Recent member news: 7-27-2017

July 26, 2017

Could a nurse miles away help save your life? A virtual hospital has come to Tacoma.
Their daily work is what CHI Franciscan calls a “virtual hospital” where a dizzying array of patients’ pulse-rate monitor data, webcam conversations with bedbound patients and complex medical charts flash by in real time from seven hospitals.

Local hospital making 3-D hearts to help sick children
Sacred Heart Children’s Hospital in Spokane is 3-D printing hearts so cardiologists can familiarize themselves with the problem before the actual surgery.

Local MRI technologist named President of American Society of Radiologic Technologists
Amanda Garlock, M.S., R.T.(R)(MR), the X-ray Lead Technologist at WhidbeyHealth Medical Center in Coupeville, Wash., has been elevated to president of the American Society of Radiologic Technologists, the world’s largest radiologic science association.

Snoqualmie Valley Hospital receives trauma center designation, makes progress in affiliation process
Snoqualmie Valley Hospital is now able to provide emergency medical care to trauma patients. Hospital CEO Tom Parker announced the news that the hospital had received the designation of Trauma Center Level Five.

SPMC named fourth in most beautiful hospital contest
Summit Pacific Medical Center in Elma has earned national recognition, landing fourth on a list of “most beautiful hopsitals.” Summit Pacific earned more than 10,000 votes landing the facility at fourth place.

UW Medicine and MultiCare Health System form new alliance
UW Medicine and MultiCare Health System this week announced that they have formed a new alliance that will expand access to high-quality health care and allow the two organizations to engage in joint activities to further the mission of each organization. The parties signed a comprehensive agreement setting forth the terms of this new relationship.

With demand for nurses on the rise, MultiCare camp helps area high school students hone career path
The week-long event, held July 17 to 22, gives students the chance to job shadow nurses and other staff members at several MultiCare hospitals, including Tacoma General Hospital and Good Samaritan Hospitalin Puyallup.

Work under way on new MultiCare/Franciscan psychiatric hospital
MultiCare and CHI Franciscan are collaborating to construct and operate the $45 million facility, which is slated to treat some 5,000 patients annually.


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