Recent member news: 10/27/2016

October 27, 2016

App helps save Seattle cardiac patient
If your heart is going to stop, right outside a hospital is not a bad place for it. That’s what happened in Seattle last week in front of UW Medical Center.

Check out new hospital before patients check in
Jefferson Healthcare welcomed the public to see its new Emergency and Specialty Services Building (ESSB) during an open house from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 23. The ESSB is the first major capital project for Jefferson Healthcare since the 1995 expansion of the inpatient medical services.

COPD patient rehabs at St Luke’s
Lifelong smoker Don Owens has COPD. The disease has progressed he finds even the simplest tasks leave him out of breath. In the Pulmonary Rehab program at St. Luke’s he has built up his endurance and gained a greater understanding of his disease.

Drug take-back event gathers 1,654 pounds of medications
More than 900 Clark County residents handed over 1,600 pounds of unwanted medications to law enforcement and volunteers last weekend. PeaceHealth Memorial Health Center in Vancouver was among the drop sites.

New blood donation lab open in Bellevue at Overlake Medical Center
The path from blood donation to live-saving transfusion will now be a little faster with Bloodworks Northwest’s new lab on Overlake Medical Center’s campus. The two organizations have opened a full-service transfusion lab that they say will improve care.

On the air: Local doctor connects with community via radio and internet
David Gee from the nutrition department at Central Washington University and Dr. John Merrill-Steskal from Kittitas Valley Healthcare discussed obesity and metabolic syndrome on the Dr. John Radio show on Ellensburg Community Radio.

UW Medicine announces $2 billion fundraising campaign
The campaign will focus on 12 priority areas ranging from global health to cancer research, from protein design to medical education, and from healthy aging to mental health.


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