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It’s November 12. Did veterans just come off of your calendar? They shouldn’t.

Washington State has a high number of veterans from a broad variety of backgrounds. Service members bring a wealth of experience and skills that could add tremendous value to hospitals and health systems. Even for those outside the medical field, veterans receive an incomparable amount of job training in “soft” skills such as cultural competency, team work and project planning. Many others receive extensive skill training in languages, computers, building maintenance and construction.... Read More >>

NIH confirms safety of reducing early elective deliveries

In a major release on November 9, the National Institutes of Health announced that contrary to some initial fears, the reduction of early elective deliveries has not led to an increase in stillborn deaths. As the NIH release states, “When compared to infants born after 39 weeks, those born in the 37th and 38th weeks were at a higher risk for respiratory problems, low blood sugar and newborn sepsis (a blood infection). They also were more likely to spend time in a newborn intensive care unit.”... Read More >>

Cordant Health Solutions offers comprehensive toxicology services

Washington Hospital services is pleased to announce its newest Industry Partner Cordant Health Solutions. Cordant is a national leader in offering comprehensive laboratory services for toxicology. They are one of the only in the country that is certified through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ SAMHSA program to perform federally mandated testing.... Read More >>

L&I and stakeholders continue to discuss reasonable provisions on hospital equipment

The Washington State Department of Labor (L&I) and stakeholder groups continue to discuss modifying the Hazardous Drugs rules in WAC 296-62-500, Part R, to allow flexibility in provisions related to hospital equipment needed for the handling of hazardous drugs.... Read More >>

Kadlec volunteer coordinator named to National Hospital Panel

The American Hospital Association (AHA) Board of Trustees has named Meg Fallows of Kadlec Regional Medical Center to its national Committee on Volunteers. Across the country, volunteers play key service roles to hospitals of all sizes. Not only do they provide compassionate and patient-centered service, but they also contribute thousands of hours of their own time to help meet the needs of patients.... Read More >>

Quincy Valley Administrator Medhi Merred to resign

Quincy Valley Medical Center Administrator Medhi Merred will resign from his position Dec. 12, as he will move to France with his wife and son and begin a new business venture. Medhi has been the hospital’s administrator for roughly 10 years, during which time the hospital remodeled its surgery suites and opened a renovated outpatient clinic.... Read More >>

Cascade Valley board approves merger with Skagit Regional Health

Cascade Valley Hospital and Clinics' Board of Commissioners voted Nov. 4 to formally approve the hospital’s merger with Skagit Regional Health. The hospitals announced in March an intent to merge, and both hospitals would keep their publicly elected boards.... Read More >>

Jefferson Healthcare helps community through open enrollment

With open enrollment underway, Jefferson Healthcare’s financial service office is helping Port Townsend area residents navigate the process of signing up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act. In addition to regular office hours when members of the public can visit for assistance, the financial service office is opening its doors on numerous Saturdays between November and January, and counselors will be on hand on several Saturdays at the Jefferson County Library to assist the community.... Read More >>

Staff Care to present 2015 Country Doctor of the Year Award

Washington Hospital Services Industry Partner Staff Care, Inc. will present the 2015 award to a physician who practices in a rural community and is engaged in such primary care areas as general practice, family practice, internal medicine and pediatrics.... Read More >>

Recent member news: 11/5/2015

Member news headlines from the Nov. 5, 2015 Weekly Report.... Read More >>

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