Recent member news: 7/23/2020

July 23, 2020

PeaceHealth says elective surgeries returning to pre-pandemic levels
After a short time not offering elective surgeries due to COVID-19 concerns, staff at PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center in Vancouver are seeing surgery numbers returning to pre-pandemic levels…

CEO Gary Kaplan reflects on 100 years of Virginia Mason
Over the last 100 years, Virginia Mason has learned to be nimble, CEO Dr. Gary Kaplan said…

UW study looks to find percentage of Washington infected with COVID-19
A new study announced by UW Medicine on Tuesday will look to figure out the percentage of Washingtonians who have been infected with COVID-19…

CHI Franciscan and Virginia Mason sign Memorandum of Understanding to explore combining and forming new integrated health system
Washington-based health systems, CHI Franciscan and Virginia Mason, along with CommonSpirit Health, the parent company of CHI Franciscan, announced today they have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to explore combining the two health systems through a formation of a Joint Operating Company…

Local hospitals review plans to handle a surge, required in reopening plan
Columbia Basin Hospital is licensed for 25 patients, and in a surge situation, could treat up to 29, Kibby said. Othello Community Hospital’s chief executive officer, Connie Agenbroad, said OCH is licensed for 25 patients and is prepared to treat 13 additional patients if there’s a surge. Quincy Valley Medical Center is licensed for 10 patients and could accommodate up to 18, Bishop said…


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