Recent member news: 8/15/2019

August 14, 2019

An in-depth look at how one health system customized its Epic EHR to fight the opioid crisis
Overlake Medical Center & Clinics has, among other things, embedded state prescription monitoring program database access into the EHR, changed the Epic nursing workflow sheet for pain management, and revised the text in the after-visit summary.

Dr. Dave Atteberry, Astria Health neurosurgeon, introduces TESSYS endoscopic spine surgery to Eastern Washington
Dr. Dave Atteberry of Astria Health, performed Eastern Washington’s first endoscopic spine surgery procedure using the TESSYS 4K Endoscopic Spine Surgery System on August 1, 2019.

Jefferson Healthcare enters the pharmacy market
Jefferson Healthcare has opened a pharmacy in Port Ludlow to offer specialty drugs for cancer patients and home-delivery prescriptions for hospice patients.

MGH&FCs Mason Clinic advances growth of district — five new providers join district this summer
Eric Moll, MGH&FC CEO said “Medical services and health needs of our community and patients have changed dramatically over the last 50 years and this is especially true over the last decade.

MultiCare to open new 58-bed inpatient hospital
MultiCare’s new 58-bed inpatient hospital at Covington Medical Center will see patients beginning April 24, expanding care for Covington and nearby communities with a variety of services.

‘Nothing Shy of a Miracle’: Trio of Madigan staff helped save soldier from burning vehicle
A trio of staff members once again proved that going above and beyond the call of duty is just another day at Madigan Army Medical Center.

OMC buying building to expand Lung Center
CEO Eric Lewis said the additional property, which is immediately east of the Lung Center and physical therapy building, would allow the hospital to expand from six exam rooms in the Lung Center to 12 or 13.

Providence Health donates $1M for inclusive play space in Riverfront Park
Providence Health Care donated $1 million on Thursday to the Spokane Parks Foundation to bring the park to life.

SCCA sponsors patient, physician and nurse symposiums
Seattle Cancer Care Alliance will sponsor or host three events in September covering the latest information about immunotherapy, breast cancer and melanoma.

Surprise Delivery Along I-405 | KING-TV
Tacoma-area resident Julie Aguila was determined to deliver her baby at Overlake, even if it meant a longer drive. Getting stuck in a morning commute on I-405 meant a slight change of plans.

UW Medicine leaders say ACA critical to continuing mission
UW Medicine leaders attending a roundtable discussion with Senator Patty Murray Friday said the Affordable Care Act is critical to continuing their mission to serve struggling patients.


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