Archive of: Health Care

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Overall healthiness slightly improved in U.S., Washington

The nation's overall health improved one percentage point last year, but reductions in smoking, preventable hospitalizations and infectious disease were offset by continued increases in obesity, children in poverty and lack of health insurance, according to the 2010 America's Health Rankings.

Washington was ranked 11th, up one place from last year.

December 2010

State takes action against health care providers

The Washington State Department of Health has taken disciplinary actions or withdrawn charges against the following South Sound health care providers.

December 2010

State takes action against health care providers

Washington State Department of Health has taken disciplinary actions or withdrawn charges against the following South Sound health care providers.

December 2010

State Health Care Authority suspending community clinic grants on Jan. 1

In a budget-saving move that will set aside about $5.3 million during the remainder of the current fiscal year, the state Health Care Authority will suspend state grants to community health clinics beginning Jan. 1.

The grants - part of a state program that has supported Community Health Services since 1985 - will be suspended until the end of the fiscal year, June 30, 2011. They could be amended through a supplemental budget.

December 2010

MultiCare's heart program earns certification from Joint Commission

MultiCare Health System's heart team has earned the Gold Seal of Approval for quality health care. The Joint Commission awarded Disease-Specific Care Certification to the Ventricular Assist Device Program at Tacoma General Heart Hospital.

MultiCare's program in Tacoma is the only non-transplant center west of the Mississippi that can offer destination ventricular assist device therapy.

November 2010

People on the Move

Mike Veseth has received the 2010 Washington State Professor of the Year award, sponsored by the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education and the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. He is the Robert G. Albertson Professor of International Political Economy at University of Puget Sound.

Emily Cook has joined Rusty George Creative as business development director. She is a graduate of Pacific Lutheran University and previously worked at Vision Service Group and Business Examiner.

November 2010

Providence seeks volunteers for Jeep Patrol

During inclement weather, some Providence Centralia Hospital staff workers are unable to make it to the hospital because they are unable to drive due to weather conditions.

The hospital is seeking community members to join the Jeep Patrol, a volunteer group that helps bring needed staff to and from the hospital during severe weather.

November 2010

Burkhart Dental Supply earns two MarCom Awards

Burkhart Dental has received a MarCom Platinum award for its 2009 Year End Buying Guide and a MarCom Gold award for its Q1 2010 Handpiece Savings publication from the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals.

The MarCom Awards is an international creative competition that recognizes outstanding achievement by marketing and communication professionals. Winners range in size from individuals to media conglomerates and Fortune 500 companies.

November 2010
Leavey Foundation commits up to $2 million to UPS Center for Health Sciences

Leavey Foundation commits up to $2 million to UPS Center for Health Sciences

University of Puget Sound has received a commitment of up to $2 million from the Thomas and Dorothy Leavey Foundation in support of a new Center for Health Sciences.

The 42,500-square-foot center, which is expected to open during fall 2011, will provide study, research and clinical practice in occupational and physical therapy, exercise science, psychology and neuroscience.

November 2010

Around the Sound

Information about how to keep savings and investments safe will be available during free presentations at Pierce County Library System. Participants will learn techniques to safely and wisely select investments for their portfolio in today's challenging economic times. Sessions are scheduled for 11 a.m. to noon Nov. 23 at South Hill Pierce County Library, 15420 Meridian East; 11 a.m. to noon Dec. 9 at Sumner Pierce County Library, 1116 Fryar Ave.; and 11 a.m. to noon Dec. 16 at Parkland/Spanaway Pierce County Library, 13718 Pacific Ave. South. Registration required. Click here for more information.

The Providence Centralia Health Care Foundation will host its 22nd annual Festival of Trees, A Red Carpet Christmas, Nov. 23-27 at the Great Wolf Lodge. Festival of Trees is the Foundation's largest fund-raising event for Providence Centralia Hospital. More than $1.9 million has been raised during the past 22 years. For tickets or more information, call (360) 807-7940.

November 2010
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