Recent member news: 4/27/2017

April 26, 2017

Becker’s Hospital Review names 100 Great Hospitals in America 2017
Seattle Children’s Hospital and UW Medical Center are named to the list.

Emerald Heights partners with EvergreenHealth for health services
In an effort to take their services to the next level for their residents, the Emerald Heights retirement community in Redmond has partnered with Kirkland-based EvergreenHealth to provide an onsite Health Service Clinic.

EvergreenHealth opens cardiovascular & neurosurgical care unit
EvergreenHealth is pleased to announce the opening of a new Cardiovascular & Neurosurgical Care unit on the fifth floor of the Silver tower on its Kirkland campus. The opening of the new unit signals another completed step in the organization’s strategic growth plan and follows the recent addition of a Progressive Care Unit on the tower’s fourth floor last month.

Living Green: Virginia Mason Memorial receives awards for its sustainability
Virginia Mason Memorial in the Yakima Valley has been recognized as one of the most sustainable health care facilities in America, with not one but three different awards recognizing this achievement.

OMC named a Top 20 hospital
The National Rural Health Association recently named Olympic Medical Center one of the Top 20 Rural Community Hospitals in the country.

OMC welcomes visitors at new Medical Office Building with tours, health fair
The facility, chock-full of labs and fully operational, includes a walk-in clinic that is “a huge new addition for Port Angeles,” CEO Eric Lewis said in an interview.

Produce prescriptions help families eat healthy on a budget
The produce prescription program at Seattle Children’s Odessa Brown Children’s Clinic is part of Washington state’s goal of boosting consumption of healthy fruits and vegetables for families and children on limited budgets.

Providence Health Care to break ground on new behavioral health hospital
The hospital is in partnership with Fairfax Behavioral Health and will be near Providence Sacred Heart, which is regularly at capacity and unable to accept additional patients from Spokane and the broader region.

UW Medicine hospitals named 2017 Leaders in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality by Human Rights Campaign Foundation
The national recognition is based on the Healthcare Equality Index 2017, which evaluates 590 healthcare facilities for their implementation of LGBTQ-inclusive policies and practices in four areas: patient-centered care, patient services and support, employee benefits and policies, and patient and community engagement.

Virginia Mason completes national health equity initiative
Virginia Mason has been recognized for completing a special initiative aimed at identifying and addressing health care gaps in communities across the nation.

You do the math: Tri-City students learn healthy tips add up
The students were participating in the four-week Kadlec Academy, where they learn about healthy eating, exercise and some first aid techniques. It’s all part of a larger initiative led by Kadlec Regional Medical Center.


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