Recent member news: 5/26/2016

May 26, 2016

BGI & UW collaborate on precision medicine development
One of world’s leading genomics organizations and UW Medicine sign memorandum of understanding to advance biomedical technology.

Dinosaur whose bones were studied at Kadlec in 2011 is declared new species
Five years ago, a doctor at Kadlec Medical Center helped study the bones of a dinosaur found in a remote area of Montana. This week, that dinosaur, which roamed the earth 76-million years ago, was identified as a new species.

Harrison pursuing residency program to train new doctors
Harrison Medical Center has been designated as a teaching hospital, a first step toward creating a residency program to train new doctors. It hopes to host the first class of residents in 2018.

Paramedic program keeping hospital visits at minimum
It is the only home visit program of its kind in the state. PMH Medical Center’s ambulance service provides home visits to patients who have been in the hospital. The community paramedic program was started about four years ago with a grant from CMS.

Psychiatrist specializes in opioid abuse treatment
Cowlitz County has a high rate of addiction to heroin and prescription opioids. Now a new clinic can help treat people addicted to them at PeaceHealth St. John Medical Center.

Skyline, NorthShore reach verbal sales agreement
The board of commissioners for Skyline Hospital unanimously passed a resolution last Wednesday, May 11, authorizing the Hospital District’s chief executive officer to execute a real estate purchase agreement to buy the NorthShore Medical Group buildings.


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