Recent member news: 10/18/2018

October 17, 2018

71 critical access hospital CEOs to know
Hank Hanigan, CEO of Whitman Hospital & Medical Center, and Julie Petersen, CEO of Kittitas Valley Healthcare, were named to the list.

MultiCare Good Samaritan Hospital opens two new floors to increase care and services for growing region
When the eight-story tower opened in 2011, the seventh and eighth floors were left unfinished to provide for future growth. By 2015, the need for care at Good Samaritan had grown enough that it became clear those two floors were necessary to meet the needs of the community.

New report details King County health trends
A new report by a collaborative of 11 hospitals and health systems, in partnership with Public Health – Seattle & King County, provides insight into some of the most relevant health issues impacting our local communities. The collaborative includes Evergreen Health, CHI Franciscan Health, Kaiser Permanente, MultiCare Health System, Navos, Overlake Medical Center, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, Seattle Children’s, Swedish Medical Center, UW Medicine and Virginia Mason with the support of WSHA.

Overlake gave nearly $29 million in charitable impact in 2018
Overlake Medical Center and Clinics recently announced it provided more than $28.7 million in charity care, Medicaid shortfall coverage and community benefit to Eastside patients during its fiscal year for 2018.

Snoqualmie Valley Hospital pursues affiliation with Overlake Medical Center
After continued efforts to affiliate with Astria Health ended earlier this year, the Snoqualmie Valley Hospital is making another attempt at affiliation, this time with Overlake Medical Center.

UW Medicine using cutting-edge technology to help locate breast tumors
According to the American Cancer Society, one in eight U.S. women will get breast cancer. Until recently, surgery to remove tissue and tumors involved invasive wires, but cutting-edge technology at UW Medicine aims to change that.


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