Recent member news: 2/23/2017

February 23, 2017

100 top rural and community hospitals
Olympic Medical Center is named to the list by Becker’s Hospital Review.

CHI Franciscan adds Virginia Mason
Virginia Mason Health System is joining Rainier Health Network, CHI Franciscan’s clinically integrated network of health care providers in the greater Puget Sound region. The two entities recently signed a letter of intent.

Jefferson Healthcare board approves Discovery Behavioral Health affiliation
The decision is the first step in an eventual acquisition of the mental health services provider by the hospital. Another resolution to approve the acquisition is expected to be presented to the commissioners by the end of the year.

Legacy Salmon Creek official recounts harrowing journey to U.S.
Dr. Hoa Ly and his wife, Chi, came to the U.S. in 1989 and 1992, respectively, as refugees from Vietnam. Today, Hoa is a medical director at Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center and Chi runs a restaurant the couple recently purchased.

Top hospitals for 2017
Virginia Mason Medical Center is named to the list of the 50 best hospitals in the country for 2017 from Healthgrades. Also, EvergreenHealth Medical Center and Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center are named to the list of 100 best hospitals in the country for 2017.

Walk-in clinic opens in Port Angeles
Olympic Medical Center staff and the Port Angeles ambassadors commemorated the opening of the Olympic Medical Physicians walk-in clinic in Port Angeles with a ribbon cutting on Feb. 16.

Walla Walla General Hospital chief sees hospital in new light
Rick Bockmann can’t quite wrap his head around it. He’s now walking the same halls at Walla Walla General Hospital he watched being built when he worked on construction cleanup in his college days.


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