Archive of: Health Care

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TRA, Franciscan launch Federal Way imaging center

Two Northwest health care organizations, TRA Medical Imaging and Franciscan Health System have teamed up to launch a state-of-the-art outpatient medical imaging center in Federal Way.

June 2009

Murray to announce cure to nursing shortage

Sen. Patty Murray will hold a news conference at St. Anthony Hospital in Gig Harbor tomorrow as a way to bring attention to the local and national shortage of nurses and other critical health care workers.

June 2009

Around the Sound

Capital Medical Center will hold an open house celebrating the newly remodeled Cardiac Cath Lab and state-of-the-art cardiac imaging equipment from 6 to 8 p.m. tomorrow, at Capital Medical Center, 3900 Capital Mall Dr. SW in Olympia.

Lakewood Chamber of Commerce will hold its General Membership Luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, at Great American Casino - 10117 South Tacoma Way. Cost is $20 for members and $30 for non members. RSVP at (253) 582-9400.

June 2009

Conflicting economic forecasts cloud the future

The newly-arrived chief economist for Tacoma Public Utilities, Bill Dickens, said this week that he strongly believes "we will see economic growth in the South Sound in fourth quarter 2009 and continuing into (at least) the first half of 2010."

While the author of "Economics for the 'Hood'" told a Needs Assessment breakfast meeting of United Way of Pierce County that "we will see a reversal of this slump and move back to the 2- or 2.5- percent annual growth" rate that is the long-term trend for the area.

June 2009

People on the move

The Lacey branch of PC Home Loans has announced the arrival of Jann Anderson as loan officer assistant to Team Irish. Anderson has more than seven years of experience in the mortgage banking industry. In her position, she will be responsible for assisting with the origination of home loans and serving the local community and realtor network in securing home loans for clients. The branch has also announced the arrival of Brad Diefenderfer as a junior loan officer with Team Anderson. His experience includes more than 15 years in sales management. Along with assisting Shawn Anderson, he will be responsible for coordinating his own production of home loans as well as serving the local community and realtor network.

June 2009

State takes action against local health care workers

The Washington State Department of Health has revoked or suspended the licenses, certifications or registrations of health care providers in the South Sound.

June 2009

Stores remove dough linked to E. coli

State health officials ordered that NestlĂ© TOLL HOUSE refrigerated cookie dough products be taken from store shelves this weekend, after the products have been linked to at least 66 E. coli  infections in 28 states, including five cases in Western Washington.

June 2009

Tacoma adult home cited

The state Department of Social and Health Services has stopped admissions to Helen's Place, a privately operated adult family home at 1022 129th St., Tacoma.

The adult family home is licensed to Claudia Kolano.

June 2009

State takes action against health workers

The Washington State Department of Health has taken action against health care providers in the South Sound.

June 2009
Olympia celebrates its Kiplinger rating

Olympia celebrates its Kiplinger rating

In a year that has caused more financial trouble for almost every business sector than many can remember, people in the greater Olympia area are enjoying the fact that they have something to celebrate.

Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazine has listed Olympia as the sixth best city in the nation in terms of job markets, growth potential, access to heath care and quality of life issues. This year, the magazine selected boomtowns that offer employment opportunities and the worker talent to create new and well-paying positions in future years.

June 2009
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