Recent member news: 6/7/2018

June 6, 2018

Community School senior: Mom made her strong and mom’s doctor inspired her career choice
Inspired by an oncologist at Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center who treated her mother, Smith plans to pursue a degree in the medical field. “He was the most determined doctor,” said Smith. “I could have lost my mom at 9 years old, but I didn’t.”

CT earns national accreditation for quality, patient safety
Prosser Memorial Hospital – a part of Prosser Memorial Health – has been awarded a 3-year term of accreditation in computed tomography (CT) from the American College of Radiology.

EvergreenHealth wins national environmental sustainability award for ninth-consecutive year
Practice Greenhealth recently honored EvergreenHealth for the ninth consecutive year with the 2018 Partner for Change Award, recognizing the organization for its continued outstanding environmental achievements and role as a leader in sustainability within the Eastside community.

Kids at Heart
Spokane pediatrician Deb Harper, who is retired but fills in for Providence physicians, reflects on three decades in practice to help keep the region’s children healthy and safe.

Looking back at almost 50 years of medicine
It is a rare and inspiring sight to see someone dedicate more than 20 years of their life bettering the lives of others around them, but Dr. William Bremner has done just that. This July, he will be retiring after 20 years as the chair for the department at UW Medicine.

New PulsePoint app is already saving lives
PulsePoint has officially launched this month and it’s already saving lives. Emily Sligar is a registered nurse at Trios Health. When she heard of an app a few years ago that alerts people of someone nearby going into cardiac arrest, she downloaded it.

Overlake honors team member for 50 years of service
Colleagues would remark that Karly Johnson’s mail deliveries were so reliable, staff could set their clocks by them. On Friday, June 1, Overlake Medical Center recognized Johnson for 50 years of service to the organization during its annual employee recognition event.

PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center receives Get With The Guidelines- Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award
The award recognizes the hospital’s commitment to ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence.

Seattle Cancer Care Alliance receives national employer of excellence award
Seattle Cancer Care Alliance announced that it is one of eight national recipients of an employer of excellence award from the American Academy of Physician Assistants Center for Healthcare Leadership and Management.

She risked her safety to aid Amtrak victims. Now she’s an official U.S. Army hero
A Madigan Army Medical Center nurse who came to the aid of victims after happening upon last year’s Amtrak derailment in DuPont has received the Army Award for Valor.

Take a look inside the new CityMD clinic in University Place
CHI Franciscan Health (on the heels of opening its Tacoma rehabilitation hospital) and New York-based CityMD are expanding their partnership in the region with two new clinics, joining five other CityMD sites in Pierce and King counties.

Transition programs offer post-graduation life skills
Students in the SEARCH program work unpaid internships at Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center. They work in a variety of departments, include food services, laundry and the warehouse.



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