Recent member news: 9/21/2017

September 20, 2017

Engaging physicians in changing organizations: A Baldrige Fellow’s systems approach
As a U.S. health care executive, Eric Moll has observed firsthand what he describes as the “massive shifts in health care delivery and payment” occurring throughout the nation in recent years. When Moll became a Baldrige Executive Fellow in 2015, he had already gained insights on organizational change through use of process improvement methods.

Healing garden blooms: Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center space offers serene retreat for staff, patients, their families
This week, Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center officials are unveiling a newly renovated space they hope will provide just that for employees, patients and visitors.

Health for the homeless
Realizing that homeless individuals needed more medical services, Providence Health and Catholic Charities opened up a new clinic across the street from House of Charity in August in downtown Spokane. Funded in large part by the Providence Health Foundation.

Hospital employee pays parking ticket of Freeman victim’s family
An employee at Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane stepped up to do a good deed last week for a family who was there to see a victim of the Freeman High School shooting.

Hospital executive wins national honor
Jefferson Healthcare CEO Mike Glenn has been awarded the Grassroots Champion Award from the American Hospital Association (AHA) in recognition of his advocacy and support for hospitals and healthy communities.

Non-invasive heart valve replacement procedure under UW study
UW Medicine is researching a non-invasive technique for replacing faulty heart valves that could help patients avoid open heart surgery. It’s called the Transcatheter Aortic Valve (TAVR).

Overlake Medical Center opens doors to cancer center, supporting a holistic patient-centered approach to care
Overlake Medical Center on September 14 officially opened its doors to the new Overlake Cancer Center: a $20-million project that transforms the way cancer treatment is delivered to patients.


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