Recent member news: 5/19/2016

May 19, 2016

One step closer: Samaritan approves structure of potential Confluence affiliation
The Board of Commissioners of Grant County Public Hospital District No. 1 signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) Tuesday afternoon that outlines the basic structural, governance & financial terms of Samaritan’s potential affiliation with Confluence.

CHI Franciscan announces installation of Hyperbaric Therapy unit at Highline Medical Center
A special hi-tech oxygen therapy unit has been added to Highline Medical Center’s variety of resources for healing. The therapy is not new; first used in the mid-1800’s to promote wound healing through the use of oxygen under pressure.

EvergreenHealth, Bloodworks Northwest expand partnership to open in-house transfusion lab
EvergreenHealth and Bloodworks Northwest recently opened an onsite transfusion lab on the EvergreenHealth campus in Kirkland, enhancing efficiency in bloodwork services and testing for patients on the Eastside. The joint initiative expands existing services provided by Seattle-based Bloodworks to EvergreenHealth patients, and further eliminates the barriers of time and proximity for critical transfusion services.

Nurse cares for patient and her dog!
While in PeaceHealth United General Medical Center, one patient wasn’t able to take care of her dog. Recognizing how important her patient’s companion was to her health and recovery, a nurse helped out by caring for the canine so it wouldn’t have to stay in shelter while its human got better.

Overlake Medical Center’s Bandage Ball raises record $1.26 million
Overlake Medical Center is celebrating a record $1.26 million raised at its 29th annual Bandage Ball. Held at the Hyatt Regency Bellevue, the formal gala, with its “Power of Nursing” theme, attracted more than 800 guests.

Providence COO, accountant named EvCC alumni of year
The chief operating officer at Providence Regional Medical Center Everett was named as one of Everett Community College’s distinguished alumni of the year.


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