CHI Franciscan Health and MultiCare Health System approved to build psychiatric hospital in Tacoma

Pierce County will soon have a new psychiatric hospital. The Washington State Department of Health has approved the Certificate of Need application from CHI Franciscan Health and MultiCare Health System to jointly build and operate a $41 million, 120-bed non-profit psychiatric hospital in Tacoma. ... Read More >>

Lake Chelan Community Hospital and Clinics promotes kids’ wellness with Max the dog

Max the dog, the mascot ambassador of the children’s wellness program at Lake Chelan Community Hospital and Clinics, has been making health fun for the valley’s youngest residents for the last two years, visiting schools, libraries and community events with the hospital’s wellness team.... Read More >>

Washington Hospital Services welcomes new Industry Partners

Washington Hospital Services is pleased to announce its newest partner, PARA HealthCare. PARA Healthcare provides a robust Revenue Cycle Management solution that has been utilized by Washington hospitals of all sizes.... Read More >>

Recent member news: 1/21/16

Recent member news from the Jan. 20, 2016 Weekly Report.... Read More >>

Merritt Hawkins provides insight into physician engagement

Executives from Washington Hospital Services’ Industry Partner Merritt Hawkins were recently cited in a new article appearing in The Journal of Medical Practice Management that explored challenges related to physician engagement and ways in which hospitals can succeed in this crucial area. ... Read More >>

Merritt Hawkins explores physician and hospital reimbursement

Washington Hospital Services Industry Partner Merritt Hawkins has released a new white paper that examines the past, present and future of physician and hospital reimbursement. It also provides analysis on how this is likely to impact physician staffing and recruitment.... Read More >>

PeaceHealth names new CMO

PeaceHealth has named Dr. Mark Adams its new chief medical officer. Dr. Adams currently serves as community chief medical officer for CHI Franciscan Health, where he also served as chief medical officer and vice president for medical affairs.... Read More >>

Recent member news: 1/14/16

Recent member news from the Jan. 14, 2016 Weekly Report.... Read More >>

GroupHealth Foundation awards $300,000 in community grants

The GroupHealth Foundation, which supports GroupHealth in provide care to members and build a healthier community, has awarded $300,000 in community grants to organizations that have innovative programs that provide access to preventative health services. The grants are thanks to the foundation’s year-end giving, which came from patients, staff, corporations, foundation and charitable organizations.... Read More >>

Verdant Health Solutions to host Healthier Community Conference

AWPHD member Verdant Health Solutions will host its Healthier Community Conference from 8:30am-4:30pm Feb. 29 at the Lynwood Convention Center, bringing together several of the Puget Sound Region’s leading experts in health, wellness and community building. The day will focus on personal, workplace and community health, and empowering individuals and organizations to make positive changes to live the healthiest lives possible.... Read More >>

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