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Providence St. Peter Hospital earns national recognition for stroke care

Providence St. Peter Hospital has received the Get With The Guidelines Stroke Silver Plus Performance Achievement Award from the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association.

The award recognizes consistent use of the most recent scientific guidelines for heart disease and stroke treatment.

July 2010

People on the Move

Hans Anderson has been promoted to senior account executive of the Tacoma office of Integra Telecom.

State Sen. Joe Zarelli, R-Ridgefield, has been selected by the Association of Washington Business to receive its 2010 Jim Matson Award. The award, voted on by AWB members who serve on its Governmental Affairs Council, recognizes a current or former state legislator who consistently supports issues important to Washington's employers and the state's competitiveness. Zarelli was singled out for his consistent leadership on fiscal matters, particularly his ardent calls for fiscal restraint and a resetting of state budget priorities in the face of continued deficits and reliance on federal bailouts.

July 2010

Blog watch: Resetting government, expiring credits, biomass protests

WashACE Blog looks at "Getting Serious About Resetting Government."

The Live Wire issues a call to action about business incentives that will expire if lawmakers fail to renew some tax cuts and credits.

July 2010

Mason General among nation's 'most wired' hospitals

Mason General Hospital has again been included among hospitals recognized by the American Hospital Association's  Journal's  "2010 Most Wired Survey."

Hospitals & Health Networks conducts the voluntary Most Wired Survey annually. The award is based on the facility's level of achievement in business and administrative management, clinical quality and safety, care continuum, and infrastructure.

July 2010

People on the Move

Tammy A. Winchell DNP, MSN, CPNP, of Healthy Future Pediatrics has earned a doctor of nursing practice degree from the University of Colorado Denver - Health Sciences Center. Winchell is a graduate of Yale University's Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Program and has 20 years of medical experience.

Brian D. Patnode has been promoted to associate with Bruce Dees & Associates, a Tacoma landscape architectural firm. He is a licensed landscape architect with 15 years of related experience and has been with Bruce Dees & Associates for five years.

July 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 in the South Sound.

July 2010

St. Joseph honored for maternity care

St. Joseph Medical Center in Tacoma has won the HealthGrades Maternity Care Excellence Award for 2010.

The ranking places St. Joseph, where more than 300 babies are born every month, among the nation's top 15 percent of hospitals for maternity care.

July 2010

People on the Move

Desi Heikell has joined Qtoner.com as a customer service representative.

Puyallup Mayor Kathy Turner has been elected president of the Association of Washington Cities. She was elected to the Puyallup City Council during 1993 and is currently in her third term as mayor. Turner is a Silver Certificate-Leadership Executive of the National League of Cities and holds an Advanced Certificate of Municipal Leadership from AWC.

July 2010

Deal reached to run new federal health plan

Washington has reached an agreement with the state's high risk pool - the Washington State Health Insurance Pool - to run the temporary federally funded Pre-existing Condition Insurance Plan. Applications will be available in early August, with coverage beginning Sept. 1.

The new plan, created by the Affordable Care Act, is designed to provide temporary health insurance to people who have been uninsured for at least six months and who have a pre-existing health condition.

July 2010

People on the Move

Jong-Wook Ban M.D. has been accepted into the master of science program in evidence-based health care at Oxford University. He is a physician at Providence Internal Medicine in Centralia.

Romil Wadhawan M.D. has been certified in the treatment of hypertension by the American Society of Hypertension. He is a physician at Providence Internal Medicine in Centralia.

July 2010
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