Recent member news: 6/22/2017

June 21, 2017

After leadership change, KVH looks to future
All Kittitas clinics are now accepting new patients. A new electronic health records system is in the works, and the organization is making efforts to be more visible in the community.

New Overlake Cancer Center to host first event, Survivorship Superheroes
The new Overlake Cancer Center is hosting its first Survivorship Superheroes event on Saturday, June 24. The event will celebrate and educate cancer patients and the people who support them on living a full life with and after cancer.

PeaceHealth to offer more single rooms
PeaceHealth St. John Medical Center will reopen its eighth-floor nursing unit on Monday, the company announced, a move that will allow the hospital to offer single occupancy rooms to at least half of its patients.

Psychiatric hospital opens in Marysville
Construction began a year ago, in July 2016, on Smokey Point Behavioral Hospital and last week, on June 12, doors opened to the new 115-bed psychiatric hospital that will provide specialized acute care for behavioral health and addiction treatment.

Samaritan to work on Level 3 trauma designation
Samaritan Healthcare officials will work to attain Level 3 trauma care status as part of its growth strategy. The organization’s strategic plan was presented to the hospital district commissioners May 30.

Snoqualmie Valley Hospital Board calls for affiliation proposals; hopes to be in partnership talks by end of year
Public Hospital District No. 4’s Board of Commissioners approved the RFP unanimously, with one edit to emphasize the availability of the facility’s east campus.

WhidbeyHealth new addition to open July 7
The long-awaited new wing of WhidbeyHealth Medical Center will open July 7. Patients, accompanied by a team of nurses and staff, will be transferred from the old part of the hospital to the new single-patient rooms.


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