Island Hospital earns Medicare-dependent designation
Medicare reimbursements will be a little higher in the coming months at Island Hospital, providing a needed boost for the hospital’s finances. At the end of July, hospital staff received word that the hospital is now a Medicare-Dependent Hospital.
Lake Chelan Community Hospital & Clinics commits to improving resuscitation outcomes
To help Chelan caregivers stay confident in their CPR skills, LCCHC now uses AHA RQI. Its premise says that brief and regular skills practice — referred to as “low-dose/high-frequency” training — leads to higher-quality CPR skills.
Population diversity in clinical genomics research national program will be coordinated at UW Medicine
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced Aug. 8 funding awards that will accelerate the use of clinical genomics for diverse populations and for groups who have been medically underserved. UW Medicine is among the centers receiving funding.
Seattle discovery could improve allergy treatment, perhaps lead to cure
Led by researchers at Virginia Mason’s Benaroya Research Institute, the Seattle team is the first to find a way to distinguish the “bad” immune-system cells that trigger allergies from “good” immune cells that fight infection.
St. John restructures in battle against opioid crisis
In April, St. John’s birth center and women’s clinic started offering new services in order to meet the health needs of local women and their newborns.
U.S. News and World Report best hospital rankings
Seattle Cancer Care Alliance/UW Medical Center, UW Medical Center and Seattle Children’s Hospital are named fifth-best in the country in cancer care, adult rehabilitation and pediatric nephrology, respectively.