Recent member news: 3/29/2018

March 28, 2018

Boxes of love distributed in Washington
The Troutdale, Ore.,-based nonprofit provides boxes full of clothes and books for children entering the foster care system. Boxes of Love started a partnership with Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center.

“Cooking for One” class helps those now living alone (part 2, part 3, part 4)
Virginia Mason Memorial’s end-of-life care line, Compass Care, has started a new class for those who have lost a loved one and are struggling to deal with the day-day-day tasks of living alone.

Despite setbacks, Luke Jackson is still playing
Watching Luke Jackson play electric bass with his band Golden Toads, you’d have no idea that hours earlier he was hooked up to a machine at Northwest Kidney Centers that cleans the water and waste from his body.

MultiCare and Physicians of Southwest Washington announce partnership
MultiCare and Physicians of Southwest Washington (PSW), an independent physician association headquartered in Olympia, have entered into a minority investment agreement to improve health care delivery and management in the Puget Sound region.

New Tacoma rehab medical center moving forward
The 60-bed rehabilitation center from CHI Franciscan Health will treat those recovering from an acute injury or illness, with specialized treatment programs for stroke, brain injury, neurological conditions, trauma, spinal cord injury, amputation and orthopedic injury.

Peace Island Medical Center featured in case study for telepsychiatry program
The telepsychiatry program at PeaceHealth Peace Island Medical Center was recently featured in a case study for the March 2018 publication of the American Hospital Association’s (AHA) Members in Action.

Pro-inflammatory foods may increase colon cancer risk
Dr. Raj C. Butani, affiliated with Overlake Medical Center, discusses colon cancer risk associated with food.

Providence Health buys former Walla Walla General Hospital buildings
Providence Health & Services-Washington has purchased four vacant buildings on the site where Adventist Health closed Walla Walla General Hospital last year.

Virginia Mason Memorial holds Hep C community screenings
Virginia Mason Memorial’s Liver Clinic recently held two Hep C community screening events for folks in the Yakima Valley. See an interview with a woman who was cured at the Liver Clinic.


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