Recent member news: 12/3/2021

December 3, 2021

San Juan EMS to remain under the jurisdiction of San Juan County Public Hospital District No. 1
On Nov. 2, residents voted for San Juan Island EMS to remain under the jurisdiction of San Juan County Public Hospital District No. 1…

MultiCare hopes to streamline operations with pharmacy
MultiCare Health System has added its own pharmacy at its clinic east of downtown Spokane in a move that it says will streamline medication services for patients…

WA kids 5 to 11 are getting vaccinated faster than the national average
Dr. Ruth McDonald, vice president and associate chief medical officer at Seattle Children’s hospital, said doctors have addressed hesitant parents’ worries that the pediatric vaccine is under emergency use authorization and whether the vaccine has been tested enough…

Chelan, Douglas and Grant counties continue to see drop in COVID-19 case rate
Wenatchee-based Confluence Health on Tuesday reported there are 31 patients hospitalized with COVID-19 — 25 of which are not fully vaccinated

UW researchers will determine if the new COVID-19 variant will create a ‘real problem’
One UW Medical lab will test the actual omicron variant against antibodies and memory cells in blood samples…

UW Medicine researchers to study new ‘Omicron’ variant of concern
“This particular new variant is a concern because it has quite a number of mutations,” said Dr. Deborah Fuller of UW Medicine…

Providence St. Peter Hospital relaxes visitation policy as number of COVID-19 patients falls
Providence Southwest Washington has relaxed visitation polices at its area hospitals in Olympia and Centralia, and elsewhere because the system is seeing fewer COVID-19 patients, the health organization announced this week…

A local teen hopes sharing her mental health struggle can help others ask for help
Thompson ended up going to Inland Northwest Behavioral Health for help. However, she felt like she needed more.  She eventually found Providence’s RISE Program, which stands for Resources, Insight, Support and Empowerment…


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