Recent member news: 7/26/2018

July 25, 2018

Camp Trios helps kids manage their diabetes
Camp Trios is a summer day camp for children diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes, according to Trios Health leaders. The annual camp includes exciting recreational activities for kids each day, primarily held at the Southridge Sports Complex.

CIDR to merge with Seattle Children’s, creating largest pediatric infectious disease org in the US
CIDR and SCRI will integrate the two teams in the coming months, with 166 CIDR scientists joining 43 existing team members at SCRI. CIDR will also bring its portfolio of research projects, which is supported by $25 million annually.

CHI Franciscan’s new residency program will help increase number of doctors in region
The residency program, based in Bremerton, is designed to train the next generation of family physicians, addressing the urgent local and national shortage of primary care physicians.

Defense Health Agency director visits Madigan
In an ongoing effort to receive health care feedback from military treatment facilities, Defense Health Agency (DHA) Director Navy Vice Adm. Raquel C. Bono visited Madigan Army Medical Center June 29.

Fred Hutch program gives Washington science teachers a chance to hone their lab skills
For three weeks this summer, 24 secondary school science teachers from across the state are getting to tap into expertise through a program called the Science Education Partnership at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.

Getting a hands-on opportunity, a real-life look
MultiCare has long recognized the need to encourage a more diverse and well-prepared health care workforce, holding the first Nurse Camp in 2004 with 30 students.

HCA chooses Capital Medical Center and Virginia Mason as Centers of Excellence for spinal fusions
The Health Care Authority (HCA) announced that Capital Medical Center and Virginia Mason Hospital & Medical Center will serve as the Centers of Excellence for spinal fusion bundled episodes of care. Premera Blue Cross will continue to administer.

Ski Fest 2018: Rehabilitation center hosts community water skiing event
A number of people of varying ability levels gathered on the shores of Clear Lake for the annual St. Luke’s Ski Fest July 14. Candice Belcourt, one of the organizers of the event and a sports and recreation coordinator at St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute, said about 20 participated in skiing or tubing and around 55 family members, friends and volunteers attended.

Spokane Internal Medicine will join MultiCare Rockwood
Spokane Internal Medicine will be joining MultiCare Rockwood Clinic in November. Spokane Internal Medicine will keep its location after affiliating with MultiCare Rockwood, according to a news release.

Toddler makes miraculous recovery after emergency spinal surgery
Bear Brother was two days shy of his first birthday when he was rushed to Toppenish Hospital and flown to Seattle Children’s Hospital in mid-May. Bear’s family said they are truly thankful for all of the support they received from both hospitals.

UW Nurse Camp provides high school students with exposure to the promise of a nursing degree
The week-long camp for high school students grew out of a need to encourage more first-generation college students and students from under-represented minorities to pursue nursing degrees, said Carolyn Chow, co-director of the UW Nurse Camp.

Valley cancer patients receive gift of warm blankets
Walker’s Renton Subaru and the Leukemia & Lymphoma society made a special delivery to UW Medicine/Valley Medical Center.

Virginia Mason Memorial hospital gets $1.9 million grant
Virginia Mason Memorial hospital has been awarded a $1.9 million grant to expand its behavioral health care services. The grant will be used to add six beds to the hospital’s psychiatric unit. The grant is part of $39 million being given by the Department of Commerce.



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