Recent member news: 3/14/2019

March 13, 2019

WSHA members recognized by Seattle Business Magazine’s Leaders in Health Care Awards
Each year, the Leaders in Health Care Awards honor a remarkable assortment of compassionate people doing heroic work in Washington state. Seattle Business magazine offers its heartiest congratulations and heartfelt gratitude to this year’s honorees.

Three Rivers Hospital to open new emergency room
“The current ER, as most of our district residents are aware, has three small exam rooms and a couple of overflow rooms that are separated from everything else,” Graham said. “Our highest priorities as an organization are quality and safety, and this move will enable our phenomenal staff and physicians to better provide an ideal patient experience…”

PeaceHealth announces new Lynden clinic
“We have long identified the need to enhance healthcare service to the communities in North Whatcom County,” Michael Metcalf, chief executive, PeaceHealth Medical Group, said in the press release…

Swedish Edmonds earns nuclear cardiology reaccreditation
Swedish Edmonds Chief Nursing Officer Jean Doerge says earning the accreditation means staying on the cutting edge of treatment, “It was not too long ago that physicians had to rely on the stethoscope and the simple EKG of electrocardiogram for cardiac diagnostics,” she said. “Technological developments in cardiovascular imaging modalities now reveal intricate details of various cardiac structures and physiology…”

Eastside hospitals team up to reduce C-sections
Team Birth Project was started as a way to hopefully decrease the c-section rate, but also increase vaginal birth and most importantly enhance the mother’s experience during her birth time, ” said Dr. Kristin Graham, the Medical Director of Women’s and Infants’ Services at Overlake…


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