Recent member news: 5/5/2016

May 5, 2016

Cancer: The final frontier
Two separate men fighting cancer come to Seattle after the hearing about the work of two researchers at Seattle Cancer Care Alliance whose work offers some hope.

Ovarian cancer mutations found in healthy women, UW study finds
The study is a caution for scientists and clinicians trying to detect cancer based on mutations, said Michael Schmitt, a co-author of the study and co-inventor of duplex sequencing. He is an oncology fellow at UW Medicine and Fred Hutch.

Providence, Fairfax announce plans to bring 85-bed psychiatric hospital to Thurston County
Thurston County suddenly finds itself with two mental health hospital proposals after Providence Health & Services, working with Fairfax Behavioral Health, announced plans Wednesday to open an 85-bed psychiatric hospital at an estimated cost of $30 million.

We are the patient experience
Olympic Medical Center’s Patient Experience department put together a slate of events to celebrate National Patient Experience week. Employees embraced “I am the Patient Experience” and they are featured in a photo montage and a video found on the hospital website.


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