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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

Availability of local clinical quality results expanded

Puget Sound-area clinical quality results that have been available locally as part of the Puget Sound Health Alliance Community Checkup Report, are now available through the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association's National Provider Finder tool.

Integrating the publicly available Community Checkup results into the BCBSA National Provider Finder tool expands the exposure of the work the collaborative is doing to a broader audience.

May 2010
BE honors Health Care Champions

BE honors Health Care Champions

The Business Examiner, in partnership with the Pierce County Medical Society, presented its 2010 Pierce County Health Care Champions awards during a ceremony last night at the Museum of Glass in downtown Tacoma.

Nominations were solicited from South Sound medical professionals to determine honorees in the following categories:

May 2010

People on the Move

Dr. Steve Norton and Ken Rakoz have received Centralia College's "Exceptional Faculty Award" for the 2009-10 college year. Norton is an assistant professor in the sciences, academic transfer pathway, and Rakoz is an assistant professor in the Workforce Education Diesel Technology program. The recognition includes $2,000 for each recipient provided by the Centralia College Foundation Exceptional Faculty endowment.

Doug Walker has earned the Certified Professional Photographer designation from the Professional Photographic Certification Commission. He is the owner of Walker Photography in Olympia.

May 2010

MultiCare planning Bonney Lake medical offices

MultiCare Good Samaritan Hospital plans to increase health care services offered in Bonney Lake with the construction of a new medical office building.

The three-story, 58,500-square-foot medical office building will be near the intersection of South Prairie Road East and Highway 410. Construction will begin during June, and the facility will open during the summer of 2011.

May 2010

Good Samaritan medical office building planned for Puyallup

Construction is scheduled to begin during June on a four-story, 83,700-square-foot medical office building and 47-space underground parking garage on the corner of 15th Avenue and 5th Street adjacent to the new Patient Care Tower at MultiCare Good Samaritan Hospital.
 
The project is scheduled for completion during late summer of 2011.

May 2010

UW Tacoma, Franciscan Medical Group partner for campus clinic

University of Washington Tacoma has selected Franciscan Medical Group to provide on-campus outpatient and preventive medical care and referral services to students.

The University of Washington Tacoma Student Health Services clinic will open Aug. 15 in the Laborer's Hall Building on the University of Washington Tacoma campus.

May 2010

People on the Move

Karen Visser has been named Employee of the Month for May at Mason General Hospital. She is a certified nursing assistant in outpatient surgery and helps with patient care.

Chrys Sweeting has been named assistant superintendent of student learning and instructional support for Puyallup School District. She previously served as executive director of special services and programs. Sweeting completed the University of Washington superintendent's credential program and is enrolled in the UW educational leadership doctoral program.

May 2010

Execs uncertain about health care reform, jobs bill

Business executives are uncertain about how they will handle health care reform legislation and doubt the effectiveness of the new federal jobs bill, according to the latest in a series of surveys conducted by the Washington State University School of Economic Sciences IMPACT Center and the Seattle Business Executives Association.

While remaining relatively optimistic about their economic future, about a third of those surveyed said they do not know how they could minimize costs under the new health care legislation.

May 2010
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