Archive of: Health Care

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Bumper harvest from Christmas Forest

Greater Olympia gathered earlier this month at the Christmas Forest, a major fund-raiser for the foundation supporting Providence St. Peter Hospital.

December 2017

’Thin’ network health plan responds

Refunds are coming to some Washington purchasers of national health plan. The money ($150,000) will be going to at least 476 consumers who purchased coverage from Coordinated Care Corp.

December 2017

Record sign-ups for state health program

More Washingtonians than ever signed up for the government administered health plan marketplace through its first deadline on Friday, Dec. 15.

December 2017

Medical practices connecting

Healthcare as an industry seems in constant change, and a merger announced today will link GI doctors from Olympia to Kirkland.

December 2017

Midnight count-down for Jan. 1 coverage

Individuals wanting to buy health insurance coverage for the new year have just a matter of hours left in their shopping window.

December 2017

State fines health plan for thin network

A health plan without enough authorized medical providers is not much of a bargain, according to state insurance supervisors. That situation brought a $1.5 million fine announced today.

December 2017

Major DaVita divestiture announced

National medical services provider DaVita has a number of offices and clinic locations in the South Sound, but it announced a plan today that will sell its Medical Group unit for $4.9 billion.

December 2017

Thurston pharmacy tech suspended

Alleged personal use of a controlled substance intended for a patient as well as alcohol impairment during work hours has cost a Thurston County pharmacy technician her credential to work.

December 2017

State health exchange use soaring

Interest in 2018 health insurance plans up 43% over first four weeks, compared to same period in 2016. State's un-insured rate is now at all-time low of 6 percent.

November 2017

Accolades & Hirings

A well-known South Hill dentist recently was named to the International College of Dentists and his community. And a new city manager has been selected for Fircrest.

October 2017
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