Recent member news: 3/8/2018

March 7, 2018

50 rural hospital CEOs to know | 2018
Syd Bersante, RN, Market President of Pierce County, CHI Franciscan Health; and Vince Oliver, CEO of Island Hospital, are named to the list.

2018 Leaders in Health Care
WSHA members are named as winners in Seattle Business Magazine’s Leaders in Health Care Awards.

Bellevue shoe shiner keeps beaming with regular dialysis
Although at first he was discouraged because his twin brother has been on dialysis for about eight years, he eventually found his routine and now visits Northwest Kidney Centers in Bellevue three times a week for four hours a day.

Big changes are in the works — and some already have occurred — at Overlake Medical Center
By all definitions, last fall‘s unveiling of Overlake Medical Center’s $20 million cancer center was a big deal.

Eagle Scout unveils remembrance garden for parents who experienced child loss
After months of work, a young Eagle Scout unveils a special place for the community at Desert Lawn Memorial Park. This tranquil burial site is specially designated for babies born at Trio’s Health who are less than twenty weeks gestation.

Hospital unveils cancer resource room
PeaceHealth United General Medical Center debuted a new resource room at its cancer center. The resource room will serve as a way for patients of the hospital’s North Puget Cancer Center to get information about their diagnosis and coping.

Hundreds of gun lock boxes passed out at outdoor warehouse
The Kitsap Sun reports that Seattle Children’s Hospital, with help from CHI Franciscan, provided 350 lock boxes and 50 trigger locks free of charge on Saturday.

“I felt empowered.” Scalp cooling helps cancer patients avoid hair loss
It’s one of the first questions many cancer patients ask when starting treatment. Am I going to lose my hair? The answer is often yes. But scalp cooling therapy is changing that for some patients. It’s just now becoming more widely available in the Seattle area, and Seattle Cancer Care Alliance now has machines in house.

Madigan doctor helps save plane passenger
When a fellow passenger lost oxygen and experienced chest pains last summer while flying at 35,000 feet in the air, Dr. Curtis Hobbs stepped up to stabilize him and make sure he landed safely.

Meet Burien’s Lucille Parker – one of the world’s longest running dialysis patients
At one time, she received dialysis at a Northwest Kidney Centers clinic. On March 6, Lucille turned 61 years old. Her birthday was two days before World Kidney Day: a time to focus on health and learn about kidney disease.

On rare disease day, experts say ‘don’t give up’
Dr. Paul Hendrie, a hematology specialist who is one of the few medical professionals in the country with expertise with Erdheim-Chester Disease (ECD). SCCA is one of only two ECD care centers on the West Coast.

PeaceHealth launches new Palliative Care Provider Academy
PeaceHealth will offer recurring one-day, hands-on trainings to PeaceHealth and community providers in its newly formed Palliative Care Provider Academy. The program’s objective is to better equip local providers with the knowledge, skills and tools to provide palliative care to people living with serious or life-threatening illness in Whatcom County.

Providence Holy Family Hospital holds sixth grade STEM day
Fifty-five Lidgerwood Elementary school students were treated to a hands-on STEM day at Providence Holy Family Hospital on Thursday. Students went through eight stations over the course of around three hours learning from doctors and professionals.

With shortages of medical professionals on the horizon, MultiCare nudges students toward careers in the field
At a MultiCare Valley Hospital career day, about 20 students learned hands-on how to intubate a patient and perform CPR. They also spent time in imaging, dietary and IV access stations, and got a sneak peek into the daily tasks of a surgeon.


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