Recent member news: 10/18/2017

October 18, 2017

EvergreenHealth neurologist obtains major grant for project to optimize acute stroke care across the country
The medical director of the EvergreenHealth Neuroscience Institute and cofounder of the Neurohospitalist Society (NHS), recently secured a grant and was named principal investigator for an 18-month initiative in partnership with the Society of Hospital Medicine to streamline the interventional stroke treatment process in health systems across the United States.

Kadlec goes for ‘music as medicine’ with new pediatric program
The MyMusicRx program has carts loaded with teaching instruments, music games and app-stuffed iPads that trained volunteers wheel to the bedsides of sick children.

Providence makes app for expecting, new mothers
Kim Jorgensen, the director of women’s and children’s services at Sacred Heart Children’s Hospital in downtown Spokane, worked as a consultant with Providence’s information technology department to develop the app, which now is available.

Regional Health rebranding as Astria Health and is renaming all its health facilities
Regional Health, the parent company born out of Sunnyside Community Hospital that now owns Yakima Regional and Toppenish Community Hospital, is renaming itself Astria Health and the Toppenish facility is now Astria Toppenish Hospital.

Sacred Heart staff collect money to send pizzas to Vegas hospital
In the wake of the Las Vegas shooting, nurses from the Sacred Heart Emergency Room raised $1,200 and sent 21 pizzas to the staff of Sunrise Hospital in Las Vegas.

Safety first at gun lockbox giveaway
Seattle Children’s teamed up with the Grant County Health District, Sportsman’s Warehouse, the Alliance for Gun Responsibility and Samaritan Hospital to give away handgun lockboxes and trigger locks to encourage safe firearm storage.

WhidbeyHealth CHRO elected to state board
WhidbeyHealth’s Chief Human Resources Officer has been elected to the board of the Washington State Healthcare Human Resources Association (WSHHRA) as its newest vice president.

Whitman Hospital and the City of Colfax join forces to honor Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Local businesses have joined forces to Paint the Town Pink for October. Their goal is to not only raise awareness but to also build a fund for local residents that might need financial assistance with mammograms or additional testing. Main Street is lined with pink flags and several businesses have decorated their store fronts in pink.


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