Recent member news: 9/13/2018

September 13, 2018

A hospital’s heart: Rural struggles a common thread
Dayton General Hospital, the heart of the Columbia County Health System, is emerging as a success story at a time when many rural health providers in America are closing their doors. WSHA Director of Rural Program Jacqueline Barton True weighs in.

Corner Office: CHI Franciscan Health CEO Ketul J. Patel on connecting your mission to every level of the organization
As CEO of Tacoma, Wash.-based CHI Franciscan Health, Ketul J. Patel works with an eye to the future while keeping the inclusive mission of the health system’ 19th century founders top of mind. He is featured in a Q&A.

Milestone: OMC labs receive accreditation from College of American Pathologists
The Accreditation Committee of the College of American Pathologists (CAP) has again awarded accreditation to Olympic Medical Center Laboratories in Sequim and Port Angeles based on results of a recent on-site inspections.

NICU celebration lets nurses, former patients reunite
About 800 people celebrated their connections to Legacy’s NICU for the unit’s annual reunion. Legacy Spokesperson Kelly Love describes the party as “the best school carnival you ever went to.”

Washington’s Cancer Research Endowment (CARE) Fund awards $1.5 million to recruit world-class researchers to state
Individual grants of $500,000 were awarded to three new CARE Fund Distinguished Researchers, all of whom are hosted by the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.


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