Archive of: Health Care

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Federal inspectors back at Western State

A survey team from the federal government has returned to Lakewood for a re-survey of operations and conditions at Western State Hospital. A visit last year resulted in a plan to make significant improvements or lose federal funding.

May 2017

Right hire at the right time, place

A later entry to the financial management world, this finalist for 2017 South Sound Financial Executive of the Year has shown great success for two separate medical group practices, and learned much about her own abilities and value.

April 2017
April SSBiz: ‘It’s about the money’

April SSBiz: ‘It’s about the money’

The South Sound's only local business monthly magazine for April is headed to subscribers this week, including coverage of local banks & credit unions, as well as hospitalists, tips to avoid workplace conflicts and more.

April 2017

Pharmacies sue on reimbursements

Pharmacies across Washington have gone to court in protest over the state Health Care Authority's process and reimbursement rate for prescriptions provided to Medicaid patients.

March 2017

Continued growth for Community Health Care

The annual fundraising comedy luncheon for Tacoma's Community Health Care heard about an 8 percent growth in patients through 2016 over the prior year, thanks to expanding services and facilities.

March 2017

Despite efforts, Pierce health rank still bad

Despite some improving trends, Pierce County remains in the lower half of Washington counties for overall health of its residents. Experts are pointing to community, social and environmental factors that affect health.

March 2017

Is your workplace stressed?

Employers are beginning to view yoga and meditation as means to help their workforce be less stressed and more productive, even more so when those methods can be brought directly to the workplace.

March 2017

New doc at Western state

State's largest state-operated psychiatric hospital is adding a new physician with strong military experience to manage its East Campus.

March 2017

From SSBiz: Waiting on 'Affordable Care'

Arguments being made in the halls of Congress over partisan plans to replace the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) have real impacts on employers, families and health care providers here in the South Sound.

March 2017

Auburn companies move to ‘healthiest’ city

Merchants and other businesses in Auburn are joing with city leaders to sponsor tomorrow's Healthy Auburn Resource Expo.

February 2017
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