Morton General Hospital: Self-care groups

There is increasing focus on the need for prevention and wellness training in health care. The epidemic of chronic disorders is often worsened by lifestyle choices, stress and other social factors. The good news is that many of those challenges respond well to whole-person approaches that help patients manage and reduce symptoms.... Read More >>

Overlake Medical Center: Active Senior Fair

Overlake Medical Center’s annual Active Senior Fair has for 21 years been free and open to all members of the public. It now attracts nearly 2,000 seniors and their loved ones to the one-day event. Interpreters in Mandarin, Cantonese, Spanish, Hindi and Russian help seniors and their families connect to the American health care system.... Read More >>

Recent member news: 9/21/2017

Recent member news from the September 21, 2017 Weekly Report.... Read More >>

Camp Trios empowers kids with Type 1 diabetes

Camp Trios is a summer day camp program for children ages 6-14 with Type 1 diabetes. The goal of the three-day camp is to teach participants about their diagnoses and provide them with tools for managing it in a way that doesn't limit their daily life.... Read More >>

Managing pain and substance abuse disorders at Harborview Medical Center

Harborview Medical Center is working across the continuum to help meet patient needs and protect community safety. The Pain and Addictions Strategic Oversight Committees integrate the work of multiple programs and departments that care for patients with complex pain control challenges and substance use disorders.... Read More >>

Call for participation — Clinical integration: Pathway to value

The American Hospital Association (AHA) and the American Medical Group Association (AMGA) are seeking participants to join their learning collaborative on managing population health and succeeding in new physician payment models that take effect in early 2019. The collaborative will begin in April 2018 and end in June 2019. Applications are due October 20.... Read More >>

Membership update: 9/14/2017

Kenneth Archer has been appointed CEO/Administrator for North Valley Hospital. Welcome Kenneth!... Read More >>

Recent member news: 9/14/2017

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

Physician attitudes changing on topic of single payer

A new survey from Merritt Hawkins shows 42 percent of physicians now strongly support single-payer health care while 35 percent strongly oppose it. The results of this most recent survey of 1,033 physicians contrast with a national survey of physicians Merritt Hawkins conducted in 2008, which indicated that 58 percent of physicians opposed single-payer at that time while 42 percent supported it.... Read More >>

Cordant Health Solutions provides naloxone with opioid prescriptions

Specialized controlled substance pharmacies operated by Cordant Health Solutions are making the life-saving drug naloxone available to patients who are prescribed opioid pain medications. According to preliminary data reported by The New York Times, opioid overdoses are now the leading cause of death in adults under 50 with overdose deaths in 2016 most likely exceeding 59,000, marking the largest annual jump ever recorded.... Read More >>

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