Recent member news: 2/4/16

February 4, 2016

Deaconess to open standalone ER in North Spokane
Deaconess Hospital is opening a stand-alone emergency department to serve patients in the rapidly growing north Spokane corridor. The 15-bed facility will open as soon as it receives final licensing paperwork, which could be this week.

How hospitals are changing to become safer
It has been estimated that each year between 98,000 and 440,000 people die as a result of preventable errors in hospitals. The Times highlights WSHA’s work fighting sepsis, with a 36% reduction from 2011-2014, saving 3,600 lives.

St. Francis Center for Weight Management reaccredited
The hospital’s Franciscan Center for Weight Management was reaccredited by the American College of Surgeons and the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program, CHI Franciscan Health System announced.

New hospital is ready to meet the needs of a growing community
Community use at Snoqualmie Valley Hospital has increased significantly since the new hospital opened last May. The nearly 70,000 square-foot structure provides ample space and efficiencies for an improved patient experience.

UW, King County reach agreement on running Harborview Medical Center
King County and the University of Washington announced an agreement Monday for the UW to continue operating Harborview Medical Center. The contract provides clear direction on how Harborview will achieve its mission as a public hospital, serving the poor.


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