Recent member news: 12/29/2016

December 29, 2016

Coulee Medical Center drill pitted “active shooter” against local responders
It had never been done here before, but by the time they pulled it off, about 250 hospital employees were trained in what to do if an “active shooter” ever enters Coulee Medical Center.

Homeless boy hands out gifts to Seattle Children’s Hospital patients
In a green and red elf suit, longtime Seattle Children’s Hospital patient Gio’moni “Gio” Caro handed out presents in the inpatient playroom with a smile.

PeaceHealth hosts head-shaving event for child cancer research
North Garrison Heights — PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center hosted its first St. Baldrick’s Foundation head-shaving event on Dec. 17. At the fundraiser, 12 people had their heads shaved, bringing in more than $4,000 for childhood cancer research.

PeaceHealth strives for quick contact after C-section
PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center has made skin-to-skin contact immediately after C-section a priority — just as it is with vaginal births. Local mothers who elect to hold their baby skin-to-skin after C-section will not face an extra charge.

Providence Health Care awards grant to Union Gospel Mission for new crisis shelter
Providence Health Care has pledged $50,000 from its community benefit program to Union Gospel Mission toward the new Crisis Shelter for women and children that opened this month.

Series of blood drives to give coffee for blood
Bloodworks Northwest and Whole Foods Market are joining forces for a series of blood drives that will give every donor a free bag of coffee.

Words of wisdom from young patients
“I can drift away in a different world I know exists.” “I would grow until I touched the sky.” Throughout Seattle Children’s words like these flow, thanks to the Writers In The Schools program.


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