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Driver hurt after hitting 2 parked cars in Lynnwood

LYNNWOOD — A 34-year-old woman suffered minor injuries early Sunday morning after the car she was driving hit a parked car, then rolled over and into another parked car in Lynnwood.

Date: 07/19/2015 | Local News


Summit’s goal: Improve health, quality of life

EVERETT — Hundreds of leaders in medicine, business, government and social services plan to gather next week to kick off an initiative that could reshape the way health care is viewed and practiced in Snohomish County.

Date: 07/17/2015 | Local News


Patient at Western State Hospital found dead in bathroom

LAKEWOOD — Lakewood police say they’re investigating after a patient at Western State Hospital was found dead Thursday.Lt. John Unfred says there were no signs of foul play or suicide. The man was found in a portable bathroom on the grounds of the hospital.

Date: 07/02/2015 | Northwest


She's been there

New Swedish Edmonds CEO has decades of nursing experience

Date: 07/01/2015 | Business


Spokane hospital’s 8 psychiatric doctors resigning

SPOKANE — Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane is scrambling to hire psychiatrists after its entire team of psychiatric doctors put in resignation notices last month.

Date: 06/26/2015 | Northwest


How some states address overuse of ERs

On a recent Saturday morning, I drove a good friend from her health club to an emergency room at a nearby hospital. Her symptoms — not remembering what she had just done and repeating herself — spoke of a potentially serious condition. The emergency medical technicians...

Date: 06/23/2015 | Opinion Columnists


State must increase funding for treatment of mentally ill

The treatment of mentally ill patients has undergone radical changes in the past 150 years, and not always for the better. Unfortunately, public health treatment remains grossly underfunded; consequently care is fragmented and places a huge social burden on American communities.

Date: 06/07/2015 | Commentary


Car crashes into Everett Clinic at Harbour Pointe

MUKILTEO — No one was hurt Friday when a car slammed into the Everett Clinic at Harbour Pointe.A woman who appeared to be in her 60s or 70s accidentally hit the accelerator instead of the brake, officials said. It happened around 11 a.m.

Date: 05/29/2015 | Local News


Briefs: Providence nominated for most beautiful hospital in U.S.

Providence nominated for most beautiful hospital in U.S.Providence Regional Medical Center Everett has been nominated in The Soliant Health Top 20 Most Beautiful Hospitals in the U.S. for 2015. The public may vote as often as they wish. Votes are being...

Date: 05/18/2015 | Bizblog


For embattled young family, finally some good news

Emily Fletcher turns 33 today. The new mom, who was featured in Sunday's Daily Herald, is battling brain cancer while adjusting to parenthood and living with

Date: 05/15/2015 | Local News


UW Medicine apology adds new layer of confusion

MARYSVILLE — UW Medicine has apologized privately for misleading the public after the fatal shootings at Marysville Pilchuck High School.The letter was sent May 7 to Marysville's fire chief. It was signed by...

Date: 05/12/2015 | Local News


Jennifer Graves will lead Swedish Edmonds

EDMONDS — Jennifer Graves, the interim chief executive at Swedish Edmonds, will lose the “interim” designation June 1 and assume the role full time, Swedish Health Services announced Wednesday.

Date: 05/07/2015 | Business


The harm in second-guessing first-responders

In the days and weeks that follow a response to a disaster it's expected and necessary that those involved retrace the steps they took and the decisions they made to ensure that needed resources are at the ready, that everyone is trained and prepared and that lines of communication are...

Date: 05/03/2015 | Editorials


Providence nurses overwhelmingly approve contract

EVERETT — Registered nurses at Providence Regional Medical Center Everett have overwhelmingly approved a new contract, bringing an end to a months-long labor dispute that saw nurses handing out leaflets and organizing...

Date: 05/01/2015 | Local News


Choppers out of range

UW concedes helicopters were nowhere near shootings

Date: 04/30/2015 | Local News


Patient suspected of selling meth from Vancouver hospital bed

VANCOUVER, Wash. — Authorities say a woman is suspected of dealing drugs from her Vancouver hospital bed.Sgt. David Chaney of the Camas Police Department says detectives learned that 47-year-old Karin Cole was dealing methamphetamine out of her room at PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center.

Date: 04/17/2015 | Northwest


Providence hospital, nurses agree on proposed contract

EVERETT — A tentative agreement has been reached in a labor dispute between Providence Regional Medical Center Everett and 1,400 registered nurses.

Date: 04/14/2015 | Local News


Despite auditor’s suggestion, Monroe hospital says no cuts in services

MONROE — The state Auditor’s Office suggests that Monroe’s hospital consider cutting services to improve its financial situation, but the hospital’s chief executive says no such changes are planned.

Date: 04/06/2015 | Local News


Olympus scopes may have infected more patients, Seattle health agency says

LOS ANGELES — More patients across the country may have been infected by medical scopes manufactured by Olympus Corp. than previously thought, health officials warned Monday.

Date: 03/30/2015 | Northwest


Heed Providence nurses’ warning on staffing issues

It was a sea of yellow outside my daughter's hospital room on St. Patrick's Day this year as Providence's nurses held an informational picket to raise awareness of staffing and pay issues. Herald readers may have read that day's story, or seen the picket in person. If so, a friendly...

Date: 03/30/2015 | Commentary


Woman sues scope maker over ‘superbug’ she says she caught at Harborview

SEATTLE — A Washington state woman who says she developed a “superbug” infection at a Seattle hospital has filed a lawsuit against the maker of medical scopes linked to similar infections across the U.S.

Date: 03/27/2015 | Northwest


Cascade Valley, Skagit Regional Health team up with UW Medicine

ARLINGTON — Cascade Valley Hospital, an independent, tax-supported hospital, has announced plans for a business deal that would have the hospital leased and operated by Skagit Regional...

Date: 03/22/2015 | Local News


Inspectors: Seattle research institute hurt animals in tests

SEATTLE — Animals used in experiments at Seattle Children’s Research Institute were denied proper care, according to inspection reports from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Date: 03/21/2015 | Northwest


Still no contract for Providence nurses

EVERETT — After six months of negotiation, contract talks between Providence Regional Medical Center Everett and 1,400 registered nurses remain deadlocked.The two sides have been unable...

Date: 03/17/2015 | Local News


Briefs: Cascade Valley honors former bond campaign coordinator

Cascade Valley Hospital honors former bond campaign coordinatorThe Board of Commissioners of Cascade Valley Hospital and Clinics has inducted Connie DiGregorio into its Wall of Fame for her volunteer work in chairing bond campaigns to construct new...

Date: 03/16/2015 | Bizblog


State must restore Medicaid payment rate

Washington's Legislature needs to seize an opportunity this year to ensure continued access to health care for hundreds of thousands of low-income residents by extending reasonable Medicaid reimbursement rates.Health care reform through the Affordable Care Act was designed...

Date: 03/09/2015 | Commentary


Monroe hospital to change name, expand services in new alliance

MONROE — Now it's official. A ceremony scheduled Monday afternoon will formally mark the change in both name and business affiliation for Valley General Hospital.The Monroe hospital will now be known as EvergreenHealth...

Date: 03/02/2015 | Local News


Approve WSU medical school

The need for more doctors, especially primary care physicians, and to have more of them living and working outside the state's major urban areas, is clear.What has been debated recently was whether...

Date: 02/26/2015 | Editorials


Fines levied in death of worker at Swedish/Edmonds hospital

EDMONDS — Two contractors have been fined a total of $56,350 for alleged safety violations in the death of a worker at Swedish/Edmonds hospital in August.The state Department of Labor & Industries on Monday made public its report on the death of 38-year-old Jason...

Date: 02/24/2015 | Local News


County's last independent hospital seeking business partnership

ARLINGTON — Talks between Cascade Valley Hospital and PeaceHealth for a business partnership unexpectedly broke off last summer.Now the Arlington...

Date: 02/20/2015 | Local News


2 dead, over 170 potentially exposed in ‘superbug’ outbreak at L.A. hospital

LOS ANGELES — Contaminated medical instruments are suspected in a “superbug” outbreak at a Los Angeles hospital that has infected at least seven patients, two of whom died. More than 170 others may have been exposed to the antibiotic-resistant bacteria.

Date: 02/19/2015 | Nation & World


Everett Clinic, foundation give $500K to YMCA

EVERETT — The YMCA of Snohomish County has received a $500,000 donation from the Everett Clinic and Everett Clinic Foundation to support the organization's capital campaign.The YMCA is...

Date: 02/18/2015 | Local News


Unwanted: old car seats

Why it's so hard to keep them out of the landfill

Date: 02/18/2015 | Local News


Briefs: Everett Clinic adds new doctor

Everett Clinic adds new doctorThe Everett Clinic has welcomed Dr. Daniel Gonzalez-Dilan to its Occupational Medicine department. Gonzalez-Dilan is board certified in occupational and environmental medicine. He completed a residency in family medicine at the...

Date: 02/17/2015 | Bizblog


Being there to care

Visits to Children's Hospital inspire Russell Wilson

Date: 01/28/2015 | Local News


5 in Snohomish County have died during severe flu season

EVERETT — Influenza has killed five adults in Snohomish County, part of an unusually severe flu season that has caused the deaths of 42 people statewide.Locally, the deaths include two Snohomish women, one in her late 70s, the other in her late 80s; a Lynnwood woman in...

Date: 01/16/2015 | Local News


Do no harm to medical care

Doctors, when taking the Hippocratic Oath, swear to "First, do no harm." It's an oath Washington legislators might do well to repeat to themselves as they consider health-care funding issues in the state's operating budget.Groups representing the various aspects...

Date: 01/14/2015 | Editorials


Kadlec makes $18 million donation to WSU Tri-Cities

RICHLAND — Kadlec Regional Medical Center in Richland is donating $18 million to the nursing program at Washington State University Tri-Cities.The money will be used to hire faculty and possibly expand the school.

Date: 01/12/2015 | Northwest


Dottie Thomas dies at 92; helped Fred Hutchinson bone-marrow transplant team

Working as a close research partner with her husband — medical pioneer and Nobel Prize winner Dr. E. Donnall Thomas — Dorothy “Dottie” Thomas helped establish bone-marrow transplants as a standard and successful treatment for many formerly incurable blood diseases such as leukemia.

Date: 01/11/2015 | Northwest


Sitka hospital CEO says he was assaulted, plans to depart

SITKA, Alaska — The CEO of Sitka’s community hospital said he missed a meeting last week because he was assaulted.Jeff Comer said he could no longer stay in Sitka and planned to leave over the weekend.

Date: 01/05/2015 | Northwest


Family of patient sues state hospital after attack

SPOKANE— The family of a Tri-Cities man who died after being found bloody and unconscious on the floor of an Eastern State Hospital restroom has filed a lawsuit claiming the hospital is at fault.

Date: 01/01/2015 | Northwest


Unusual treatment saves baby at Seattle hospital

SEATTLE — A Seattle baby is home in time for Christmas after local doctors bet on a last-chance, once-discarded treatment that uses liquid, not air, to inflate the collapsed lungs of fragile newborns.

Date: 12/24/2014 | Northwest


Casey Kasem’s widow suing Gig Harbor hospital for medical records

TACOMA — The widow of radio legend Casey Kasem is suing a hospital for the medical records of the last weeks of his life.

Date: 12/24/2014 | Northwest


Family of man who died at Oregon hospital sues

SALEM, Ore. — The family of a patient who died at the Oregon State Hospital in January is suing the state, alleging his death was a result of hospital staff retaliation after he reported sexual abuse at the facility.

Date: 12/20/2014 | Northwest


First reported flu deaths include woman in Snohomish County

Health officials reported the first two influenza deaths in Washington this season, one of whom was a woman from Snohomish County.

Date: 12/19/2014 | Local News


Click with your doctor

Online videos help patients get to know doctors

Date: 12/17/2014 | Business


Interim Swedish Edmonds CEO named

EDMONDS – Swedish Health Services announced today it has appointed Jennifer Graves, chief executive officer of Swedish Ballard, as the interim CEO of Swedish Edmonds. Graves will begin work in her new role on Jan. 1, with the retirement of current CEO David Jaffe.

Date: 12/15/2014 | Business


Valley General's name to change in final step to partnership

MONROE — Valley General Hospital, whose history dates to the 1890s, will change its name to EvergreenHealth Monroe in March, the final step in consummating an alliance...

Date: 12/12/2014 | Local News


Evidence refutes claim about chopper availability after MP shootings

MARYSVILLE — It was a story that grew wings and has persisted despite mounting evidence the conclusions were wrong.

Date: 12/07/2014 | Local News


Event raises more than $300,000 for Providence Autism Center

More than 620 guests attended the Providence General Foundation's Festival of Trees Gala Dinner and Auction on Thursday evening in the Tulalip Resort Casino's Orca Ballroom. More than $300,000 was raised during the event's "Fund a Need" donations, which will support the new...

Date: 12/06/2014 | Local News


Lights for a cause

Festival of Trees benefits Providence children's services

Date: 12/03/2014 | Local News


'Perfect volunteers'

Couple keeps things tidy for Arlington hospital

Date: 11/28/2014 | Local News


8 Washington hospitals prepare for Ebola patients

OLYMPIA — The state Health Department says the risk of Ebola in Washington is low, but eight hospitals are preparing to care for Ebola patients if needed.The hospitals following the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines are:

Date: 11/18/2014 | Northwest


1-day strike at 2 hospitals at Tacoma

TACOMA — About 1,100 workers have started a one-day strike at St. Joseph Medical Center in Tacoma and St. Clare Hospital in Lakewood.

Date: 11/18/2014 | Northwest


Gone, but not forgotten

Donation drive in Arlington honors son who died of cancer

Date: 11/17/2014 | Local News


Snohomish County Ebola plan in the works, just in case

EVERETT — On the rare chance that someone with Ebola shows up in Snohomish County, paramedics, hospitals, clinics and public health experts would be faced with a contagious, dangerous disease unlike anything they've ever seen.That's why they've been quietly working...

Date: 11/10/2014 | Local News


Providence, Harborview hospitals differ on trauma care capacity

A hospital's trauma-care designation reflects the capabilities of the emergency room to treat severe injuries. Harborview Medical Center in Seattle is rated Level I for both adult and pediatric patients.

Date: 10/29/2014 | Local News


Already, some second-guess Marysville first-responders

EVERETT — Just days after the fatal Marysville Pilchuck High School shootings, Seattle trauma experts are questioning decisions to send victims to an Everett hospital — and by ambulance instead of helicopter.

Date: 10/28/2014 | Local News


Risk justifies inconvenience of quarantine

No, it was not OK that Dr. Craig Spencer ran around New York City upon his return from treating Ebola patients in Guinea. Among other activities, he took the subways, went bowling in Brooklyn, strolled the crowded High Line park and patronized a meatball joint in Greenwich Village.

Date: 10/28/2014 | Opinion Columnists


4 critically wounded students were shot in the head

EVERETT — Besides the two who died Friday at Marysville Pilchuck High School, four students were critically wounded by gunshots.Two girls and a boy suffered serious head wounds, and a second boy was shot in the jaw.

Date: 10/24/2014 | Local News


Olympia hospital must start paying business tax

OLYMPIA — Providence St. Peter Hospital in Olympia will have to start paying a city business tax that will cost it an estimated $340,000 next year.

Date: 10/22/2014 | Northwest


Taking steps to hold down health care costs

Washington is one of the most efficient states in the nation when it comes to the delivery of cost-effective health care. However, new statewide analysis shows that many patients still receive unneeded and expensive care. This excess care dramatically adds to the cost of health care...

Date: 10/21/2014 | Commentary


Little ones live forever

Vigil marks Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day

Date: 10/15/2014 | Local News


Self-serve check-in

Check out Everett Clinic's new kiosks

Date: 10/13/2014 | Business


Arlington hospital puts spotlight on women's health

ARLINGTON - Cascade Valley Hospital is gearing up for its first ever Women's Expo, taking place Oct. 11."We feel very strongly as a good community partner, we have a responsibility to help share health and safety information with our community," said Jennifer...

Date: 10/07/2014 | Business


Harborview among 5 hospitals to treat Ebola, if necessary

SHORELINE — Harborview Medical Center in Seattle has agreed to treat American patients sickened with Ebola who need to be evacuated from West Africa — one of five U.S. hospitals to do so, health officials said Monday.

Date: 10/06/2014 | Local News


Seattle hospital to take Ebola patients if needed

SHORELINE — Harborview Medical Center in Seattle said Monday it is willing to receive U.S. residents who are evacuated from West Africa for treatment of Ebola.

Date: 10/06/2014 | Northwest


Worker electrocuted in Edmonds identified

EDMONDS — A 38-year-old man who was killed Wednesday in a construction accident at Swedish/Edmonds hospital has been identified as Jason E. Vanlandingham.

Date: 08/21/2014 | Local News


Worker electrocuted at Edmonds construction site

EDMONDS — A 38-year-old man was fatally electrocuted in a construction accident at Swedish/Edmonds hospital on Wednesday afternoon, according to Edmonds police.The man was working with a compressed air tool in a ditch when the accident happened at 1:50 p.m., Sgt. Josh McClure said.

Date: 08/20/2014 | Local News


Bid for new psychiatric hospital denied

The battle among providers to establish more in-patient psychiatric beds in Snohomish County is down to two players — at least for now.

Date: 08/11/2014 | Local News




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