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No One Dies Alone

Five years ago, a staff member at Providence St. Peter Hospital in Olympia launched a program to help ensure patients who would otherwise be alone as they neared the end of life would have company as their final moment neared. The program, known as “No One Dies Alone” (NODA) matches patients with volunteers who are simply present and offer comfort. While it had existed elsewhere in the Pacific Northwest, the program was new to the south sound.... Read More >>

Recent member news: 4/20/2017

Recent member news from the April 20, 2017 Weekly Report.... Read More >>

The Opioid epidemic: Making a difference one pill at a time

Washington Hospital Services Industry Partner Cordant Health Solutions launched a free drug take-back program in 2016, which they developed to support Washington communities in addressing the opioid crisis. Recognizing the merit of the program, Cordant decided to make it a standard offering in all the states in which it does business.... Read More >>

Remodeling to meet the need

When you’re not feeling well, you often just want to curl up in a ball in the most comfortable place you can imagine so you can get better. At Three Rivers Hospital in Brewster, there’s an entire new suite of furniture to help with exactly that. It was the first time in more than 20 years the hospital has replaced the furniture in its rooms, also replacing hospital beds that were more than 40 years old.... Read More >>

LEAD Academy Seattle starts in June

Washington Hospital Services is getting rave reviews from LEAD Academy participants in Moses Lake and Clarkston. Later this spring, we’re bringing the LEAD Academy to Seattle.... Read More >>

Membership updates: 4/13/2017

Membership updates from the April 13, 2017 Weekly Report.... Read More >>

Recent member news: 4/13/2017

Recent member news from the April 13, 2017 Weekly Report.... Read More >>

Caring for those who care for us

It is hard for physicians to get adequate disability insurance on their own. Standard disability benefit only covers a fraction of physician salary, leaving physicians vulnerable to the unexpected. InsMed Insurance gives organizations the ability to offer enhanced disability insurance.... Read More >>

Remodeling to meet the need

Leaders at East Adams Rural Hospital in Ritzville started talking about remodeling the hospital 20 years ago. The building, originally constructed in 1952, was out of date, in need of a new electrical system and a fire sprinkler system for safety. Plus, it was built using asbestos, which is now known to be highly dangerous if inhaled.... Read More >>

Walla Walla General to join Providence St. Mary, Providence Health & Services

Providence St. Mary Medical Center and Walla Walla General Hospital this week announced a coming collaboration. This summer, most likely in early July, the two hospitals will become one entity, under a move being called a “transfer of membership.” Through the merge, Walla Walla General will cease to be a member of Adventist Health and will become a member of Providence Health & Services.... Read More >>

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