Recent member news: 9/27/2018

September 26, 2018

A different avenue to the heart at PeaceHealth
PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center is expanding its cardiology services with the opening of a new cardiac catheterization lab in early October and the hiring of cardiologist Dr. Jane Luu. Those additions will double the hospital’s capacity.

Actor Bill Pullman in Seattle, joining local doctors in fight against Superbugs
“Hours can make a difference certainly between life and death,” said Dr. Scott Weissman with Seattle Children’s Hospital. “Whether it be children or adults with cancer, the Armada database can help shorten that time giving the doctors the best information to treat their patients and getting the patients the help they need as quickly as possible.”

Bremerton respite program gives homeless patients a place to recover
Launched as a pilot project in July, the program was formed through a collaboration between Harrison parent company CHI Franciscan Health, Catholic Community Services and Peninsula Community Health Services.

Dr. Nicholas Serrano discusses new breast cancer treatment guidelines (Overlake Medical Center)

Graduates of Deaconess Hospitals nursing school gather one last time to remember bygone era of medical education
Surrounded by about 140 other graduates for a reunion, the 92-year-old from Montana was the oldest member of an increasingly exclusive club: Nurses who attended and graduated from MultiCare Deaconess Hospital’s own nursing school.

Inland Northwest Behavioral Health hospital opens; will begin receiving patients next month
The facility is a cooperative effort between Universal Health Services-Fairfax Behavioral Health and Providence Health Care.

Kittitas County Health Network receives Rural Communities Opioid Response Program – Planning Grant
Kittitas Valley Healthcare (KVH) received notice that they have been awarded a $200,000 grant on behalf of the Kittitas County Health Network to develop plans to implement evidence-based opioid use disorder prevention, treatment and recovery interventions. This funding is a key part the $396 million awarded by the Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) to support the HHS Five-Point Opioid Strategy.

Local hospital holds third annual powwow
Grand Coulee – Around the time tribal member Shoshannah Palmanteer was hired at Coulee Medical Center as a rural health clinic director, the local hospital was trying to improve its relations with area tribes.

New Seattle Children’s clinic gives specialty care locally
Seattle Children’s also launched two initiatives: One focused on brain cancer research, and the other to improve cancer immunotherapy.


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