Recent member news: 12/14/2018

December 12, 2018

3D printing at the UW is changing the face of medicine
One project stands out in particular, and it is pushing the UW further to the forefront of medical technology. Scientists at the CCVI are utilizing 3D printing to build hearts for practice on individualized patient procedures.

2018 Idea Awards CEO of the Year Winner: Overlake Medical Center and Clinics CEO J. Michael Marsh
Since coming to Overlake in 2014, Marsh has stood at the helm of the hospital’s transformation, including the opening of the hospital’s new $20 million cancer center last year.

Astria Toppenish Hospital launches behavioral health center of excellence with new inpatient psychiatric unit for patients with co-occurring disorders
On December 8, 2018, Astria Toppenish Hospital opened an inpatient unit which will offer new options for care to patients who are experiencing psychiatric crisis.

Costs of Care presents inaugural Steven Schroeder Award for Outstanding Healthcare CEO to Dr. Gary S. Kaplan at The Leapfrog Group annual awards dinner
Virginia Mason Health System Chairman and CEO, Gary S. Kaplan, MD, demonstrates courageous and ethical leadership addressing the twin issues of affordability and quality of health care.

Growing support for growing families: St. Joseph Medical Center receives prestigious baby-friendly hospital designation
St. Joseph Medical Center is now a Designated Baby-Friendly birth facility, making it the only current hospital in the south Puget Sound to hold the prestigious international distinction.

Hope for athletes in the face of head trauma
The feeling of hopelessness that accompanies the news of such athletes’ deaths is something that Dr. Dirk Keene, a neuropathologist and CTE researcher at Harborview Medical Center, is looking to replace with hope.

Kilmer throws economic development summit
The Democrat, who lives in Gig Harbor, was in Elma to throw an Economic Development and Grants Seminar. He also got a tour of Summit Pacific Medical Center’s new Wellness Center.

Madigan WTB Sergeant named top in Army
Sgt. 1st Class Erica Graham earned the Cadre Award for Excellence from the Warrior Care and Transition Program due to her work as a platoon sergeant at Madigan Army Medical Center’s Warrior Transition Battalion.

Samaritan CEO wins national award
Samaritan Healthcare chief executive officer Theresa Sullivan was one of 50 hospital executives nationwide to be recognized by an award from the American Hospital Association.


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