Recent member news: 4/5/2018

April 4, 2018

Construction begins on Veterans Affairs clinic in Silverdale
After many years of planning and quite a few setbacks, ground was broken on the long-awaited Veterans Affairs outpatient clinic in Silverdale.

Grays Harbor Community Hospital and LifeNet Health kick off National Donate Life Month
Grays Harbor Community Hospital and LifeNet Health kicked off National Donate Life Month with a Donate Life flag dedication and cake cutting ceremony, followed by an education table.

EvergreenHealth CEO, Robert Malte, announces retirement
WSHA Board Chair Bob Malte announced he plans to retire from his position as CEO of EvergreenHealth, by the end of 2018, after nearly eight years in the role and a 42-year career in health care leadership.

Madigan Army Medical Center will open Intrepid Spirit Center at JBLM
The Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund and Madigan Army Medical Center’s new Intrepid Spirit Center at Joint Base Lewis-McChord will officially open. The center will offer U.S. service members diagnoses and treatment for TBI and psychological health conditions.

MultiCare Indigo Urgent Care expanding to Spokane region
MultiCare will expand its line of high-end Indigo Urgent Care clinics to the Spokane region this fall, bringing together convenience and high-touch services to transform the health care experience for consumers in Eastern Washington.

Overlake Medical Center is given Bellevue Chamber of Commerce’s inaugural “Chairman’s Community Pillar”
The award recognizes Overlake for long-standing excellence and significant positive impact in the community.

Samaritan Healthcare offers incentive for nurses
Nurses hired by Samaritan Healthcare will be eligible for “signing incentives” of $10,000 as part of an effort by hospital officials to fill existing nursing jobs. Nurses who receive the payment must work full time and must commit to two years of service.

SeaTac resident Rochelle Allgood needs help to continue helping others
Allgood undergoes dialysis at home every day. She was trained by staff at Northwest Kidney Center in SeaTac.

UW Tacoma Business Leadership Awards announced
Bill Robertson, president and CEO of MultiCare Health System, has been named business leader of the year. He will be honored at an event on April 16 at 5 p.m. at the Greater Tacoma Convention & Trade Center Ballroom.

Whidbey Island Public District Hospital Commissioner Wallin receives Rural Health Award
The Washington Rural Health Association (WRHA) named its Rural Health Award Winners for 2018, and Whidbey Public Hospital District Commissioner and Board President Ron Wallin was one of its recipients.


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