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People on the Move

Sara Wisely has joined the marketing team at Burkhart Dental Supply as a graphic designer. She works along side Brittany Staten, who also is a newcomer to Burkhart, producing catalogs, magazines, packaging, brochures and other marketing materials for the Tacoma-based company.

A.J. Gordon has joined SiteCrafting as chief financial officer. He is president of Gordon Financial Group, a boutique financial services company headquartered in south King County.

June 2010

Tacoma General recognized for top nursing care

The Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit and the Coronary Care Unit at MultiCare Tacoma General Hospital have been recognized as among the top in the country by the American Association of Critical Care Nurses.
 
The nursing units and the 105 nurses who practice there received the Beacon Award for Critical Care Excellence. The award recognizes the nation's top pediatric, progressive, adult critical care and progressive care units.

June 2010

People on the Move

Four members of Washington State Attorney General's Office have received national awards for their public service. Solicitor General Marnie Hart and Deputy Solicitors General Bill Collins and Anne Egeler received National Association of Attorneys General Best Brief award for their work on the Doe v. Reed case. The case, pending before the U.S. Supreme Court, involves a challenge to the state's open records law. Hart has worked at the AG's office since 1978. Collins began in 1977 and Egeler joined in 1990. Chief Deputy Brian Moran was selected for NAAG's Marvin Award. The award is given to those who have notably furthered the goals of cooperation and coordination among NAAG members. Moran has served at the Attorney General's Office for 13 years.

June 2010

South Sound gains doctors

The United States could face a shortage of as many as 150,000 doctors during the next 15 years, according to the Association of American Medical Colleges. But Thurston County will continue to benefit from Providence St. Peter Hospital's Family Medicine Residency program.

June 2010

President meets with Kreidler to discuss health care reform

Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler attended a White House meeting between President Barack Obama, cabinet members and about a dozen insurance company CEOs this morning.

"President Obama certainly made one thing clear: Regardless of what you may hear from some people, the federal health care reform law will not be repealed," said Kreidler.

June 2010

Franciscan Health System receives 2010 Achievement Citation

Franciscan Health System has received the Catholic Health Association's 2010 Achievement Citation for excellence, effectiveness and innovation in hospice and palliative care.

Tacoma-based Franciscan also received a $10,000 grant from the Catholic Health Association to support its comprehensive hospice and palliative services.

June 2010

Tell Dad to take a hike for Father's Day

We've all heard the stereotype of a man who never goes to the doctor. That might be a factor in women outliving men. The state Department of Health is urging men to get a fresh start on their health for Father's Day by getting regular checkups, being active and eating better.

"Men can really benefit from a balanced diet that includes fruits and vegetables," said Secretary of Health Mary Selecky. "When I was growing up I remember the men in my community saying, 'I'm a meat and potatoes kind of guy,' but adding a salad and a vegetable will help balance that meal and provide the nutrition men need."

June 2010

Hearing set on insurance coverage of chemotherapy treatment

State health officials are looking for ways to assure comparable access to different types of chemotherapy.
 
A proposal, now under review, would require insurance companies to provide comparable benefits for oral and injected or intravenous anti-cancer medication. Public comment will be taken during a hearing at 1 p.m. June 28 in Tumwater.

June 2010

State takes disciplinary action against health care providers

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

June 2010

Around the Sound

The City of Gig Harbor will host a public open house from 4 to 7 p.m. June 15 at the Gig Harbor Civic Center, 3510 Grandview St., for review and comment on the upcoming Marine Outfall Project. The open house will be staffed by City of Gig Harbor Engineers, Advanced American Construction and Cosmopolitan Engineering and will provide the public an opportunity to view plans and ask questions. Click here for project updates and notices.

If diabetes is a part of your life, plan to attend Mason General Hospital's next three-day session entitled, "Living Well With Diabetes." The class will be held from 6 to 9 p.m.  June 15, 16 and 17 at the hospital in the Ellinor Room. Content includes diabetes diagnosis, proper meal planning, diabetes medications, exercise, prevention and treatment of complications, stress management, living with diabetes, and the use of support people and a healthcare team. Because of space limitations, advanced registration is required. Call Sue Barwick (360) 426-1611, ext. 3301.

June 2010
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