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Office of Attorney General seeks litigation support services

| Feb 16, 2017 | Washington

The Office of the Attorney General has released a request for proposal for litigation support services. The AGO aims to create a vendor pool of prequalified contractors across the state. Vendors may be chosen from the pool for specific assignments as they arise. The contract will last two years with...[ Read More ]

Legislature introduces bills to alleviate HHSC deficit

| Feb 15, 2017 | Hawaii

For the past year, the Hawaii Legislature has been dealing with The Hawaii Health Systems Corporation’s financial deficit. Services and staff have been reduced and Kaiser is poised to take over the Maui Memorial Medical Center in July. Even with the cuts and privatization, the Legislature is still dealing with...[ Read More ]

New Eastside Health Alliance in the works

| Feb 1, 2017 | Washington

EvergreenHealth and Overlake Medical Center have announced a new joint venture, the Eastside Health Alliance, in a press release. Evergreen is a two-hospital healthcare system, with their main campus in Kirkland and other facilities in north King and south Snohomish countries. Evergreen serves almost 850,000 residents. Overlake is a nonprofit...[ Read More ]

What California could lose in ACA repeal

| Feb 1, 2017 | California

While the GOP-led Congress promises to ‘repeal and replace,’ new studies show repealing parts of the ACA could result in the number of uninsured Californians increasing above pre-ACA levels. After the ACA was passed, California saw the largest decline in the uninsured rate in the nation, dropping from 6.5 million...[ Read More ]

UW gets part of $6 million grant from Cancer Research UK

| Jan 31, 2017 | Washington

The University of Washington School of Medicine was awarded part of a $6 million grant for innovations in primary care. Cancer screenings and testing for patients are often expensive, invasive, and hard to schedule immediately. Patients can end up spending weeks worrying over upcoming tests, and they typically have to...[ Read More ]

Ports and Maritime Day in Olympia

| Jan 31, 2017 | Washington

Keep Washington Competitive is scheduled to meets with members of the Washington Maritime Federation as part of the Federation’s Ports and Maritime Day in Olympia on Tuesday, according to a release sent out by KWC. The two groups will discuss regulatory legislation and importance of infrastructure investments. Rep. Matt Manweller...[ Read More ]