Recent member news: 2/17/2022

February 17, 2022

COVID put thousands of procedures in WA on hold, frustrating patients and worrying surgeons
“We surgeons see our patients and see the needs that they have and recognize the impact of the pandemic and feel empathy for them,” said Dr. Doug Wood, chair of UW Medicine’s department of surgery…

Hospital system pilots state’s first hybrid ER and urgent care centers, offering 24/7 imaging
“Our new hybrid ER and urgent care facilities will not only simplify the experience for our patients, ensuring they receive the right level of care, but will help to reduce the overall cost of care, including out-of-pocket expenses,” Ketul Patel, CEO of 11-hospital Virginia Mason Franciscan Health said…

New Chief Medical Officer for PeaceHealth Medical Group
Lisa Ivanjack, MD, has joined PeaceHealth Medical Group as chief medical officer (CMO)…

‘Don’t think we’re there yet’: Local hospitals prepared to perform elective surgeries, worry about fewer restrictions
“It’s not like we’re out of the pandemic,” said Dan Springer. He’s the Chief Operating Officer at Multicare’s Deaconess Hospital…

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…


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