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McChord crews head to Samoan relief

McChord crews head to Samoan relief

A C-17 Globemaster III from McChord Air Force Base touched down at Pago Pago International Airport late last night, bringing nine Federal Emergency Management Agency members and 17,000 pounds of cargo to American Samoa in support of relief operations.

October 2009


State disciplines local health care providers

The Health Systems Quality Assurance Office works with boards, commissions, and advisory committees to set licensing standards for health workers in the South Sound.

October 2009

Nurses union seeks federal injunction over MultiCare's flu shots

Washington State Nurses Association, representing more than 16,000 registered nurses in the state, has filed a lawsuit in federal court against MultiCare Health System for implementing a mandatory vaccination policy.

October 2009

Seasonal flu vaccine is now available


Seasonal flu vaccine has arrived in Washington. The seasonal flu vaccine won't protect people from swine flu, but it will help them stay healthy this flu season. State health officials urge everyone to do their part by getting vaccinated.

October 2009

OptumHealth launches new services today

Washington's first for-profit public mental health provider today launched the first in a series of improvements to Pierce County's Regional Support Network. Minnesota-based OptumHealth has executed an enhanced crisis response system that will provide people in crisis with rapid response, 24-hour services and a complete range of inpatient and outpatient support services.

Currently, four service providers are expected to participate: ProtoCall, a private company based in Portland, for a 24-hour call center staffed with Masters-level counselors; MultiCare Good Samaritan Outreach Corp. and a coalition of local mental health agencies, for 24-hour mobile crisis outreach services, a planned 16-bed Evaluation and Treatment Center and community crisis respite beds; Recovery Innovations Inc., a nonprofit based in Phoenix, for a Crisis Triage Center; and Telecare Mental Health Services of Washington, a division of California-based Telecare Corp., for a 16-bed inpatient Evaluation and Treatment center serving those with serious mental illness.

October 2009

Audit reveals large payoff to hospital CEO

What Sen. Pam Roach, R - rural Auburn, called a lack of transparency and questionable financial decisions by the Valley Hospital Board of Commissioners spurred her request for an official audit of Valley Hospital.

September 2009

People on the Move

Nutritional Therapy Practitioner Rebecca Cody has joined The Gem Clinic in Olympia, offering NTP services and expert nutritional advice to support groups meeting there.

Five employees of Franke Tobey Jones retirement community have been honored at the state level for their 25 years of service at the Tacoma facility. Collectively, they have worked at Franke Tobey Jones for 146 years. Silver Star winners and their current roles are: Johnnie Fly, 33 years, dining server lead; Pauline Lewis, 31 years, laundry services lead; Sharon Ramos, 27 years, rehabilitation therapy ; Debbie Rulien, 27 years, lead cook and baker; Christy Santos, 28 years, CNA, memory care.

September 2009

Next BE issue is on news stands

Business Examiner subscribers received today's edition this weekend or today, depending on their individual mail carrier's delivery pattern.

Included are feature articles on:
"Continuing fallout from Venture Bank sale and concerns for Rainier Pacific Bank"
"White collar customers increase pawn shop patronage"
"The plight of a generalist in health care world"
"Is the recession really over?"

September 2009

People on the move

Bruce Cramer, CEO of O Bee Credit Union was awarded the "Distinguished Credit Union Professional Award" at the Annual Credit Union League's State Conference in Bellevue last week.

Quinn Zander-Conn, senior vice-president and CFO of Lakewood's Northwest Commercial Bank, was recently graduated from the Pacific Coast Banking School.

September 2009

Smoking areas shrink on campus

Finding a place to smoke a cigarette on the Centralia College campus just got a little more difficult.

Beginning with fall quarter, the college opened a smoke-free corridor stretching the east-west length of the campus, and moving north and south to the entrances to all facilities on college property. 

September 2009
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