Recent member news: 10/4/2018

October 3, 2018

Battling opioid addiction, Whatcom doctors are increasing access to these medications
“I will never forget how my inability to help her made me feel,” said Gargano, a doctor with PeaceHealth Medical Group in Bellingham. These days, he is part of a new regional network of doctors and other medical providers fighting to save people who are.

Clark County poet laureate celebration
Gwendolyn Morgan is a poet and visual artist, and she currently serves as Manager of Spiritual Care at Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center.

Doctors double the length of Anna’s arms, giving her independence
According to Dr. Maryse Bouchard, an orthopedic surgeon at Seattle Children’s, children like Anna need to be followed closely by a care team who specialize in children with dwarfism and skeletal dysplasias.

Health expo shows how to clean air, heal injured teddy bears
Sponsored by Confluence Health Care, the teddy bear clinic is a regular feature of the Health and Wellness Expo, which kicked off in Big Bend Community College’s ATEC building.

Kadlec raises flag to support breast cancer awareness
Kadlec Regional Medical Center raises a flag through the month of October to support breast cancer awareness. Nurses and breast cancer patients watched as the flag flew over the Kadlec garden terrace.

Making Waves
Pei’en Fan and Dr. Nicholas Jonas joined Overlake Hospital in Bellevue as the Neuroscience Institute’s epilepsy experts, making it possible to better meet the demands of a growing Eastside population.

PeaceHealth earns employee wellness award
More than 1,000 top wellness programs across the country were evaluated for the award, which measures employee participation, health outcomes, leadership commitment and more.

PeaceHealth party celebrates employee’s 50 years
She was there when the name changed to Southwest Washington Medical Center in 1989, and when the affiliation with PeaceHealth began about seven years ago.

Plans for state’s first Rural Health Dental Clinic to be presented in Port Townsend
Plans for the first Rural Health Dental Clinic in the state will be presented to the public this month by Jefferson Healthcare during a community open house at the hospital.

Seahawks Support Crucial Catch Activities for Cancer Prevention Awareness in collaboration with Virginia Mason, CHI Franciscan Health
Today the Seattle Seahawks, along with Virginia Mason, the Seahawks Official Health Care Partner, CHI Franciscan Health and the American Cancer Society (ACS), kick off a month of cancer awareness activities to promote early detection through the Crucial.

Streamlining patient care is the idea behind new tech on the way for CHI Franciscan
CHI Franciscan Health is calling it “NASA-style Mission Control.” The health system has partnered with GE Healthcare to bring a new layer of technology to its area hospitals, becoming the first in the state and fifth globally to introduce command center.


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