Northwest Kidney Centers: More than just a dialysis provider

For more than half a century, nonprofit Northwest Kidney Centers has worked to improve the lives of people with kidney disease. Besides treating patients at 15 dialysis centers, Northwest Kidney Centers helps 300 people give themselves dialysis at home. The organization also holds contracts to provide dialysis in nine local hospitals.... Read More >>

Snoqualmie Valley Hospital names Tom Parker interim CEO

Snoqualmie Valley Hospital COO Tom Parker has been named the hospital’s interim CEO. Tom has been the hospital’s COO since 2010, and he previously served as vice president of business development for Overlake Hospital Medical Center as well as administrator for Legacy Mount Hood Medical Center in Oregon. ... Read More >>

PeaceHealth United General Medical Center makes strides in oncology treatment

PeaceHealth United General Medical Center is growing its oncology services, offering a broader array of specialty treatment closer to home for those in the Sedro-Woolley community. The medical center’s North Puget Cancer Center (NPCC) offers stereotactic therapy — precise targeting of fewer high dose treatments that traditional therapy — for lung, liver and adrenal tumors, as well as respiratory gated therapy, which enables physicians to treat moving targets and avoid interfering with the heart when treating patients suffering from left-sided breast cancer.... Read More >>

Recent member news: 3/3/2016

Recent member news from the March 3, 2016 Weekly Report.... Read More >>

Leaders in Health Care 2016

The Leaders in Health Care Awards gala, sponsored by Seattle Business Magazine, took place Feb. 25, recognizing leaders in our state that have been outstanding in delivering care.... Read More >>

Webinar helps public hospital districts take advantage of the USAC program

AWPHD and Network Service Solutions (NNS), an Industry Partner of Washington Hospital Services, are hosting a webinar about the benefits of the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC) program for health care organizations. The USAC program provides qualifying health care providers with a 60 to 90 percent discount on IT expenditures.... Read More >>

InSight explores how telemedicine can help in the fight against teen suicide

Washington Hospital Services Industry Partner, InSight, has written a bulletin exploring the issue of teen suicide. They feel that telemedicine can be a part of the solution to this very complicated issue by increasing access to trained mental health professionals.... Read More >>

Navigating the world of health care pricing transparency

Washington Hospital Services Industry Partner PARA HealthCare Financial Services has written an article that offers strategies for moving toward a meaningful and accessible pricing transparency model while at the same time reducing bad debt, improving upfront collections, and providing high quality customer service.... Read More >>

Recent member news: 2/25/16

Recent member news from the Feb. 25, 2016 Weekly Report.... Read More >>

GE Healthcare webinar discusses approaches to successful cultural integration

Washington Hospital Services Industry Partner, GE Healthcare, is hosting a webinar that explores one of the most sensitive elements of mergers and acquisitions: cultural integration. This webinar will share some of the best practices that have been successful in bringing organizations together.... Read More >>

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