Recent member news: 03/01/2018

February 28, 2018

Becker’s Hospital Review Names 105 Hospital & Health System CIOs to Know | 2018
Zafar Chaudry, MD, Senior Vice President and CIO of Seattle Children’s; Joy Grosser, CIO of UW Medicine; Ross Hurd, CIO of Lake Chelan Community Hospital; Janice Newell, Executive Vice President and CIO of Providence St. Joseph Health are named to the list.

EvergreenHealth Foundation Awarded Tableau Foundation Community Grant to enhance Forensic Nurse Program training at EvergreenHealth
The EvergreenHealth Foundation has been awarded an important grant from the Tableau Foundation to enhance and expand training for EvergreenHealth’s Forensic Nurse Program (FNE), which provides skilled, compassionate, specialty care to victims of sexual assault, domestic violence and neglect.

Hospitals bring telemedicine to lower valley
PMH Medical Center and Kadlec have partnered to offer telemedicine wound care services – telewound – to inpatients at PMH Medical Center in Prosser.

Local rehabilitation center uses virtual reality to help patients
Saint Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute is using our region’s first ever virtual reality driving simulator to provide patients with rehab exercises.

MultiCare donates homes to Habitat for resale project
MultiCare Health System recently donated four unused Tacoma properties to Tacoma/Pierce County Habitat for Humanity, part of a project that will renovate the homes so they can be resold as private residences.

New vaccine could keep breast cancer from coming back
Mary Disis, a UW professor and director of the UW Medicine Cancer Vaccine Institute recently moved two major breast cancer vaccination projects to phase 1 clinical trials.

Peninsula program provides free wigs to women, children with cancer
It’s a collaboration between Olympic Medical Center, the American Cancer Society, Studio 121 School of Cosmetology, and The Hair School. The brand new wigs are provided as part of a national campaign.

Top hospitals for 2018
Virginia Mason, EvergreenHealth, Legacy Salmon Creek, Swedish First Hill, Swedish Ballard and UW Medicine/Valley Medical Center were named to the list.



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