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What They're Watching: Diane Oakes, Arcora Foundation

Emily Boerger | Sep 13, 2019 | Washington

DOJ Investigating Providence St. Joseph’s Swedish Health Services

Emily Boerger | Sep 5, 2019 | Alaska, California, Oregon, Texas

In its recent quarterly earnings report, Providence St. Joseph disclosed that the U.S. Department of Justice is investigating Swedish Health Services over a civil matter.     Swedish Health Services fall under the umbrella of Providence St. Joseph Health, based out of Renton, Washington. At the end of July, the...[ Read More ]

Community Health Plan of Washington appoints Melissa Stevens as Vice President of Community Engagement and Growth

| Sep 4, 2019 | Washington

Melissa Stevens has been named Vice President of Community Engagement and Growth at Community Health Plan of Washington (CHPW), Washington’s only local not-for-profit Medicaid and Medicare managed care plan. “Melissa is a dynamic executive with a strong track record of growing companies,” said Leanne Berge, CEO of Community Health Plan...[ Read More ]

Over 170 organizations coming to State of Reform in Spokane!

Laura Lundberg | Sep 3, 2019 | Washington

Next week, at the 2019 Inland Northwest State of Reform Health Policy Conference, we have an all-star list of speakers lined up for you! You can take a look at the full list of speakers at our Detailed Agenda. Today, I can give you a list of the more than...[ Read More ]

5 Things Washington: Doug Bowes, Providence, Cascade Care

| Aug 29, 2019 | Washington

With our 2019 Inland NW State of Reform Health Policy Conference coming up in two weeks, some of what we're watching in health care also shows up on the Topical Agenda for Spokane. So, if you're interested in some of the more timely, more practical conversations in health care and health...[ Read More ]

State officials make it easier to access overdose reversal drug

| Aug 28, 2019 | Washington

Today Washington State Health Officer Dr. Kathy Lofy signed a statewide standing order for naloxone, a medication that can reverse an opioid overdose. The standing order works like a prescription and allows any person or organization in the state to get naloxone from a pharmacy. “Making it easier to access...[ Read More ]

What They're Watching: Doug Bowes, UnitedHealthcare

Emily Boerger | Aug 26, 2019 | Washington

Doug Bowes is the CEO of UnitedHealthcare. He joins us in this edition of “What They’re Watching” to discuss the importance of ensuring that programs are working, and shifting toward collaboration and integration. “Really, right now it’s just making sure providers understand how to bill because you have a group...[ Read More ]

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