Recent member news: 7/14/2016

July 14, 2016

Bob Malte is Leading EvergreenHealth with a Human Touch
A part-time summer job at a Chicago hospital helped form Bob Malte’s career path. Now, as CEO of Kirkland-based EvergreenHealth, he’s in charge of thousands.

Most wired hospitals tackle cybercrime, telehealth and predictive analytics
Numerous Washington hospitals are named to the list of most wired hospitals in Washington State.

Seattle VA hospitals healing garden is a refuge
The design includes a lot of herbs, which not only have a scent, but are tactile. There are beds of native plants, a fountain with the soothing sound of water, and vines where birds can find refuge. And there are mahogany benches.

Virginia Mason, Benaroya Research institute join Food Allergy Research & Education Network
Virginia Mason Medical Center and Benaroya Research Institute at Virginia Mason are among the newest members of the Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE) network, a leading nonprofit organization working on behalf of the 15 million Americans with food allergies. The network aims to accelerate the development of drugs for patients with food allergies.

Western State Hospital announces assertive hiring plan
Citing a “chronic staffing shortage,” Western State Hospital in Lakewood has announced a plan to hire nearly 200 people by mid-November. The additional staff would address needs identified at the hospital by CMS.

Yakima Memorial Hospital hosts weekly farmer’s market this summer
Yakima Memorial Hospital is hosting a new farmer’s market on Friday afternoons. The farmer’s market helps bring fresh healthy food to the community, which also helps with the hospital’s goal of building a more healthy Yakima.


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