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Washington trailing nation — that’s good

Leaders of the public-private partnership formed to implement Obamacare in Washington are claiming much better results than what's in the national headlines, as they outline 2017 premium rates.

October 2016

Jobless rate falling, jobs growing

Additional new jobs created in government and the private sector helped to lower the Evergreen State's unemployment rate last month.

October 2016

Executive people moves

A number of well-known and prominent business executives have made changes in their work situations recently.

October 2016

Community hospitals earn plaudits

The state trade association for hospitals recognized six facilities in the South Sound for their attention to and progress toward quality care today.

October 2016

Western State, cops' new escape protocols

Administrators of the largest mental health treatment center in the state today agreed to a new policy regard their cooperation with nearby law enforcement agencies, when patients leave the facility without authority.

October 2016

CHI Franciscan appoints chief medical officer

CHI Franciscan Health has announced the appointment of Michael H. Anderson as chief medical officer.

October 2016

MultiCare reaches ACO pact with First Choice

MultiCare Health System has announced a pact with Seattle health care firm First Choice Health, giving First Choice clients access to the Tacoma company’s accountable care organization.

September 2016

New leaders for St. Peter Foundation

A new slate of community leaders has stepped in to lead philanthropic efforts to support Olympia's largest hospital.

September 2016

WA exchange plans up 13% in ’17

Individual health insurance plans sold through the state Exchange for 2017 will have premiums about 13 percent higher than in the current year.

September 2016

Short-term psychiatric detention funds

State financial support to community resources for mental health crisis care was announced today, and five South Sound projects earned cash.

September 2016
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