Recent member news: 3/24/2022

March 24, 2022

Dear Coulee Medical Center community, regarding Senate Bill 1868
This is an open letter of thanks to everyone who advocated for, supported, gave a forum for discussion, or assisted us to get the message out, regarding a piece of legislation that would have had a detrimental impact on rural healthcare in Washington State and especially our communities…

UW Medicine: 1 in 4 new COVID-19 cases attributed to BA.2 omicron variant
“It’s been sort of slowly creeping up over the last six weeks,” said [UW Medicine Virology Lab] assistant director, Dr. Alex Greninger. “It’s going to be interesting to see what the end of April, beginning of May, what that time period will look like…”

Trios Health employees bid farewell to Family Birth Center on Auburn campus
Current and former Trios Health employees gathered Tuesday, March 22, at the Family Birth Center on the Auburn campus to say their goodbyes, with Trios’ new birth center opening next week on the Trios Southridge Hospital campus…

Hospital officials lay out financial improvements
Interim CEO Michael Layfield spoke optimistically at his first board meeting after nine days on the job…

PeaceHealth lifts visitor restrictions in Skagit County health care facilities
PeaceHealth said the decision to again allow visitors was made after Skagit County had maintained a “substantial” transmission risk level for more than seven days, thereby meeting PeaceHealth’s criteria for easing restrictions…


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