Recent member news: 4/7/2022

April 7, 2022

After costly 2020 flood, PeaceHealth St. John Medical Center builds up street defenses
In addition to repairing the water-damaged sections of the building, PeaceHealth leaders began working on changes to prevent similar flooding from happening in the future…

‘A hometown hero’: After a month on the Ukraine-Poland border, Spokane doctor returns to Holy Family Hospital
Varner’s colleagues agreed to cover his shifts while he was gone, and Susan Scott, Holy Family chief operations officer, said that staff members were grateful to have one of their own helping refugees fleeing the violence in Ukraine, as Russia continues its war there…

MultiCare restructures senior leadership to serve changing needs of community
MultiCare Health System has named Florence Chang its new president. Chang, who has served as MultiCare’s executive vice president and chief operating officer since 2012, will now oversee MultiCare’s entire health care delivery system…

4 Seattle cancer centers restructure partnership
Seattle-based Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, Seattle Children’s and UW Medicine have restructured their long-standing partnership and formed a unified adult cancer research and care center…

$10M in federal dollars to benefit Southwest Washington projects
In Klickitat County, the Cascade AIDS Project will use $390,000 to expand health and behavioral care to LGBTQ individuals in the region, and Klickitat Valley Health will upgrade its outdated utility systems…

Medical students who train in WA plan to practice here and fill much-needed primary care positions
UW Medicine says it is hiring 12 more providers amid high demand. Some students training in the state are deciding to stay and fill open positions…

Providence, Swedish rebrand under unified name in Puget Sound area
Ten years after Providence acquired Swedish Health Services, the two organizations are unifying their Puget Sound-area operations under one name: Providence Swedish…


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