Recent member news: 5/18/17

May 17, 2017

Firearm lock giveaway draws large crowd, promotes safety
The event, which partnered with Skagit Regional Health and Skagit County Public Health, marks the 11th firearm storage giveaway by Seattle Children’s across the state.

Garden Heights 4th-graders get new bike helmets
The program was sponsored by Providence Sacred Heart Children’s Trauma Services in Spokane, and the hour-long presentation was designed to teach kids how to recognize serious head injuries, when to ask for help, and how to protect themselves.

Going green: Madigan earns top environmental award
Although for seven years in a row, Madigan has been awarded several of Practice Greenhealth’s Environmental Excellence awards, 2017 marks Madigan’s first time receiving the highest award in the Partner for Change award echelon: the Emerald Award.

Laughing gas in labor at Legacy
Last month, Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center’s family birth center became the first in Southwest Washington to offer nitrous oxide to pregnant women in labor at the hospital.

New infectious unit at Spokane hospital ready for patients
Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center is one of 10 hospitals in the country chosen by the federal government to host “special pathogens unit” for people with Ebola or other highly infectious diseases.

PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center recognized with a Stroke GOLD PLUS Achievement Award
PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center was recognized this May with a Stroke GOLD PLUS achievement award for 2017 by the American Heart Association/ American Stroke Association.

UW Medicine and Catherine Washburn Medical Association announce partnership for Lopez Island Medical Clinic
This past April, UW Medicine announced a similar agreement with Orcas Medical Center. While UW Medicine will manage both clinics, the two entities will continue to operate independently.


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