Recent member news: 2/11/2022

February 11, 2022

FEMA opening mobile vaccination unit in Whatcom County
It will be at two regular clinic locations the Health Education Center PeaceHealth at St Joseph Medical Center and Bellingham Technical College…

Providing ‘even better care’: Former OB/GYN Associates joins Providence as medical group’s first gynecology-obstetrics practice
Providence Medical Group offers multiple women’s health services regionally, but never before this year did it have an obstetrics and gynecology group…

Downtown Mount Vernon medical center taking shape
When completed — likely in December — the facility will house urgent care, a lab, X-ray services and primary care, said CEO Brian Ivie…

Wenatchee area COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations still high, but close to tail-end of surge
The COVID-19 triage site is seeing fewer patients than earlier, according to Laurie Bergman, Confluence Health care transitions vice president. Sometimes one patient visiting the triage site is sent to the emergency room, but most days nobody is sent…

Research looks at factors that increase chances of long COVID-19
A study conducted by Swedish Medical Center, the Institute for Systems Biology, and the UW School of Medicine published findings…

St. Joseph Medical Center expanding after donation from Bellingham developer
PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center will be expanding thanks to a huge donation from a prolific Bellingham developer…

Drug crisis: Officials look for ways to combat opioid epidemic
“What we know is that there is a significant issue (with opioids) in the central Washington region,” said Samaritan Healthcare Chief Medical Officer Andrea Carter…

Prevent heart disease and stroke by learning how to ‘Reclaim Your Rhythm’
Since the pandemic, doctors have seen a decrease in patients seeking preventative care and annual routine check-ups because of fears of COVID-19, said Abigail Richardson, the telemedicine and heart attack coordinator at Kadlec Regional Medical Center in the Tri-Cities…


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