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PPN's newest clinic will focus on team-based, patient-centered care

Providence Physician Network will launch a new model of primary care to southwest Washington patients when it opens Providence Family Medicine East Olympia on Sept. 13.

The concept of having all aspects of a patient's care coordinated through one "medical home" is intended to make primary health care more effective, efficient and affordable for patients and providers. This is an alternative to only seeing patients for acute, episodic events.

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The Washington State Department of Health has taken disciplinary actions or withdrawn charges against the following health care providers.

September 2010

Pierce College launching online physical therapist assistant program

Starting next spring, Pierce College will begin offering a new option for students wishing to pursue careers in health care.

The physical therapist assistant program targets students interested in receiving career training, while maintaining their family and work schedules.

September 2010

People on the Move

Dr. Patrick J. Halpin and Dr. Joseph P. Clabots have joined the board of directors of Puget Sound Health Partners. Halpin is an orthopedic surgeon and managing partner of Olympia Orthopaedic Associates. Clabots is a thoracic surgery specialist practicing in Lakewood.

David McDermott has joined Sound Credit Union as a financial advisor for CUSO Financial Services. He has more than 12 years of experience as a registered broker.

September 2010

Quality outcomes targeted in new health care reform pilot projects

The Washington State Health Care Authority has selected Group Health Cooperative as the lead organization for two Accountable Care Organization pilot projects to help transform the health care delivery system and improve health care quality for Washingtonians.

The ACO concept is a collaborative approach to individual and population health, where multiple, diverse provider groups take joint responsibility for the cost and quality of care delivered to their combined population of patients cared for by the groups' clinicians.  

August 2010

People on the Move

The South Sound Association of Health Underwriters has installed its 2010-11 executive board. They include: Chris Free of Rapport Benefits Group in Tacoma, president; David Maddock of Maddock & Associates in Tacoma, past president; Dan Eich of Oak Insurance Services in Olympia, president elect; Jan Smith of GHB Insurance Inc. in Olympia, vice president; Patty Rice of Albers & Co. in Tacoma, treasurer; Lisa McKay of Regence Life & Health in Tacoma, secretary; Jill Flodstrom of Flodstrom-N-Daughters Insurance in Puyallup, education/events; Ann Miller of Group Health, membership; and Nancy Harris of Regence BS in Tacoma, awards.

August 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.

Pierce County

In July, the Registered Counselor Program terminated the order of probation against Joetta Lynsette Abercrombie.

August 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:

Pierce County

In July, the Massage Program entered into an agreed order with Aisha N. Viera. She was convicted of assault of a child. She must comply with terms and conditions set against her license.

August 2010

People on the Move

Bob Pearsall has been named head superintendent of Salish Cliffs Golf Club at Little Creek Casino Resort in Shelton. He previously was head superintendent at The Golf Club at Hawks Prairie in Lacey.

Wayne Horvitz will join the University of Puget Sound School of Music this fall as director of the jazz band and as an affiliate faculty member. He is a composer, pianist and keyboardist, and has performed or recorded with musicians including Billy Bang, Marty Ehrlich, Bill Frisell, Carla Bley, Robin Holcomb, Butch Morris, Bobby Previte, Michael Shrieve, Eddie Palmieri, John Zorn, Elliott Sharp, the World Saxophone Quartet, Human Feel and The Living Daylights.

August 2010

Providence seeking input from former patients to improve hospital policy

Providence Centralia or St. Peter hospitals are forming a Patient Advisory Council to allow patients and families to directly impact and influence the policies and practices that affect care and services.

Volunteers must be able to work at least two hours per month and commit to a two-year term.

August 2010
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