Recent member news: 5/3/2018

May 2, 2018

425 Magazine names EvergreenHealth as ‘Best Hospital & Health System’ for second consecutive year
The award recognizes the health system for the fifth time in six years for delivering top-of-the-line care to families throughout King and Snohomish counties.

$50,000 set aside for training Jefferson Healthcare providers in addiction treatment
The Salish Behavioral Health Organization has earmarked close to $50,000 to train Jefferson Healthcare providers in medicine-assisted treatment for people addicted to opioids.

Compassionate companions make sure ‘No One Dies Alone’ at Sacred Heart
There is a small group that performs a task that many would think is impossible: sitting at the bedsides of those who have no one else as they transition through the dying process.

Confluence Health provides medical disposal sites 
In an effort to combat the prescription drug-abuse epidemic, Confluence Health has expanded its medication disposal program to seven locations.

Issaquah health care provider offers nursing assistant scholarships
Providence Marianwood in Issaquah has partnered with Renton Technical College (RTC) to offer scholarships for nursing assistants this spring. Providence will be providing 10 scholarships to students interested in becoming CNAs.

Kids dive into therapy at Legacy Salmon Creek
The hospital joined with the Marshall Center earlier this year to give physical therapy patients a chance to move their workouts to the pool.

Northwest Kidney Centers to open new $43 million clinic in SeaTac
The new clinic will include more support space, an Aquaboss water treatment system generator, home dialysis training space and CKD education room.

Smokey Point Behavioral Health partners with schools for on-site mental health services
A mental health counselor will provide brief intervention therapy and crisis intervention to students at Arlington and Weston high schools. Hospital officials are starting the same services to the Lakewood School District.

Toxic fumes could be leaking into planes
A UW medicine bio-chemical genetics expert is working urgently on a new blood test to make sure you weren’t exposed to toxins during your flight.

Wellness Days provide low-cost screening
The entire month of May is Wellness Days at Klickitat Valley Health (KVH), and the hospital is offering a variety of low-cost medical screenings to the public. From May 1-31, KVH will provide discounted lab tests and diagnostic imaging to all ages.


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