Recent member news: 7/21/2016

July 21, 2016

50 critical access hospitals to know | 2016
Kittitas Valley Healthcare Hospital and Whitman Hospital and Medical Center are named to the list from Becker’s Hospital Review.

At Kadlec camp, high school students get close look at health care jobs
About 40 high school students from around the Mid-Columbia participated in the camp. The students did everything from shadow Kadlec employees in clinics and the hospital, to compete in Olympic-style health-care-themed events.

At St. Peter’s Hospital, no one dies alone … unless they want to
St. Peter’s Hospital in Olympia is just one of many hospitals with a No One Dies Alone (NODA) program. When a patient is terminal and the end approaches, a member of the care team will ask if they would like company.

CHI Franciscan, West Sound Orthopaedic announce affiliation
Tacoma-based health care giant CHI Franciscan Health and Kitsap County orthopedic group WestSound Orthopaedics announced an agreement to establish a formal affiliation.

Fred Hutch receives $4.6M to continue HIV research
The National Institutes of Health awarded a second five-year round of funding to defeat HIV, a public-private research group based at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.

Harborview uses ‘Pokémon Go’ in patient recovery
Researchers say the benefit is twofold: The game helps mobilize patients and keep their infected areas in motion while also taking their minds off the pain, the way a good book or intense action movie might.

Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center honored for improving outcomes for stroke patients
Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center received an award from the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association July 13. The Vancouver hospital has been recognized nationally for its work improving medical outcomes for stroke patients.

New practices at Bellevue’s Overlake Hospital could increase diagnosis of prostate cancer
Overlake Medical Center formally adopted a new standard of case for prostate cancer last month, integrating an infrequently used piece of technology that doctors say has led to more diagnosis among their patients.

Nurse Camp gives students hands-on training at Good Samaritan Hospital
For those students who were accepted, it was a week jam-packed full of activities, from practicing stapling procedures on pigs feet, watching surgery, learning to scrub in before surgery and viewing patients in the imaging arena, just to name a few.

UW Cambia Palliative Care Center of Excellence earns Circle of Life Award from AHA
The Cambia Palliative Care Center of Excellence has been awarded the American Hospital Association Circle of Life Award. The Circle of Life Award, now in its 17th year, celebrates programs across the nation that have made great strides in palliative and end-of-life care.

UW Medical Center 1st in state to implant dissolving stent
UW Medicine’s Regional Heart Center last week became the first cardiology program in Washington State to implant a dissolving coronary stent, a technological advance approved this month by the FDA.


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