Recent member news: 5/16/2019

May 15, 2019

Northwest Kidney Centers CEO Joyce F. Jackson to retire
Joyce F. Jackson, president and CEO of Northwest Kidney Centers for the past 20 years, has announced she will retire from her position after a successor is found…

Clinical trial underway on Eastside to develop blood test that could improve breast cancer detection
A clinical trial is underway on the east side that could lead to a major breakthrough in breast cancer detection. Overlake Medical Center in Bellevue is the only hospital in the Pacific Northwest taking part in this nationwide long-term research…

1st smartphone app can detect ear infections in children
University of Washington researchers have created software that can detect fluid behind the eardrum by simply using a piece of paper and a smartphone’s microphone and speaker…

Oldest working nurse celebrates 94th birthday on shift at Tacoma General Hospital
She’s been working as nurse since 1946 and plans to stay at Tacoma General Hospital “until they kick me out.” Rigney, believed to be the oldest registered nurse in the country, turned 94 Wednesday…

UW initiatives seek to help patients and families deal with psychosis
On May 14, the University of Washington School of Medicine will launch Psychosis REACH, the nation’s first program to teach evidence-based skills to help people whose relatives or friends have psychotic disorders…


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