Recent member news: 3/10/2016

March 10, 2016

Hospital to build a daycare
It’s hard to go to work if you’ve got no one to watch the kids. That’s a problem Coulee Medical Center will tackle, at least for its own employees, following a decision by hospital commissioners.

Legacy’s junior volunteer program thrives
Sophie is one of 240 junior volunteers at Legacy Salmon Creek — the largest hospital junior volunteer program in Washington and Oregon, said Arlene Kraft, the hospital’s manager of volunteer services.

Naval hospital may see repairs, modernization starting in 2017
A proposed renovation that would fix infrastructure issues and modernize the labor and delivery unit is planned to begin at the earliest in the spring of 2017. The changes also would address overcrowding and flow issues in hospital spaces and more.

Seattle Children’s providing neonatal support at Harrison
Ten full-time neonatal nurse practitioners from Seattle Children’s Hospital are working at Harrison’s Silverdale birth center, through an agreement with Harrison parent company CHI Franciscan Health.

Walla Walla General Hospital receives award for emergency care
Adventist Health/Walla Walla General Hospital has been named a 2016 Women’s Choice Award recipient as one of America’s best hospitals for emergency care. This is the second consecutive year that the hospital has received this recognition.

Yakima Memorial-Virginia Mason hospital merger expectations high
Virginia Mason CEO Gary Kaplan visited Yakima to offer more detail about what the community might expect. The goal of the affiliation is not to take services away from Yakima, but to improve care and expand opportunities there, Kaplan said.


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