Recent member news: 1/5/2017

January 5, 2017

A double kidney transplant awaits
It will be the first in-house double kidney transplant for the University of Washington Medical Center, with multiple teams of doctors and nurses needed to accomplish it.

Easing the pain: Two approaches offer patients options
Geoff Godfrey and Xi Bei Tian have different methods but ultimately the same goal — they want to help the people of Anacortes live better, fuller lives by getting rid of chronic pain. The men work at the Center for Pain Management at Island Hospital.

OBH staffers bring a personal touch to cancer care
Ocean Beach Hospital offers a variety of services that augment the oncology program. A monthly cancer support group meeting is open to patients and their supporters the last Wednesday of each month at 4 p.m. in the Ilwaco Community Room.

Santa visit a special moment for miracle babies born at Good Samaritan Hospital
Before 27-year-old Jaymi Shaw gave birth to twin girls on Dec.15 at MultiCare Good Samaritan Hospital in Puyallup, she was already planning memories with them. One of those memories would be their first visit with Santa.

Seattle Cancer Care Alliance – Fred Hutch transplant survival rates among best in U.S.
The Fred Hutch Bone Marrow Transplant Program at Seattle Cancer Care Alliance has earned recognition by the Center for International Blood and Marrow Transplant Research for outperforming its expected one-year survival rates for allogeneic transplant patients – those who receive donated adult blood-forming stem cells.

Spokane’s new psychiatric hospital will help meet soaring demand for care
It’s being built on the site of Providence’s old Fifth Avenue and Browne Street medical building, which was emptied last year. When finished it will bring Eastern Washington to 27.3 inpatient beds per 100,000 people


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