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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

State disciplines health care providers

Washington State Department of Health has taken disciplinary actions or withdrawn charges against the following health care providers.

November 2010

People on the Move

The Washington Women's Foundation has elected five new board directors and re-elected two current directors to terms beginning Jan. 1. The new directors include: Kathy Edwards, board president of Cedarmere Foundation; Carrie George, principal at Inviso; Martha Kongsgaard, president of the Kongsgaard-Goldman Foundation; Kaycee Krysty, chief executive officer of Laird Norton Tyee; and Iyabo Tinubu-Karch M.D., a member of the medical staff at Swedish Hospital and the VA Medical Center, and a faculty member at the University of Washington School of Nursing. Rhonda Altom, president of Milestone Properties, and Gail Ransom, principal of Ransom Development Services, were re-elected to three-year terms.

Jennifer Lang has joined Builders of America LLC as the marketing director. She graduated from Washington State University in 2007 with a degree in public relations and has experience in the wholesale engineered wood industry.

November 2010

Health care costs for privately insured climb 6.3 percent

The cost of health care for people with employer-sponsored  health insurance climbed an estimated 6.3 percent for the year ending June 30, according to a new Thomson Reuters index.

The Thomson Reuters Healthcare Spending Index for Private Insurance measures historical and current levels of per capita health care spending for individuals whose coverage is provided by self-insured employers -- a segment that represents about 25 percent of U.S. health care expenditures.

November 2010

State takes action against health care providers

The Washington State Department of Health has taken disciplinary actions or withdrawn charges against the following health care providers.

November 2010

People on the Move

Harbor Wholesale Grocery Inc. of Lacey and Olympia radio station 94.5 KRXY were named Business of the Year (large and small) by South Puget Sound Partners for Philanthropy at a luncheon today. Kaycee Keegan, a graduating senior at Olympia High School, was honored as Young Philanthropist of the year during this 10th annual event.

Susan C. Duffy
PA-C has joined Cascade Eye & Skin Centers. She specializes in general dermatology and minor surgeries and will practice in the Puyallup and Sunrise clinics. Prior to becoming a physician assistant in 2000, she worked as a chiropractor in private practice in Kirkland.

Angie Mingus has rejoined Vault Catering as director of catering. She previously worked for the company for eight years, beginning in 1998. Before rejoining Vault, Mingus was general manager of food services at Tacoma Art Museum for Guckenheimer.

November 2010

Providence named LIVESTRONG Community Impact Project award recipient

South Sound cancer patients will benefit from expanded cancer support programs thanks to an online voting process that named the Providence Regional Cancer System as one of the recipients of a LIVESTRONG Foundation grant.

The Community Impact Project was created to bring proven cancer support programs to 55 communities across the United States. PRCS was a winner from the West Region and will receive about $7,000 to help develop the Cancer Transitions program.

November 2010

Health Insurance Partnership designates health plans for small employers

The Health Insurance Partnership (HIP) has been enrolling employers since Sept. 1, but announced today employers are now able to choose a health plan.

The insurance plans included in HIP offer a variety of features and benefits: annual deductibles ranging from $500 to $5,000, co-pays, co-insurance, and a variety of prescription drug programs. Health insurance coverage begins on Jan. 1, 2011.

November 2010

People on the Move

Frederick J. Davis M.D. has joined the medical staff at Mason General Hospital and MGH Shelton Orthopedics - both part of Public Hospital District No. 1. Davis, who is board-certified in orthopedic surgery, received his medical degree from Dalhousie Medical School, Halifax, Nova Scotia, and did his internship at Victoria General Hospital, Halifax. He completed his residency at the University of Washington School of Medicine. His specialties include joint replacement, general orthopedics, and fracture care.

Josh Dunn has been appointed to the board of directors of the Master Builders Association of Pierce County. He is publisher of South Sound Magazine and will act as a state director for the association. Dunn's company, Premier Media Group, also publishes 425 magazine.

November 2010

Saint Martin's eyeing revival of nursing program

Saint Martin's University in Lacey is considering reviving its nursing program.

The program would initially be a post-licensure program where students with a registered nursing license or an associate degree in nursing would be able to work towards their bachelor's degree.

November 2010
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