Recent member news: 2/8/2018

February 7, 2018

Astria Regional Medical Center receives ACC Chest Pain Center with Primary PCI Accreditation
The American College of Cardiology has recognized Astria Regional Medical Center for its demonstrated expertise and commitment in treating patients with chest pain. Astria Regional Medical Center was awarded Chest Pain Center Accreditation with Primary PCI in November based on rigorous onsite evaluation of the staff’s ability to evaluate, diagnose and treat patients who may be experiencing a heart attack.

CHI Franciscan, Virginia Mason partner for oncology in Burien
As part of CHI Franciscan Health and Virginia Mason Medical Center’s clinical partnership and strategic affiliation, the two health care providers have begun offering radiation oncology services at Highline Cancer Center in Burien.

Eastside Health Network announces the launch of four value-based contracts
Eastside Health Network (EHN), the clinically integrated provider network that includes Overlake Medical Center, EvergreenHealth and dozens of independent physician practices announced today that they have executed agreements to participate in four value-based care agreements.

Edmonds Family Medicine now part of Virginia Mason
Edmonds Family Medicine, the largest family medicine practice group serving north King and south Snohomish counties, is now part of the Virginia Mason organization in a planned change in ownership initially announced last November.

Mayor Durkan tours Harborview’s new solar rooftop
Seattle Mayor Jenny A. Durkan toured a new rooftop solar panel installation at Harborview Medical Center. The project is the first to receive funding under Seattle City Light’s “Green Up” grants program.

MultiCare Valley Hospital earns a first in Washington
MultiCare Valley Hospital announced that it has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for Advanced Certification for Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement — the first and only hospital in the state of Washington to earn this designation.

Practicing on the Palouse
Pullman Regional Hospital is aiming to train medical residents in rural family medicine via the Spokane Teaching Health Center, which is a partnership among Washington State University, Providence and the Empire Health Foundation.

Salmon Creek nurses launch new program
Nurses at Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center in partnership with the University of Portland have launched a new student nurse education program: a first in Washington State and in Legacy Health.



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