Recent member news: 5/1/2020

May 1, 2020

Seattle’s leaders let scientists take the lead. New York’s did not
Riedo is the medical director for infectious disease at EvergreenHealth, a hospital in Kirkland, just east of Seattle…

Who will heal the healers when coronavirus is over?
At UW School of Medicine, Dr. Patricia Kritek, a critical care doctor and associate dean for faculty affairs, sees that and more…

Moses Lake hospital says thank you for donations of handmade masks
Samaritan Healthcare in Moses Lake is one of many healthcare facilities around the country fighting shortages of personal protective equipment…

Public Health, hospitals urge those experiencing stroke, heart attack symptoms to seek emergency care
Public Health, along with Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center, PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center and Vancouver Clinic, reminded residents that local emergency departments take precautions to safely see patients and remain fully operational to treat patients with non-COVID-19 emergencies, the groups stated in a news release Wednesday, April 22…

Museum, Confluence Health host Q&A on using and making masks
It will feature Confluence Health CEO Dr. Peter Rutherford and Chief Medical Officer Dr. Jason Lake, who will join a Zoom program to discuss CDC guidelines and how they apply to everyday use…

After initial worry, St. John staff ‘stepped up’ amid COVID outbreak
When Erica Diede and her fellow caregivers end a shift at the PeaceHealth St. John Medical Center emergency department, they leave their scrubs behind to be professionally laundered…

UW Medicine to conduct clinical trial for hydroxychloroquine with COVID patients
The University of Washington School of Medicine is looking for people who have tested positive for COVID-19 to participate in a clinical trial aimed at finding out whether a controversial drug called hydroxychloroquine can keep them from having to be hospitalized…


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