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St. Clare opens radiology suite

St. Clare Hospital in Lakewood has expanded its services with the addition of a state-of-the-art Interventional radiology suite. Advanced technology in the IR suite aids physicians in providing enhanced diagnosis, treatment planning, and therapeutic intervention without major surgery.

Patients who are admitted to St. Clare Hospital benefit from the increased availability of these procedures because the need to transport patients to other facilities for these services has been eliminated.

October 2008

MultiCare To Host 'Together For Kids: Walk Across America'

Mary Bridge Children's Hospital & Health Center and the MultiCare Center For Healthy Living are part of a national effort to fight childhood obesity. 

October 2008

Showcase set for day of business networking

Thurston County Chamber's Business Showcase set for tomorrow is ready to offer South Sound businesses with the opportunity to network with each other, learn about products in the marketplace and attend sessions on ways to improve their operations.

October 2008

People on the move

St. Joseph Medical Center has received the prestigious Consumer Choice Award for the 10th straight year for being identified as a preferred hospital in Tacoma by an independent survey of area residents by National Research Corp. Winners of the Consumer Choice Award from 190 markets across the U.S. were announced Sept. 29 by National Research Corp., an independent company that measures health care performance and improvement. The list of winners also was published in the current edition of Modern Healthcare, an industry publication.

September 2008
BCRA principal: zoo project applies to other industries

BCRA principal: zoo project applies to other industries

Animal Avenue is the newest exhibit at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium, a $2.9 million project designed and engineered, in part, by Tacoma-based BCRA.

September 2008

Small biz index plummets

The Small Business Research Board's Small Business Confidence Index decreased to 30 points in the second quarter of 2008, a downturn of nearly 14 points, or 31 percent, from the previous quarter, according to a report issued today.

The greatest decrease in confidence is among businesses in the Western states, where the index decreased to 27.7 from the 59 points recorded in the previous study, according to the report co-sponsored by International Profit Associates. Businesses in the Western states reported they are most pessimistic about the improvement of the overall economy.

September 2008

Around the Sound

 The idea that most National Guard personnel served "one weekend a month, two weeks a year"  lost  much of its relevance since the breakup of the Soviet Union a generation ago. The current face of the National Guard has Washington State's Guard troops now serving in 13 countries. Maj. Gen. Timothy J. Lowenberg, adjutant general of the State of  Washington will talk about the metamorphosis that has led the National Guard into current partnerships with 63  countries to defend the nation and its interests all over the globe. Lowenberg will also discuss the many adjustments the troops and their families have had to make and address the Guard's wide-ranging roles and responsibilities.  His presentation will be at 6 p.m. Nov. 5 at Wheelock Student Center Rotunda, University of Puget Sound, 1500 N. Warner Street, Tacoma. City Club of Tacoma is hosting the event. Tickets at $23 for members and $30 for guests. RSVP by today at (253) 272-9561 or www.cityclubtacoma.org.

September 2008

Business collects coats for Salvation Army

Apple Physical Therapy will be collecting new and "gently used" coats for the Salvation Army between Oct. 6 and Oct. 17.  Donations will be collected at all 23 Apple Physical Therapy locations in the Puget Sound. 

September 2008

AG files suits against builder groups

The Attorney General's Office has filed two lawsuits -- one against the Master Builders Association of King and Snohomish Counties, and the other against the Building Industry Association of Washington's Member Services Corp. -- both for alleged violations of the state's campaign finance disclosure law.

September 2008

Lewis EDC names new director

Dick Larman, known in Washington economic development circles, has been tapped as the new executive director for the Lewis County Economic Development Council. Larman will replace current Executive Director Bill Lotto, who plans to retire in April 2009, but will start work next month to transition his replacement into the top role.

Larman has more than 24 years experience in community and economic development at the state level, most recently as a managing director for the state's Community, Trade and Economic Development department.

September 2008
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