Providence St. Mary receives grant to fight breast cancer

Providence St. Mary Medical Center has received a grant of nearly $29,000 from the Susan G. Komen Foundation of Eastern Washington that will fund advances in breast cancer prevention for women in the Walla Walla Valley. The grant will supplement the hospital’s Life Saver Fund — which provides free mammograms to low-income women — by increasing the scope of its services and increasing outreach to the local Hispanic population.... Read More >>

Webcast: Making financing work for your budget

Hospitals and clinics often struggle to find ways to finance the acquisition of medical equipment and technology to meet the needs of their patients. Join us on Monday, Nov. 2 at noon to learn how Kingsbridge Healthcare Finance provides leading-edge leasing products that produce cost-effective financing.... Read More >>

2015 PAC Campaign continues to make progress

Since our last update at the end of September, several more members have reached their individual hospital goals in the 2015 PAC Campaign. The WHPAC plays a critical role in supporting the campaigns for hospital and health care champions.... Read More >>

Recent member news: 10/29/15

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Samaritan Healthcare to appoint Theresa Sullivan as permanent CEO

The Samaritan Healthcare Board of Commissioners has appointed Theresa Sullivan to take over as the hospital’s permanent CEO. Theresa has served as the hospital’s interim CEO since the departure of CEO Tom Thompson in September. The appointment will become official Nov. 12, and Theresa, who is formerly the hospital’s chief operating officer, will assume her permanent position Nov. 14.... Read More >>

PeaceHealth and Providence to collaborate on services

PeaceHealth and Providence Health & Services signed a letter of intent Oct. 26 to jointly develop innovative ways to provide health and wellness services in communities they serve. The first example of the work they plan on doing is the development of a health and wellness center, featuring rehab, fitness, primary care and other services on Padden Parkway in Vancouver, Wash... Read More >>

Swedish Edmonds gets set for major expansion

Swedish Edmonds is in the final stages of constructing a 77,000-square-foot addition to the hospital-- its largest expansion in 40 years. The project includes a new state-of-the-art emergency department with private rooms that reduce patient wait times, a new outpatient diagnostic imaging center and upgraded facilities to better serve patients in mental health crisis.... Read More >>

2015 PAC Campaign Continues to Make Progress

The 2015 campaign continues to make great progress. Since our last update at the end of September, several more members have reached their individual tile-WHPAC-logohospital/health system goal.... Read More >>

Merritt Hawkins releases a new white paper exploring Telehealth

Washington Hospital Services Industry Partner Merritt Hawkins has released a new paper entitled Telehealth: The Integration of Telecommunications into Patient/Provider Encounters. It explores how telehealth has impacted the physician-patient experience, how widespread telehealth solutions have become national, typical reimbursements and the most common telehealth platforms adopted.... Read More >>

Recent member news: 10/22/15

Member news headlines from Oct. 22, 2015.... Read More >>

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