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Providence and Cardiology Associates join forces

Providence Physician Network and Cardiology Associates have signed an agreement for Cardiology Associates to become part of PPN.

The agreement is expected to be finalized by the end of the year.

October 2010

People on the Move

Dr. Nick Sun has joined Digestive Health Specialists as a hospitalist at Good Samaritan Hospital in Puyallup. He is a board-certified gastroenterologist.

Rose Chiado has joined the Tacoma office of GVA Kidder Mathews. She will specialize in multi-family purchases and sales in the firm's brokerage division.

October 2010

People on the Move

Carrie Luce  has joined Funeral Alternatives in Lacey. She has almost 30 years of experience in the funeral business.

The Pierce County Dental Society has added five members. Dr. Stephen Beck is practicing pediatric dentistry in Fircrest. Dr. Jeff Keh is practicing general dentistry in Renton. Drs. Arnell Prato and Tiffany Lamberton are practicing general dentistry in Tacoma. And Dr. Joseph Lee is practicing general dentistry in Buckley. They all also are members of the Washington State Dental Association and the American Dental Association.

October 2010

People on the Move

John Doan, Joe Ingoglia, Stephanie Pickernell and Kari Qvigstad have joined the Leadership Thurston County Board of Regents. Doan is the city administrator for Tumwater. Ingoglia is executive director of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Thurston County. Qvigstad is marketing and business development director for the Port of Olympia. Pickernell is the associate development adviser for Lucky Eagle Casino.

Jon M. Jones has been appointed to the board of the South Sound YMCA. He is president and CEO of Washington Business Bank.

October 2010

People on the Move

Marcia Rohlik R.N.-C, MSN, has been named Employee of the Month for September at Mason General Hospital. She is the director of The Birth Center and has worked at the hospital for six years.

Ljubica "Ubi" Faker, Mike Handy, Brandie Hassing and Mike Tipton have joined Windermere Professional Partners in Tacoma as sales associates.

October 2010

State disciplines health care providers

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

September 2010

DSHS announces 6.3 percent across-the-board budget reductions

The Department of Social and Health Services today detailed the budget reductions it is making in response to Gov. Chris Gregoire's directive to make 6.3 percent in across-the-board spending cuts to bring the state budget in balance for this fiscal year.

The Department's share of the reductions was nearly $168 million (not including Medicaid Purchasing Administration reductions to be released later this week).

September 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.

September 2010

Providence closing Mason County chemical dependency center

Providence St. Peter Chemical Dependency Center in Belfair will close Nov. 1 as part of a plan to increase efficiency of the health system's chemical dependency treatment program in southwest Washington.

Providence Centralia Hospital Addictions Recovery Center in Longview also is closing, but Providence will continue to provide treatment programs in Centralia, Lacey, Shelton and Hoquiam.

September 2010

Organizations focusing on short-term implications of health care reform

Human resource professionals are addressing the short-term implications of health care reform as they learn more about the new law, according to a poll by the Society for Human Resource Management.

September 2010
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