Recent member news: 10/29/15

October 29, 2015

Transforming the health of a community
Last January, WSU Tri-Cities College of Nursing and Kadlec Regional Medical Center announced a partnership. Kadlec’s commitment creates five new endowed faculty positions at the college in Richland and five matching clinical faculty positions.

UW scientists aim to cure heart disease with lab-grown heart tissue
UW Medicine scientists hope to revolutionize the way we treat heart disease. Instead of managing a patient’s damaged heart, they want to grow a new one.

Island Hospital adds vehicle charging station
Island Hospital recently installed the city’s latest electric vehicle charging stations, bringing the total to four on Fidalgo Island. The stations were added for the convenience of the hospital’s patients, visitors, employees and the public.

PeaceHealth issues medical marijuana rules for entire system
PeaceHealth doctors can no longer sign medical marijuana forms for most patients under new rules meant to make sure its medical operations in Washington State, Alaska and Oregon are all following the same policies.

‘Pink Night Out’ makes breast health less intimidating
Cascade Valley hosted its first “Pink Night Out” Oct. 21, which offered not only sales of baked goods, jewelry and handmade Seahawks-themed Christmas ornaments, but also opportunities to learn about women’s health and breast cancer prevention.

Volunteer nurses help seniors’ body, mind and spirit
Health Ministries Network, an outreach arm of PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center, oversees more than 200 volunteer faith community nurses and health ministers working across Whatcom, Skagit, Island and San Juan counties.

MultiCare grants awarded to local community organizations
MultiCare Health System awarded grants totaling $322,500 to 31 local, not-for-profit community organizations, including Covington Domestic Violence Task Force, to support the growth and development of projects that improve our communities.

Washington hospitals recognized as greenest in the country
Becker’s Hospital Review named Harborview Medical Center, Seattle Children’s, University of Washington Medical Center and Virginia Mason Medical Center to its list of the top 50 greenest hospitals in the country.


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