Recent member news: 6/9/2016

June 9, 2016

Eastside Bloodworks lab serves EvergreenHealth
EvergreenHealth and Bloodworks Northwest have opened a transfusion lab in Kirkland to improve efficiency in services and testing for local patients. The initiative expands the services provided by Bloodworks to EvergreenHealth patients.

EvergreenHealth Monroe earns technology transformation honors
EvergreenHealth Monroe recently received recognition from the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) for reaching stage 6 on the HIMSS Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model (EMRAM). EvergreenHealth Monroe joins EvergreenHealth Medical Center in Kirkland in reaching this distinction level. The two are among just 23 health care facilities in the state to achieve the distinction.

Healing horses: studies begin on horseback riding for multiple sclerosis patients on South Whidbey
Swedish Medical Center patients suffering from multiple sclerosis began a therapeutic horseback riding program in Greenbank on Thursday. It was part of the hospital’s new wellness program that provides therapy through engaging activities.

KVH earns award for stroke treatment
KVH Hospital has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s “Get With The Guidelines” Silver Plus Quality Achievement Award for stroke treatment.

Skagit Regional Health, Cascade Valley Hospital and Clinics become one integrated health system
On June 1, Skagit Regional Health officially began leasing and operating Cascade Valley Hospital and Clinics. These two organizations share common values and have a long-standing record of working together to bring advanced, quality and safe health care services to the region.

Weight loss program was life-changing for woman
Nine months ago, Karen McGee couldn’t fit into her husband’s 38-inch-waist jeans. Now she comfortably fits into a pair with a 30-inch waist. She is a success story for the Intensive Behavioral Therapy program offered by PeaceHealth Medical Group.


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