Recent member news: 2/18/16

February 18, 2016

Children’s Therapy Unit celebrates 50 years of hope, possibilities
The Children’s Therapy Unit at Good Samaritan is in its 50th year of treating children. The CTU sees about 25,000 patients per year, which amounts to about 40,000 total visits.

Expanding the gun violence conversation
Inslee is partnering with both Forefront, the UW’s suicide-prevention program, and Harborview Injury Prevention and Resource Center (HIPRC). HIPRC, in partnership with UW Medicine, is currently developing content for a social media campaign.

Free heart screening targets teen athletes
PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center and the Quinn Driscoll Foundation are teaming up once again to offer free heart screenings for teen athletes Feb. 20 at PeaceHealth Southwest’s Heart & Vascular Center.

Island Hospital ends 2015 on positive note
Island Hospital ended 2015 with about $700,000 more than planned. The hospital brought in about $95 million last year and spent about $92.2 million.

Island Hospital receives award for psychiatric department success
Island Hospital’s Psychiatry & Behavioral Health school-intervention program was one of 10 programs nationwide to be awarded $10,000 by Jackson Healthcare for impacting underserved communities.

Providence-led research finds Medicaid expansion increases certain cancer screenings, which could lead to better outcomes
Research led by Providence Health & Services has found Medicaid coverage results in significantly higher rates of several common cancer screenings, especially among women. Cancer screenings are often the best way to catch cancer early.

OMCF hosts annual Red, Set, Go! Heart Luncheon
The Olympic Medical Center Foundation will present the ninth annual Red, Set, Go! Heart Luncheon Friday, Feb. 26. The annual event grew out of a successful 3-year campaign to raise awareness about the critical issue of heart health for women.

Sacred Heart opens cardiac ICU in Spokane
Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane marked a major milestone Monday with the opening of a new Cardiac Intensive Care Unit. Sunday the hospital had it blessed and prepared for the grand opening.

UW Medicine holds 16th annual Mini-Med lecture series
On Feb. 16, UW Medicine held “Modern Maladies,” the third in its six-week lecture series on prominent issues in modern medicine. These weekly talks will continue to be held at 7 p.m. every Tuesday through March 8.

Wellness event celebrates what it means to live brave
Valley Medical Center’s GLOW 5th Anniversary gala takes place Wednesday, Feb. 24, which was designed for women, by women. The theme for the celebration is Living Brave: the Sky’s the Limit.


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