Archive of: Health Care

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TCC receives grant to train nurses

Four Washington nursing education programs, including Tacoma Community College, have received grants from Johnson & Johnson to increase their capacity to educate and graduate more nurses.

TCC received $25,000 to develop a formal program to assist internationally educated registered nurses to prepare for the licensing exam and transition into the role of RNs in the United States.

February 2010

Capital Medical receives Blue Distinction

Capital Medical Center in Olympia is one of seven western Washington medical centers that has received Blue Distinction designation from Regence BlueShield.

CMC was recognized for knee and hip replacement.

February 2010

Providence St. Peter earns Magnet award

Providence St. Peter Hospital in Olympia has joined the ranks of the top 4 percent of hospitals in the nation by earning Magnet recognition from the American Nurses Credentialing Center.
The Magnet Recognition Program recognizes health care organizations for providing nursing excellence.

February 2010

Around the Sound

Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc. is hosting a health care reform town hall meeting from 2 to 4 p.m. Jan. 30 on the Tacoma Campus of Evergreen State College, 1210 6th Ave. David Flentge, president and CEO of Community Health Care in Tacoma, and other health care professionals from in and around the Tacoma and Seattle areas will lead the discussion, which is free and open to the public. For more information, or to RSVP, e-mail

Artists Pierce Elaine Davis, Jenny Fillius and Leo Schmidt will display their works Jan. 30 through April 25 at the City of Tacoma EnviroHouse, where artwork made from recycled and salvaged material is showcased. The EnviroHouse art exhibit rotates three times a year and continually seeks applications from artists with recycled-content artwork. For more information, click here or call (253) 573-2426.

January 2010

NPN team headed to Haiti

A group of 18 South Sound physicians, nurses and logistical support staff from the Northwest Physicians Network will leave for Haiti on Friday to treat neglected wounds and rising disease outside the island nation's capital.

The team plans to be in Port au Prince for three days, then divide and head north to Cap-Haitien and Plaine du Nord. While less structural damage occurred in these cities, many of the wounded taken there have been neglected while medical teams focus in Port au Prince.

January 2010

People on the Move

Roger L. Knutson of Sumner has been elected president of the Western Washington Fair Association, Puyallup. Other elected officers include: Jerome M. Korum, vice president; Jerry D. Larson, secretary; Michael D. Nelson, treasurer; and Kent R. Hojem, CEO. Dan McClung of Sumner was elected to join the board of directors. He is taking the position that had been filled by Thomas Tebb, who is going off the board and moving to emeritus status.

Raymond Zukowski has joined the Aldebaran Hypnotherapy School of Milton. He has been a hypnotherapist since 2001, and is the owner of Body Mind Mentoring and an award winning teacher from a post secondary school. He will teach the 150-hour basic, intermediate and advanced hypnotherapy courses leading to state certification as a registered hypnotherapist.

January 2010

MultiCare top West Coast system for efficiency

MultiCare Health System has earned the highest ranking on the West Coast for its efficiency and integrated health care network.

MultiCare is ranked No. 4 nationally on the 2010 Top 100 IHN list, compiled by independent researcher SDI and reported in the Jan. 25 issue of Modern Healthcare magazine. The list ranks local and regional health care networks on service, financial stability and other factors.

January 2010

Franciscan among top 100 health systems

The Franciscan Health System has been ranked as one of the best-performing, most-efficient health systems in the nation for the seventh consecutive year.

Modern Healthcare magazine reports in its Jan. 25 edition that the Tacoma-based Franciscan organization is No. 12 on the annual list of the 100 most integrated health systems in the United States as determined by the independent information, research and analytics company SDI.

January 2010

Grants will expand access to health care

The Washington State Health Care Authority today awarded Community Health Care Collaborative grants totaling $450,000 to six non-profit, community-based health care organizations.

The grants range from $50,000 to $100,000 for a two-year cycle that runs through June 30, 2011. Successful recipients are required to leverage state dollars by spending $2 in matching funds for every grant dollar received.

January 2010

Thurston County osteopath's license suspended

Witness accounts of behavior by a Thurston County osteopathic physician have led to an immediate suspension of his license.
The action by the Board of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery and the state Department of Health means Eric D. Thomas (DO.OP.00001758) cannot practice as an osteopathic physician in Washington pending further action by the board.

January 2010
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