Recent member news: 2/27/2020

February 27, 2020

Four coronavirus patients at Sacred Heart remain in satisfactory condition; Legislature prepares financial response
Four coronavirus patients who had been passengers on the Diamond Princess cruise ship off the coast of Japan remain in satisfactory condition at Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane…

Washington hospitals ask state to expand behavioral health care access
The Washington State Hospital Association has asked the state Legislature to fund access to such programs through Medicaid. The state Senate’s budget proposal includes funding for intensive outpatient and partial hospitalization…

Providence St. Peter Hospital offers new watchman device to reduce the risk of stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation
Cardiologists at Providence St. Peter Hospital now offer these patients Watchman, an implantable device that provides an additional option for patients who need protection from non-valvular AF-related stroke…

Spokane nurses want strangulation to stop being overlooked in domestic violence cases
In November, the nurses rolled out a pilot program at the MultiCare Deaconess emergency room. Now, it’s expanding to include the MultiCare Valley location and the two other hospitals in town, Providence’s Sacred Heart and Holy Family…

Olympic Medical Center to update job description for new CEO
Olympic Medical Center commissioners will update the chief executive officer’s job description before finding a successor for Eric Lewis…


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