Recent member news: 3/16/2017

March 16, 2017

CHI Franciscan, Virginia Mason make partnership official
CHI Franciscan Health and Virginia Mason formalized their strategic affiliation this week through the signing of a definitive agreement, making official a partnership first announced last November.

Deaconess is first area hospital to offer Nitrous Oxide for expectant mothers
Deaconess is the first hospital in the Spokane area to offer the service and one of the few in the entire state of Washington.

EvergreenHealth celebrates 45 years serving Kirkland
Since 1972, EvergreenHealth has served King and Snohomish County families as their public hospital district, growing alongside the community from its origins as Kirkland’s rural hospital, into the nationally recognized comprehensive system.

Inslee praises Eastern State Hospital during visit to Spokane
Gov. Jay Inslee praised employees at Eastern State Hospital in Medical Lake for drastically reducing patient wait times, while encouraging health workers at a later stop to show support for his budget proposal.

New EvergreenHealth wing a blend of high tech and high care
The fourth floor, previously one of three unfinished wings included in the 2007 construction, will hold 31 patients in need of a longer stay — an average of three days, in most cases.

Northwest Kidney Centers announces intention to grant $15 million to jumpstart UW Medicine’s Center for Dialysis Innovation
Seattle-based nonprofit dialysis provider Northwest Kidney Centers intends to make a $15 million grant over the next five years to support startup projects within the University of Washington’s Center for Dialysis Innovation.


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