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People on the Move

Kris Boyce is a new vice president and relationship manager in Columbia Private Banking's Tacoma office. Her most recent position in a 19-year career was in the Premier Banking & Investment group at Bank of America.

Matthew D. Wall, D.D.S., M.S.D. has joined Moss Orthodontics. Dr Wall received his undergraduate degree from Brigham Young University and achieved his dental and orthodontic training at Indiana University.

August 2009

DSHS realigns units

The state Department of Social and Health Services has created a new division to spur the integration of substance abuse, mental health and problem gambling services. The step announced today is part of a longer-range effort to create person-centered health care that can surmount traditional barriers.
The new division - called the Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery - combines elements of the old Division of Alcohol and Substance Abuse and the Mental Health Division. It will be headed by Director David Dickinson, formerly DASA director.

August 2009

GDP only slipped, not crashed in Q2

The U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis announced today that real Gross Domestic Product decreased at an annual rate of 1.0 percent in the second quarter. This early glimpse comes from the "advance" estimates of the national income and product accounts. In the first quarter, real GDP decreased 6.4 percent.

The much smaller decrease in real GDP primarily reflected much smaller drops in exports, in equipment and software, in nonresidential structures, and in inventory investment.

August 2009

New care level at Mason General

Treatment for acute and chronic wounds is now available at Shelton's Mason General Hospital, according a news release from its administrators.

Lena Bruns, R.N. recently became certified as a wound care nurse and wound care coordinator after passing the national board exam following study and clinical work through University of Washington.

August 2009

Capital Medical CEO redux

Capital Medical Center announced today that Joseph Sharp will return to the hospital as interim Chief Executive Officer effective Monday, Aug. 17. He served as CEO of Capital Medical Center from 1998 to 2006.

Sharp replaces Michael Motte, who has left Capital Medical Center to pursue other career opportunities and rejoin his family at their home in South Carolina.

August 2009

People on the Move

Arbor Village, a continuing care retirement community in Kent, has named Jennifer Riggins as community relations director for the campus.

Edie Jeffers is the new director of communications and marketing for Bates Technical College in Tacoma. She accepted the position effective July 1.

Cullen Hower is a business-to-business sales veteran now serving customers of Chuckals' Office Products in Tacoma.

Mike Shields is now vice president of Corporate Partnerships for Tacoma Rainiers baseball club.

August 2009

New hospital tops out

Enumclaw's new hospital, which will be the "greenest" hospital in the state when it opens in the spring of 2011, reaches a major construction milestone today. A topping out ceremony celebrated placement of the final steel beam as the state-of-the-art, $65 million facility continues its rise toward completion.

The 90,000-square-foot facility will double the size of the existing hospital.

August 2009

Around the Sound

Kent Chamber of Commerce Education Committee will be hosting a reception for the new Kent School District Superintendent Dr. Edward Vargas tomorrow beginning at 5 p.m. Register in advance for this event at Kent Chamber office.

Federal Way Chamber of Commerce is holding a forum for the King County Executive candidates tomorrow from 7:30 to 9 a.m. tomorrow, at the Courtyard by Marriott, 31910 Gateway Center Blvd. S.  E-mail to to claim your seat.

July 2009

Cool off with Click! Cable TV

Sweltering? Feeling a little light-headed?  Click! Cable TV has a special treat for anyone looking to cool off during this week's heat wave.

Customers can tune to "Click! 1" (channel 1 for those with cable receivers or channel 117 for those without a receiver) today through Thursday to cool off with pictures of recent winter snowstorms in the Tacoma area. The pictures will be accompanied by appropriate music and sounds of the season.

July 2009

DSHS revokes license of Federal Way facility

The Department of Social and Health Services has stopped admissions and revoked the license of Graceful Living, a privately operated adult family home in Federal Way.

July 2009
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