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Two initiatives to watch in November

Marjie High | Jul 2, 2018 | California

Thursday June 28th was the last day to for initiatives to qualify for the November 6, 2018 ballot. Though perhaps the most interesting qualifier is  Proposition 9, which would divide California into three new states, here are the two with health care implications to watch: Proposition 4: Authorizes the issuance...[ Read More ]

HAH's George Greene to lead Hospital Association of Southern California

| Dec 6, 2016 | California, Hawaii

George W. Greene, Esq., the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Healthcare Association of Hawaii (HAH) since 2009, has been named the new President and Chief Executive Officer of the Hospital Association of Southern California. The appointment becomes effective February 1, 2017. Greene will remain at HAH until mid-January,...[ Read More ]

Seattle Children's Hospital ranked #5 in nation

| Jun 21, 2016 | Washington

Seattle Children’s Hospital has made U.S. News & World Report’s “Honor Roll of Best Children’s Hospitals 2016-2017” once again, ranking fifth nationally. The hospital was ranked sixth overall last year. U.S. News & World Report’s rankings are based on a variety of patient outcome and care-related factors, such as patient...[ Read More ]

Swedish Medical Center Security to Carry Tasers

David Peters | May 29, 2014 | Washington

Swedish Medical Center security staff will carry tasers, according to the Seattle Times. Spokesperson Clay Holtzman described the move as “our best, less-lethal option when compared to batons and pepper spray.” We cannot stress this enough — these tools are never, ever to be used to subdue an uncooperative patient....[ Read More ]

Review of CMS Hospital Data for Washington

Erin Thurston | May 24, 2013 | Washington

CMS made national news recently in a surprise release of Medicare data for charges and payments for hospitals around the country. Recently, the Everett Herald reposted the rates for Washington and looked at selected hospitals in King, Snohomish and Skagit counties. While national headlines have been dramatic, for industry insiders...[ Read More ]

PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center Receives State Approval for United General Alliance

Erin Thurston | May 22, 2013 | Washington

PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center released the following statement today: ​We are pleased to announce that the Washington State Department of Health has approved our Certificate of Need (CON), which will allow our alliance with United General Hospital. Our PeaceHealth mission and core values call us to respond when asked...[ Read More ]