Recent member news: 5/17/2018

May 16, 2018

Construction kicks off in Bellevue for $250M Overlake expansion
Doctors, business leaders and community members met May 9 for a groundbreaking ceremony that officially kicked off a massive campus renewal project at Overlake Medical Center in Bellevue.

Coulee Medical Center creates case and tour for baby delivery
A small busload of guests got a jarring tour around the Colville Indian Reservation on a bus borrowed from the Grand Coulee Dam Senior Center. WSHA’s Amber Weiseth was also in attendance.

EvergreenHealth to host celebration of life community event on National Cancer Survivorship Day
Attendees will have the opportunity to visit with EvergreenHealth physicians and staff while celebrating the life of cancer survivors. The event will also recognize EvergreenHealth’s fifth anniversary of the Halvorson Cancer Center.

Governor Inslee pushes for mental health system transformation
Governor Jay Inslee met with staff and leadership at Western State Hospital and announced a 5-year plan to continue to modernize and transform Washington’s mental health system.

Julie Gralow: Going the extra mile to fight breast cancer
Julie Gralow, the Jill Bennett Endowed Professor of Breast Medical Oncology at the UW and director of Breast Medical Oncology at Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, is set to receive the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Humanitarian Award.

A little boy comes to Seattle to find cancer treatment and a whole lot of love
Five-year-old Ned Isham will soon undergo a groundbreaking treatment at Seattle Children’s Hospital. The Isham’s moved to Seattle this week from Tazmania, Australia hoping a Car-T cell therapy trial will help.

Midwife birthing now available at CVH
Cascade Valley Hospital now offers a midwife program that provides pregnant women a birthing experience different from the common obstetrician-based birthing.

Miracle Monday: Spokane child makes miraculous recovery
You can still see where doctors at Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center and Children’s Hospital poked a needle into Levi Owen Kimberling’s chest to drain his lungs, in February. His life hung in the balance.

New protocol for stroke patients at MultiCare Deaconess aimed to get treatment administered faster
MultiCare Deaconess is the only hospital in the area to be cutting out a few steps in their protocol when a stroke patient arrives. When MultiCare Deaconess Hospital is told a stroke patient is on the way, teams mobilize.

Washington hospitals share progress on patient safety
The Washington Patient Safety Coalition hosted the 16th annual Northwest Patient Safety Conference. Legacy Health, Seattle Children’s Hospital and University of Washington were among the organizations that highlighted efforts.


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