindness and compassion could tame even the most difficult patient. She was a devoted and loving friend, wife, sister and daughter, always present and available when we needed her. Even when she was struggling with her own huge challenges, she selflessly was able to be there for us, to listen to us, to comfort us, to make us laugh or to impart much needed insight and perspective.

Tracy, you have left a gaping hole and you will be deeply missed.

Her family asks that remembrances may be made in her name to myTEAM TRIUMPH, a charity close to her heart, at: