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PeaceHealth Names Richard DeCarlo as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer

| Apr 13, 2017 | Alaska, Oregon, Washington

Richard DeCarlo has been named executive vice president and chief operating officer of PeaceHealth, a not-for-profit health system with nearly 16,000 caregivers and more than 900 providers serving communities in Washington, Oregon and Alaska. DeCarlo has more than 25 years of progressive, not-for-profit, mission-based healthcare leadership experience in hospital operations...[ Read More ]

Regular session | Group Health Foundation | Ray Manahan

| Apr 11, 2017 | Washington

First Hillary Clinton. Then Gonzaga University. I'm not so great at picking winners, I guess. In this edition of "5 Things We're Watching," I imply a few other predictions about our legislature and our Congress. So, consider the source for those when you read this month's edition. 1. Olympia: Budget...[ Read More ]

What They're Watching: Ray Manahan

Kylie Walsh | Apr 10, 2017 | Washington

Ray Manahan, senior director of government programs at Providence Health & Services, joins us in this edition of What They're Watching to talk about prioritizing metrics. We're very much data-driven these days, but that data is late to the game. We are--I'll give you an example. My team has been...[ Read More ]

Virginia Mason Recognized by Healthgrades for Outstanding Patient Experience for Fifth Consecutive Year

| Apr 6, 2017 | Washington

Virginia Mason announced today it has received the 2017 Outstanding Patient Experience Award from Healthgrades, a distinction the medical center has earned for five consecutive years (2013-2017). This award places Virginia Mason among the top 15 percent of hospitals nationwide, according to Healthgrades, an online resource for comprehensive information about...[ Read More ]

A New Chapter For Health Care In Walla Walla

| Apr 6, 2017 | Washington

Leaders from Adventist Health and Providence Health & Services have announced their intention to transfer control of Walla Walla General Hospital, Adventist Health Medical Group in Walla Walla and Adventist Health Home Care Services in Walla Walla to Providence this summer. The decision to pursue this option comes on the...[ Read More ]

Will paid family leave get funded this session?

Erin Fenner | Mar 28, 2017 | Washington

GOP leaders said work on the bill to fund paid family leave in Washington is still in the "initial" stages at a press conference Tuesday. There's been growing bipartisan support for funding family leave. Sen. Joe Fain, R-Auburn, introduced a bill that would require certain employers to offer benefits capped...[ Read More ]