Archive of: Health Care

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Capital Medical Center helped provide free physicals

Capital Medical Center teamed up with local physicians, TOPS (Team of Providers for Students) to provide 407 free comprehensive sports physicals to students of Capital and Olympia High Schools.

In its third year, the sports physical clinic that was held June 5 this year has tripled in the number of physicals provided with over 100 the first year to over 300 last year. 

June 2010

Around the Sound

BW Custom Log & Timer Home Construction is hosting a Log Home Dream on the Greens Tour at 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 12 and 13 at Alderbrook Golf & Yacht Club in Union. Mini-seminars are scheduled for both days at 11 a.m. and 12:45 p.m. Click here for more information, or to register.

The Transportation Club of Tacoma is hosting a luncheon at 11:30 a.m. June 14 at CI Shenanigan's on Ruston Way. The guest speaker is Neal D. Fried, economist, State of Alaska. The cost is $20 with an RSVP by today and $25 without an RSVP. For more information, e-mail

June 2010

People on the move

Richard Beer Ph.D. has been named dean of the School of Business at Saint Martin's University. He has more than 20 years of experience in academia, business and information technology -- the last 10 years as a faculty member and senior administrator in business and professional studies. He succeeds Haldon Wilson, who served as dean for four years. Beer previously was at the University of San Francisco, where he was associate dean in the School of Business.

Karen Naro has joined Superior Vision as regional sales manager for the Northwest. She will be responsible for group sales in Oregon, Washington, Alaska, Idaho and Montana, as well as Hawaii. Naro has more than 20 years of sales experience, most recently in the office product solutions arena.

June 2010

MultiCare leases former Expedia site

MultiCare Health System signed a lease last Friday for a 25,195-square-foot space in the Horizon Pacific Center in downtown Tacoma.

The site formerly housed an Expedia call center until the company vacated last fall.

June 2010

CBRE chosen to market Milgard Medical Pavilion

Frauenshuh Healthcare Real Estate Solutions, developer of Milgard Medical Pavilion, and co-owner with Franciscan Health System and several physician tenants, has selected CB Richard Ellis (CBRE) to market the 85,000-square-foot medical office building on the St. Anthony Hospital campus in Gig Harbor.

The four-story Milgard Medical Pavilion (MMP) is the signature development project for Frauenshuh in Pierce County.

June 2010

Blog watch: Medicaid funding, tax credits, volunteering and electric vehicle charging

Check out the WashAce Blog for updates about Washington stepping up efforts to get additional Medicaid funding and an analysis of Initiative 1098 by the Research Council.

The Live Wire has an overview of small business health care tax credit done by Brown and Brown.

June 2010

Smoking rate drops in Pierce County

Adults in Pierce County are kicking the tobacco habit in greater numbers than ever before. During 2000, about 35 percent of adults in Pierce County smoked. Data for 2009 shows that percentage dropped to an all-time low of 17 percent.

Between 2000 and 2008, estimated smoking among high school students dropped from 23 percent to 16 percent. Over the same period, smoking dropped from 16 percent to 13 percent among pregnant women. Furthermore, estimated tobacco-related deaths have dropped 30 percent since 2000.

June 2010

People on the Move

Allyn Hughes has earned Certified Financial Planner and Chartered Life Underwriter designations. He is a partner with Brooks, Hughes & Jones, a registered investment advisory firm in Old Town, Tacoma.

Tacoma artist Lisa Kinoshita is the winner of The Greater Tacoma Community Foundation's third annual "Foundation of Art Award." She is the founder and owner of Mineral, a metals studio and art gallery. Her work can be seen in exhibitions throughout the Pacific Northwest and has been featured in local and national media outlets including Seattle Magazine, Seattle Metropolitan, Elle and The New York Times.

June 2010

Online demand for workers remains steady

Online advertised vacancies were unchanged during May at 4,149,000, following a 223,000 gain during April, according to The Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series released today.

Online job demand has been on an upward trend since October 2009, and averaged 118,000 per month.

June 2010

Spas helping to relieve stress of turbulent economy

Even though spa services are often seen as luxuries, many people are turning to health and wellness centers to relieve stress -- especially in today's turbulent economy.

Although Savi Day Spa's business may have declined slightly during the early part of the recession, therapist Olivia Sundy said many people quickly began to realize they wanted to pamper themselves even more. 

June 2010
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