Recent member news: 7/13/2017

July 12, 2017

Island hospital honored for wellness efforts
The Employee Wellness Committee at Island Hospital was recently honored for its dedication and hard work at creating a wellness program for staff at the hospital. The Zo8 Award was awarded to the hospital’s committee by the HCA.

KVH teaching hands-only CPR at farmers markets
Kittitas Valley Healthcare is teaching hands-only CPR at the Kittitas County and Roslyn Farmers Markets throughout the summer. Hands-only CPR does not involve mouth-to-mouth breaths.

KVH to open occupational health facility in fall
Kittitas Valley Healthcare will open a new occupational medicine facility this fall at 702 E. Mountain View Avenue, in the building that also houses Kittitas Valley Urgent Care.

Most Wired 2017
The 2017 list of Most Wired Hospitals includes: Coulee Medical Center, Lake Chelan Community Hospital & Clinics, Madigan Army Medical Center, Mason General Hospital & Family of Clinics, Mid-Valley Hospital, MultiCare Health System, Newport Hospital & Health Services, Odessa Memorial Healthcare Center, Othello Community Hospital, Overlake Medical Center, Pullman Regional Hospital, Samaritan Healthcare, St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute, Sunnyside Community Hospital & Clinics, Tri-State Memorial Hospital, UW Medicine/Valley Medical Center, Virginia Mason Medical Center and Whitman Hospital and Medical Center. Jefferson Healthcare also made the list for Most Wired — Small and Rural, and UW Medicine/Northwest Hospital & Medical Center made the list of Most Improved.

MultiCare Good Samaritan honored for eye health efforts
SightLife presented the Puyallup facility with a Vision to recognize its efforts in cornea donations for 2016. Good Samaritan Hospital averaged a cornea donation conversion rate of 79 percent in 2016, allowing 216 individuals to receive transplants.

PeaceHealth Peace Island Medical Center recognized with national quality award
PeaceHealth Peace Island Medical Center was recognized for its top performance by Premier, Inc.’s QUEST on June 27. QUEST is a national quality improvement collaborative of about 350 hospitals.

Sunnyside sees upswing in economic development
Yakima County’s second-largest city has been racking up economic development successes, including a new $120 million hospital facility for Sunnyside Community Hospital.


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