Recent Member news: 5/31/2018

May 30, 2018

Costco, Virginia Mason make list of top 100 employers with fair pay
A new survey listing the top 100 organizations where employees are most likely to say their pay is good includes Issaquah-based Costco and Seattle’s Virginia Mason Medical Center.

Doug Baxter works to support youth in the community
In his role at CHI Franciscan, Baxter works with community organizations and efforts aimed at supporting youth.

Genetic testing might predict cancer, and she’s your expert
Working in the Comprehensive Breast Center at the Women and Children’s Pavillion at Providence Regional Medical Center Everett, Joy Varady helps people find out if they have certain genes that indicate a propensity for cancer.

Geek of the Week: He doesn’t have X-ray vision, but David Winokur is a director of medical imaging
David Winokur is the director of Medical Imaging and Interventional Cardiovascular Services at Overlake Medical Center in Bellevue, Wash. Aside from X-rays and CT scans and MRIs, Winokur is also in charge of the hospital’s cardiac catheterization lab and other departments like patient transport and EKG.

Part seamstress, part woodcraftsman: The artistry of being a pediatric heart surgeon
Seattle Children’s Hospital’s Mike McMullan is one of about 125 doctors across the country who perform heart surgery on children and babies. He says it’s like “Legos on steroids.”

Prosser Memorial recognized for support of local high school athletics
Prosser Memorial Health was honored with the Prosser High School (PHS) Gene Webb Memorial Award at the annual Prosser Booster Club Athletic Banquet on May 29.

Odessa’s response to the opioid epidemic
In light of changes in the industry, the Odessa Rural Health Clinic will be taking a new direction regarding its prescription practices. In the coming months, the clinic will no longer be prescribing dilaudid, methadone and soma for chronic pain.

Q&A: Sarah Patterson, executive director of the Virginia Mason Institute
The local health care leader has been with Virginia Mason Institute since 1984. She sits down for a Q&A with Seattle Business Magazine.

Reversing the blindness: Spokane surgeon gives the gift of eyesight in Honduras
“It’s neat to see people that can see for the first time in years,” said Dr. Jon Haymore, an eye surgeon and MultiCare. “It’s rewarding to us.”

Seattle Cancer Care Alliance receives National Employer of Excellence award
Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA) announced that it is one of eight national recipients of an Employer of Excellence award from the American Academy of Physician Assistants (PA’s) Center for Healthcare Leadership and Management.

St. Luke’s uses garden therapy for stroke recovery
The month of May is American Stroke month, during which doctors and The American Heart and Stroke Associations bring awareness to recognizing the signs of, preventing and recovering from strokes.

Striking a chord: Minutes count for stroke treatment
At Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center, McNally received a clot-busting medicine called tPA, for tissue plasminogen activator, within two hours of initial symptoms. The shot must be given within a short window of time.

Union Gospel Mission clinic in Yakima owes its success to dedicated volunteers
The clinic doesn’t function alone; many people around the Yakima Valley contribute to making it a success. Virginia Mason Memorial hospital donates lab and X-ray equipment and arranges time to provide operating rooms, supplies and charity care.



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