Recent member news: 2/3/2022

February 3, 2022

Island Hospital reveals new name
Island Hospital is now Island Health. “…We are thrilled to have a refreshed logo and name that accurately reflects all that we do, incorporating our entire service line,” said Island Health CEO Elise Cutter, MBA…

Providence announces new OBGYN practice opening in February
Providence Obstetrics & Gynecology will be Providence Medical Group’s first general gynecology practice in the Inland Northwest…

WA bills address need for safe staffing ratios in hospitals
Julia Barcott, a registered nurse at Astria Toppenish, said burnout due to work overload has long been an issue in the health-care system, and was only exacerbated by the pandemic…

Confluence Health prepares to exceed maximum capacity
The hospital’s Progressive Care Unit is also full, Confluence Health Security and Emergency Preparedness Director Doug Jones said on Friday at a weekly Zoom call with local health care providers…

COVID-19 therapeutics seem to work well, but they’re in short supply
The Department of Health allocates the limited supply coming into the state to medical hubs throughout Washington, including MultiCare and Providence providers, as well as other pharmacies, with additional federal doses going to clinics like CHAS…


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