Recent member news: 11/30/2017

November 29, 2017

Couple marries where they had their first date: the hospital
The couple was married near the bistro in the Providence Regional Medical Center Everett lobby, the site of their first date three years ago.

EvergreenHealth nurses receive March of Dimes 2017 Nurse of the Year award
James Johnson, RN, and Amber Weiseth, RN, former EvergreenHealth nurse (and current WSHA employee), received March of Dimes 2017 Nurse of the Year awards.

New simulation lab opens at Sacred Heart
Current and future medical professionals like Resident Physician Lucy Ledyard can now practice their technical skills on robotic patients before treating human patients.

Providence Health & Services to acquire Walla Walla General
Adventist Health closed Walla Walla General Hospital in July, but Providence Health & Services recently announced it will acquire the main hospital building, the Southgate campus, the Family Medicine Clinic, and three other buildings.

Three Swedish Edmonds nurses receive Nurse of the Year awards
Maggie Bissell, RN, Kristen McDonald and Mike Hastings received March of Dimes 2017 Nurse of the Year awards.

Virginia Mason Memorial hospital gets commendation for cancer care services
Virginia Mason Memorial hospital received a commendation for its cancer care services from a nationwide accrediting body.

Virginia Mason Memorial and Kohl’s Cares team up to promote a healthy lifestyle
Virginia Mason Memorial and Kohl’s Cares have teamed up for ‘Healthy For Life’ which is a program that will offer free exercise and cooking classes for locals in the Yakima Valley.

Virginia Mason receives highest level of certification as a Comprehensive Stroke Center
Virginia Mason has received the highest level of certification as a Comprehensive Stroke Center available from DNV GL Healthcare, an international quality assurance and certification organization.

Volunteers collect pajama donations for children served by the Christmas Bureau
Employees at Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center, Providence Holy Family Hospital and other Providence medical offices throughout Spokane County are thinking of the bright eyes of little children as they shop for pajamas that will be donated.

WhidbeyHealth to become training ground for future docs
WhidbeyHealth Medical Center will soon become a training ground for Pacific Northwest University Health Sciences students needing hands-on experience.



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