Recent member news: 5/24/2018

May 23, 2018

Confluence Health to be recognized for high achievements
Confluence Health is the only hospital in the state to be named America’s 100 Best Hospitals for spine surgery and orthopedic surgery.

ENT & Allergy Clinic to host open house May 18
While Prosser Memorial Health – formerly PMH Medical Center – has provided ENT services for many years, the clinic moved locations and expanded allergy services late last year. This ribbon cutting and open house will be a formal public unveiling of the updated clinic and new service offerings.

Free teen heart screening aims to detect hidden heart conditions for local youth (PeaceHealth)
Sudden Cardiac Death (SCD) is the leading cause of mortality in athletes during sport and exercise. Because these deaths are typically the result of hidden heart defects and abnormalities, the Teen Heart Screening event, a community venture, will offer free evaluations to detect undiagnosed heart conditions that put youth at risk.

The Hutch closes in on a cancer cure
The magic microscopic particles that might change the world — and in the process, permanently burnish Seattle’s spot on the big, ascent-of-man scientific map — are, at this very moment, being carted about on a medical campus.

Jefferson Healthcare given $1 million to provide low-income dental care
Jefferson Healthcare has received $1 million in state capital funding for a pilot program to provide dental health services to approximately 3,000 under- and uninsured adults and children in East Jefferson County.

Kaiser invests $200 million to fight homelessness
Kaiser Permanente is funneling $200 million into efforts to address housing instability. It’s the first of a series of investments the system will make in community initiatives that address social determinants of health.

PulsePoint safety app launches in the Tri-Cities
Representatives from Richland Fire Department, Kadlec Regional Medical Center and Lourdes Health introduced the device at the press conference. The app alerts users when someone is going into a cardiac arrest and needs CPR nearby.

Trios bankruptcy nears end. New owners soon to follow
A judge will consider approving the Kennewick hospital system’s plan to exit bankruptcy at a June 20 hearing in federal bankruptcy court in Spokane. The plan hinges on the sale of Trios to RCCH HealthCare Partners — the same Tennessee company that’s also in the process of buying Lourdes Health in Pasco.


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