Recent member news: 4/2/2020

April 2, 2020

Snoqualmie Valley Hospital mitigating pandemic at home
Today, Snoqualmie Valley Hospital is navigating the complexities of addressing a worldwide pandemic in its own backyard with the resources of a 25 in-patient hospital…

A look inside Harborview’s COVID-19 ICU
Testing is up for COVID-19 at Seattle area hospitals. Dr. Kira Newman has been working with potential cases at Harborview Medical Center’s ICU…

Bankruptcy court declares ‘easy call’ in approving lease of Astria Regional for state COVID-19 efforts
The U.S. Bankruptcy Court approved Astria Health’s motion to lease the closed Astria Regional Medical Center in Yakima to the state of Washington as part of its coronavirus response…

Skagit Regional Health expecting big financial hit
While Skagit Regional Health is expecting to suffer significant financial losses as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, administrators for the health care provider say there are no plans for layoffs…

Eastern State Hospital staff member tests positive for coronavirus
A staff member at Eastern State Hospital in Medical Lake has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, the Department of Social and Health Services confirmed…

Providence hospitals in Spokane rationing face masks amid global shortage
At Providence hospitals in the Spokane area, personal protective equipment is being kept under lock and key. Nurses and doctors are required to wear face masks for as long as federal guidelines allow…

Nurses at Bellingham hospital speak out: ‘It’s something I feel called to do, but I don’t want to risk my life to do it’
PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center continues to face controversy after reportedly firing a longtime emergency room doctor who spoke out publicly and questioned how prepared the hospital is for the COVID-19 outbreak…

Kadlec emergency department tent ready to be utilized, if necessary
Kadlec Regional Medical Center has set up a tent outside of their emergency department. However, they said they haven’t had to use it since putting it up about a week ago…


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