Recent member news: 7/20/2017

July 19, 2017

Bellevue’s Overlake Cancer Center: A one-stop-shop for cancer care
The project provides a “total care” clinic, delivering care and treatment — from lab work to chemotherapy and surgery — as well as genetic counseling, acupuncture, physical therapy and psychological and palliative care — all in one site.

CHI enlarges UWT health services
CHI Franciscan Health and University of Washington Tacoma announced a new partnership to redesign the school’s Student Health Services. The program provides students more ways to access health care through six CHI Franciscan prompt care facilities.

Governor helps open new 115-bed Smokey Point Behavioral Hospital
Gov. Jay Inslee joined state and local officials Thursday to celebrate the first new psychiatric hospital to open in Western Washington in 80 years.

Hospital goes to GHC to help fill open nursing positions
Grays Harbor Community Hospital has recently hired 13 registered nurses and 12 of them came directly from the recent graduates of the Grays Harbor College nursing program.

KVH in the process of making large-scale electronic medical record switch
The new system will eventually integrate all four of Kittitas Valley Healthcare’s records systems into one, making it much easier and efficient for providers to share medical records.

Opening of “state-of-the-art” hospital wing set next week
WhidbeyHealth Medical Center’s 60,000-square-foot addition is almost compete and should be ready for patients and staff by next week. The opening, originally set for July 7, was delayed because electrical and heating and cooling systems needed adjustment.

Tacoma breaks ground for the first free standing rehab (CHI Franciscan Health)
The new facility, which hopes to welcome its first patient in the spring of 2018, will have 60 beds with approximately 130 staff members. In addition to doctors, therapists and nursing staff, it will also employ pharmacists, case managers, social workers and more.

Yakima hospital earns award for success in heart attacks
Yakima Regional Medical and Cardiac Center was recognized this month for its success in treating heart attack patients.


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