Recent member news: 8/24/2017

August 23, 2017

100 Most Influential People in Health Care — 2017
Kaiser Permanente Chairman and CEO Bernard Tyson, Providence St. Joseph Health President and CEO Dr. Rod Hochman, Virginia Mason Health System Chairman and CEO Dr. Gary Kaplan and Kindred Healthcare President and CEO Benjamin Breier were named to Modern Healthcare’s 100 Most Influential People in Health Care list for this year.

Cardiac team is first in world to employ new aortic technique
A UW Medicine cardiologist has taken another step into the realm of heart surgeons in performing a first-in-the-world intentional cut via catheter to replace a patient’s failed artificial aortic valve.

EvergreenHealth receives quality achievement awards from American Stroke Association; laboratory services receives accreditation from College of American Pathologists
The Accreditation Committee of the College of American Pathologists (CAP) has awarded accreditation to EvergreenHealth’s Laboratory Services based on results of a recent on-site inspection as part of the CAP’s Accreditation Program. Also, For the third consecutive year, EvergreenHealth earned the American Stroke Association’s (ASA) Get With The Guidelines® – Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award for its high standards in stroke care that surpass nationally accepted, evidence-based treatment standards for patient care and outcomes.

New center at JBLM helps diagnose and care for children on Autism spectrum
Air Force Lt. Col. Eric Flake, a doctor at Madigan Army Medical Center, shared more about JBLM’s new Center for Autism Research, Education and Services (CARES), and ways they can help diagnose and treat military children on the spectrum.

Providence Institute for a Healthier Community to host Edge of Amazing summit
Registration is open for the third-annual 2017 Edge of Amazing summit September 19 at the Lynwood Convention Center in Lynwood. The event is hosted by the Providence Institute for a Healthier Community, in partnership with other community organizations. The event focuses on improving community health and health equity.


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