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People on the Move

Devin Sawyer M.D. has been named director of Providence St. Peter Family Medicine Residency Program. He has been a faculty member of Providence St. Peter Family Medicine Residency Program since 1999. Sawyer is board certified in family practice by the American Academy of Family Physicians.

Michelle Marchand has earned Seating and Mobility Specialist certification from the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America. She manages ATG Rehab's Tacoma office.

October 2010

Construction begins on new eye clinic

Berschauer Phillips has begun construction of a new medical office building at 3602 S. 19th St., Tacoma, for Northwest Eye Investors LLC.

The 21,399-square-foot facility will house an eye clinic, including exam rooms, optical display, an eye surgery center and shell space for future growth. The project also will be submitted for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Silver certification.

The clinic is scheduled to open during fall 2011.

October 2010

People on the Move

Sunny Millar has joined Wade Perrow Construction LLC as a project engineer. She has previous project engineer/quality control experience working on Joint Base Lewis-McChord and municipal projects.

Mindy Gudaz has been named financial coordinator for Fresenius Medical Care North America's western Washington and Alaska regions. She has more than 20 years of health care experience, including human resources and quality improvement.

October 2010

State takes action against health care providers

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

October 2010

MultiCare begins using CyberKnife for cancer treatment

MultiCare Regional Cancer Center in Tacoma began treating patients this week with one of the newest high-tech tools in the battle against cancer.

The CyberKnife is the first and only robotic radiosurgery system designed and FDA approved to treat tumors anywhere in the body, including the brain, spine, lung, liver, pancreas and prostate.

October 2010

State receives $647,000 grant to help health insurance consumers

The Office of the Insurance Commissioner has been awarded a $647,860 federal grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to enhance its consumer assistance program.

October 2010

State disciplines health care providers

The Washington State Department of Health has taken disciplinary actions or withdrawn charges against the following health care providers.

October 2010

Tacoma General wins Consumer Choice Award

MultiCare Tacoma General Hospital has been ranked as the region's preferred choices for health care, according to National Research Corp.

Selection criteria for the 2010-11 Consumer Choice Award included survey respondents' ratings for best overall quality, best image and reputation, best doctors and best nurses.

October 2010

MultiCare hospitals win award

MultiCare's four hospitals have earned the 2010 "Best Hands-on Care Award" from the Washington State Hospital Association.
The award announced recognizes MultiCare Tacoma General Hospital, MultiCare Good Samaritan Hospital in Puyallup, MultiCare Allenmore Hospital in Tacoma, and MultiCare Mary Bridge Children's Hospital and Health Center for their efforts to ensure proper hand hygiene to decrease the spread of infection.

October 2010

Kreidler orders Regence BlueShield to cover children

State Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler this morning ordered Regence BlueShield to stop illegally denying insurance to children, effective immediately.

"Regence is in clear violation of state law that prohibits insurers from denying insurance to people on the basis of age," said Kreidler. "I was shocked and deeply disappointed when Regence announced its decision last week to stop selling insurance to kids."

October 2010
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