Archive of: Health Care

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State fines large dental insurer

An acknowledged failure to provide timely customer service will cost a California-based dental insurance provider at least $100,000 in a penalty announced today from Olympia.

September 2017

Executive appointments announced of note

South Sound business and civic organizations announce new hires and a retirement of note.

September 2017

State sues St. Joe’s over charity care

Catholic-based charitable hospital St. Joseph in Tacoma was named in a lawsuit filed today by the state alleging its business practices actively discouraged the provision of charity care to low-income patients.

September 2017

CHI Franciscan slammed by AG

State lawyers are challenging one aspect of the growing consolidation among healthcare providers with a court action against CHI Franciscan and two doctors' groups in Kitsap County.

August 2017

Highline hospital pays for ADA violation

Failure to provide accommodations for a patient who only communicates with sign language will cost a South King County hospital $45,000 and subject it to continuing supervision by federal justice officials.

August 2017

Workers’ Comp burn patients to Harborview

After research shows that specialized care and treatment greatly improves prospects for burn victims injured on the job, Washington's workers' comp agency and UW Harborview Hospital are partnering in a new program.

August 2017

Pierce paramedic suspended by state

South Sound emergency medical staffer suspended for suspected drug infractions.

August 2017
Puyallup Dental named a ‘Top Place to Work’

Puyallup Dental named a ‘Top Place to Work’

The results of 2017 South Sound 'Top Places to Work' are being revealed this week through Facebook-Live events. A Puyallup dentist and his support staff earned honors in the Integrity and Solidarity categories.

August 2017

South Sound executive ‘comings & goings’

South Sound businesses have announced new leaders and associates in the past week.

August 2017

Union claims victory at St. Peter Hospital

Service personnel and nursing assistants at Olympia's St. Peter Hospital have a new labor contract that guarantees no less than $15 per hour for all employees covered by the union bargaining group.

August 2017
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