Recent member news: 4/20/2017

April 19, 2017

EvergreenHealth again earns designation as a baby-friendly hospital
EvergreenHealth recently was re-designated a Baby-Friendly Hospital, its 21st year of holding the designation since it was named the first Baby-Friendly hospital in the United States in 1996.

Grays Harbor Community Hospital’s post-visit automated calls lower likelihood of patient readmissions
The trial, according to the hospital, indicated that those who answered and participated in the voice call system were 69 percent less likely to be readmitted within 30 days of discharge.

Maple Valley couple part of second kidney swap on the West Coast
The double transplant is the first performed by The University of Washington’s Medical Center and it is only the second one performed in the west coast. The doctors cheered when they first realized this double transplant was a possibility.

Overlake receives “Workplace of the Year” and “Workplace Transformation” awards from the Advisory Board Company
Overlake Medical Center has been awarded The Advisory Board Company’s 2017 Workplace of the Year Award, recognizing hospitals and health systems nationwide that have outstanding levels of employee engagement. The hospital also received the Workplace Transformation Award, acknowledging those that have made a transformational change in their employee engagement.

Population health nurses populating in Bremerton
In an effort to enhance the overall patient experience, population health nurses recently joined the primary care team at Naval Hospital Bremerton’s medical home ports.

Students get time with health professionals at Providence Centralia
Thirteen local high school students had the opportunity to shadow medical professionals as they treated patients at Providence Centralia Hospital on April 13. The hospital has worked with Centralia College to offer this program the last three years.

UW Medicine works with Island Hospital for smooth transition of Orcas Medical Center
UW Medicine has begun work with Island Hospital to transition the management of a primary care clinic located on Orcas Island from Island Hospital to UW Medicine.


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