Recent member news: 5/7/2021

May 7, 2021

PeaceHealth urgent care offering walk-in COVID-19 vaccine appointments
PeaceHealth Southwest Memorial Urgent Care vaccine clinic is now offering Pfizer COVID-19 vaccinations to walk-in customers with no need for an appointment…

Virginia Mason Franciscan Health opens new St. Michael Cancer Center, Medical Pavilion
St. Michael Medical Center, as part of Virginia Mason Franciscan Health, is announcing the opening of the St. Michael Cancer Center and St. Michael Medical Pavilion this month…

‘I chose to get vaccinated, but I understand why others hesitate’
A doctor at Seattle Children’s Hospital on why she wants to share her experience…

Men lag behind women on COVID vaccination in Washington; see where the gender gaps are biggest
“Women are smarter than men? I don’t know,” quipped Dr. Chris Baliga, an infectious disease physician with Virginia Mason Franciscan Health, during a recent news conference, before noting that women seek health care at higher rates…

A new test developed by UW Medicine better detects active HIV in patients
A new test developed cooperatively between the UW School of Medicine and the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center measures the quantity and condition of inactive human immunodeficiency viruses (HIV) in the genes of people living with HIV, further pushing research toward a potential cure…

New Bellingham facility offers resources to the homeless
It’s a partnership between Unity Care Northwest, Opportunity Council, PeaceHealth, and the Whatcom County Health Department and will occupy the county property at 1500 North State Street…


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