Recent member news: 8/30/2018

August 29, 2018

Bolton named to 2018 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award Board of Examiners
The Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has named Lauri Bolton, Summit Pacific’s Chief Experience Officer, to the Board of Examiners for the 2018 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award. The Baldrige Award is the nation’s highest honor for organizational innovation and performance excellence.

ED tech and process changes help hospital reduce readmissions by 25%
A case manager at Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center devised a new program that also reaped an 81 percent reduction in avoidable emergency department visits by high utilizers. Care managers then implemented other multi-component interventions in line with the Washington State Hospital Association’s Seven Best Practices.

Overlake offers students a behind-the-scenes look at health careers
More than 80 high school students from around the Eastside attended Overlake Medical Center’s “Careers in Medicine” event on August 27, 2018. The students, some with their parents, heard from physicians in fields ranging from urogynocology to neurosurgery, psychiatry and cardiology. They also got a behind-the-scenes tour of hospital departments not usually open to the public.


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