Recent member news: 5/2/19

May 3, 2019

Doctors saving lives through computer screens
Jackie Whited, Confluence Health director of the intensive care unit, agreed to pretend to be a patient as part of a telemedicine demonstration, using a cart with a computer screen that creates a video connection. The demonstration was to show two Washington state congressional leaders, U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell D-Wash. and Rep. Suzan DelBene, D-Medina, the benefits of telemedicine…

Three Rivers Hospital Offering Year-Round Drug Take Back Option
Three Rivers Hospital in Brewster is working with American Rx Group to offer a free program for residents who are looking to properly dispose of expired medications…

Lifeline, PeaceHealth tackle opioid issue
There were nearly 48,000 U.S. opioid overdose deaths in 2017, 742 in Washington, and 39 in Clark County. PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center and Lifeline Connections are involved in some new initiatives to reduce those death totals…

MultiCare Deaconess implements new model to treat babies withdrawing from drugs
Babies who go through withdrawal after birth suffer from Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome, also known as N.A.S.¬†Best practices since the 1970’s has recommended morphine in many cases to treat babies going through withdrawal.¬† It’s been the protocol for MultiCare Deaconess since that time…


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