Recent member news: 3/3/2016

March 3, 2016

CEO takes charge at Morton General
There’s a new CEO at Morton General Hospital, and so far things are going swell. Everett took over managing operations at the hospital on Feb. 1.

CHI Franciscan Health to partner with Sounders, Mariners
CHI Franciscan Health has agreed to a multi-year partnership agreement with the Seattle Sounders, Seattle Mariners, Tacoma Stars and Tacoma Rainiers as “official Partners in Health.”

EvergreenHealth named one of America’s Top 100 Hospitals
EvergreenHealth is named to Truven Health Analytics’ list of the country’s top 100 hospitals, in the category of large community hospitals. It was the only Washington health system to make the list.

New inpatient hospice unit in Everett ‘welcoming to families’
A new $5.3 million inpatient hospice unit, the first such service in Snohomish County, is scheduled to open in early April. The rooms are on the eighth floor of A wing on the Colby Campus of Providence Regional Medical Center Everett.

PeaceHealth addresses change, looks to future
PeaceHealth is setting its sights on the future and community health and wellness.

Raises, improved leave included in Whidbey hospital, nurses contract; vote coming
In a contract summary released by the union, nurses would receive a 2 percent pay bump in April and another .5 percent in October. They’d receive a 2.5 percent increase each of the following two years.

St. Elizabeth Hospital marks five years of serving the plateau
A hospital has always been an important part of the Enumclaw community, and this month, the St. Elizabeth Hospital is celebrating its fifth year on the Plateau.

Training improves odds for heart attack victims
Central Kitsap Fire and Rescue and Harrison Medical Center personnel conducted eight one-hour sessions at the Haselwood Family YMCA. Seven hundred more people learned how to save lives.

Why is eating healthy so important?

Virginia Mason’s Dr. Longo and Dietician Kathleen Humbert, go to New Day Northwest to discuss why eating healthy is so important.


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