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St. Joseph also 'Consumer Choice'

St. Joseph Medical Center reports it, too, has received the Consumer Choice Award as a preferred hospital in Tacoma following research of approximately 750 households locally by National Research Corp.

Monday, Tacoma General Hospital announced its placement on the list of 280 hospitals nationwide to earn the recognition. Providence St. Peter Hospital in Olympia is also on the 2009-2010 list.

October 2009

Tacoma General honored again

Area consumers have once again selected MultiCare Tacoma General Hospital as a preferred hospital for receiving health care.

That's the finding of National Research Corp., which has awarded TGH the 2009/10 Consumer Choice award, the 12th time since 1996 that it has been so recognized.

October 2009

Around the Sound

Kent Chamber of Commerce has a Marketing Tool Box Seminar this Wednesday, Oct. 14, beginning at 8 a.m. at Allied Waste Services' conference room. The topic is "Referral Sources -- Who are You a Solution For?  (Let Them Know)." It's free for members, $10 for others. Here is the link for more information and registration.

Claudia Malone, SPHR, principal of an HR training and consulting firm Malone & Associates, will speak on "Workforce Readiness: What is it and What do we need to do?" This workshop is Thursday, Oct. 15, at 7:30 a.m. at C.I. Shenanigan's restaurant in Tacoma. More information is posted here.

October 2009

New cleanup approach to be unveiled

The City of Tacoma, the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department, the Washington State Department of Ecology and the University of Washington Tacoma will hold a joint meeting next week to announce and explain a proposed national model called the Evergreen Tacoma Initiative.

October 2009

Berm, beam debate continues

Tacoma residents and business owners following plans by Sound Transit to construct a berm for its Sounder train extension to Lakewood and the fight by some to replace the berm with post-and-beam bridges can attend a presentation by the local chapter of the American Institute of Architects.

October 2009

Around the Sound

The City of Kent will host two public meetings to inform residents about flood safety and efforts to protect people, their property and businesses in the Green River Valley. The sessions are Saturday, Oct. 3, at 9 a.m. and Thursday, Oct. 8, at 6 p.m., at ShoWare Center, 625 W. James Street, Kent. More information about the Howard Hanson Dam situation can be found at www.kingcounty.gov/floodplans.

October 2009

Nurses union seeks federal injunction over MultiCare's flu shots

Washington State Nurses Association, representing more than 16,000 registered nurses in the state, has filed a lawsuit in federal court against MultiCare Health System for implementing a mandatory vaccination policy.

October 2009

Tacoma waters face shuffle

A series of three agreements approved by the Port of Tacoma Commission today highlights a revised plan for NYK Line ships to call in Tacoma beginning July 2012.
 
Although NYK had planned to come to a proposed new, 168-acre terminal on the Blair Waterway, its ships instead will call at APM Terminals on the Sitcum Waterway.

October 2009

UPS receives money for new Health Sciences Center

University of Puget Sound announced today that it has received a $500,000 commitment from Carl and Renee Behnke of Seattle, toward the design and construction of a new Center for Health Sciences.

The center is the centerpiece of the university's 20-year master plan for campus development and the academic strategic plan.

September 2009

People on the Move

Nutritional Therapy Practitioner Rebecca Cody has joined The Gem Clinic in Olympia, offering NTP services and expert nutritional advice to support groups meeting there.

Five employees of Franke Tobey Jones retirement community have been honored at the state level for their 25 years of service at the Tacoma facility. Collectively, they have worked at Franke Tobey Jones for 146 years. Silver Star winners and their current roles are: Johnnie Fly, 33 years, dining server lead; Pauline Lewis, 31 years, laundry services lead; Sharon Ramos, 27 years, rehabilitation therapy ; Debbie Rulien, 27 years, lead cook and baker; Christy Santos, 28 years, CNA, memory care.

September 2009
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