Recent member news: 4/10/2020

April 10, 2020

UW researchers predict mid-April as the national peak for COVID-19
The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME), an independent research center within UW Medicine, says Washington’s peak dates for the amount of resources used due to COVID-19 and deaths per day has already passed, a promising sign in the state’s fight against the virus.

Hospital officials say they’re ready for peak of COVID-19 cases, but it’s not here yet
Virginia Mason Memorial hospital officials and medical staff warned last month that if daily life continued as usual in the Yakima Valley amid the expanding coronavirus pandemic, the hospital would be overwhelmed by April 8.

UW Medicine seeks 25,000 volunteers to try an outbreak-predicting smartphone app
UW Medicine is recruiting 25,000 people nationwide for an app-based experiment called HIPPOCRATIC.

Coronavirus threatens survival of US rural hospitals on frontlines of crisis
On Wednesday, Three Rivers, a small hospital in rural Washington, had exactly nine days left before it would run out of money to pay its staff and be forced to close. That same day, its CEO learned the hospital probably had its first coronavirus patient.

Confluence Health sends back ventilators for places in more need
“But in reality, our ability to provide staff to ever be able to utilize 100 ventilators is well above our wildest abilities,” said Dr. Peter Rutherford, Confluence Health CEO.

MultiCare donates $1 million to support critical community organizations during the COVID-19 outbreak
MultiCare Health System announced [Monday] that it will be donating $1 million to help support other community organizations in Pierce County, South King County and the Inland Northwest region during the COVID-19 crisis.

Trios Health launches new messaging platform to send well wishes to isolated patients
Trios Health has launched an online community platform that allows friends, family, church communities and the community at large to connect with current patients.

Confluence Health looks to expand Intensive Care Unit, opens drive thru testing
Confluence Health Intensive Care Unit is nearing capacity and the healthcare facility is working to expand the unit to the third floor. Confluence has also restarted up drive thru testing.

Confluence Health CEO pleads for community to follow social distancing
Confluence Health CEO Peter Rutherford on Sunday urged the community to follow social distancing measures to protect medical staff and prevent the local health care system from becoming overwhelmed.

Providence Sacred Heart receives shipment of vital personal protective
Some much needed supplies arrived by the truckload at Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center on Saturday afternoon.


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