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2014-02-07 08:24:38

TACOMA, Wash., Feb. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In a sharply divided 5-4 decision, the Washington Supreme Court held yesterday that religious non-profit employers cannot discriminate against their employees whose jobs are unrelated to the religious mission of the employer. While the Court held that a state law exemption for religious employers is not unconstitutional in all circumstances, it determined that a hospital security guard who was terminated after suffering a stroke can...

2013-09-16 04:21:13

Successful employee experience leads to virtual care for the public TACOMA, Wash., Sept. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Tacoma-based Franciscan Health System introduces Franciscan Virtual Urgent Care, a healthcare service that allows anyone in Franciscan's service area to receive care for a wide range of common conditions 24/7 via phone or video chat on smartphone, tablet or PC. Franciscan offers the full spectrum of primary and specialty care, and now virtual urgent care extends...

2011-12-16 12:41:00

DENVER, Dec. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- HCA-HealthONE, LLC announces today plans for expansion of its regional network of care to include behavioral health services. Construction will begin at The Medical Center of Aurora North Campus (I-225 & 6th Ave., 700 Potomac St., Aurora) early spring of 2012 with an anticipated open date of fall 2012. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20111216/LA24348) Due to state budget cuts in recent years, mental health services have lost...

2011-03-16 08:54:00

ENUMCLAW, Wash. and RALEIGH, N.C., March 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- TeleHealth Services, the nation's leading provider of healthcare-grade televisions and interactive patient education solutions, today announced an extended partnership with the Franciscan Health System, which has chosen TeleHealth as its interactive patient education and entertainment partner for the new hospital in Enumclaw. St. Elizabeth Hospital opened Feb. 2, 2011, replacing the aging Enumclaw Regional Hospital. Leaders...

2010-11-20 00:00:52

Franciscan Medical Group (http://www.fmg.fhshealth.org), the largest physician-led, multi-specialty medical group in South Puget Sound, today announced family physician George Magley, MD, of Enumclaw Medical Center, was recently selected as the Best Favorite Doctor in the 2010 KING 5 Best of Western Washington contest. Tacoma, WA (PRWEB) November 19, 2010 Franciscan Medical Group (http://www.fmg.fhshealth.org), the largest physician-led, multi-specialty medical group in South Puget Sound,...

2010-10-26 10:35:00

ENUMCLAW, Wash., Oct. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- The emergency department (ED) at Enumclaw Regional Hospital (ERH) received the Washington State Medical Association's 2010 William O. Robertson Patient Safety Award for its new patient flow program that improved overall patient safety. In one year, the emergency department reduced door-to-doctor times, total time spent in the department, and the number of patients who left the department before being seen. "Thanks to this award-winning patient...

2010-06-16 13:23:00

PORTLAND, Ore., June 16 /PRNewswire/ -- The Regence Foundation announced today it has selected four physicians and a statewide consumer coalition to receive Sojourns Awards. The award recognizes leaders in the field of palliative care. Each awardee has designated a nonprofit to receive the $50,000 grant associated with the award to support continued advancements in palliative care. Palliative care is an approach to care that brings holistic relief and comfort to seriously ill patients...

2010-03-03 15:47:00

TACOMA, Wash., March 3 /PRNewswire/ -- The famous beads were handed out left and right, but it was for a much more important purpose than for what the day is typically known. The Breast Cancer Partnership of Tacoma gave new meaning to the usual Mardi Gras celebration when 89 underserved and uninsured women were given access to mammograms on Feb. 16 at the Carol Milgard Breast Center. For many, all ranging in age from 40 to 64, this was their first opportunity for a mammogram, due to a...

2010-02-15 08:38:00

Additional Grants and Donations Total Approximately $50,000 NEWTOWN SQUARE, Pa. and CLEARWATER, Fla., Feb. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Catholic Health East and BayCare Health System are each donating $100,000 to support Global Health Ministry's relief efforts in Haiti. Global Health Ministry, a supportive health corporation of Catholic Health East, will use the funds to help rebuild the Hospital St. Francis de Sales in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, which was decimated after the earthquake....

2009-10-14 17:40:00

TACOMA, Wash., Oct. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Spectrum Pension Consultants, a retirement plan consulting firm based in Tacoma, WA, is pleased to announce that the 2009 Spectrum Open raised over $100,000, including enough sleeper chairs to outfit every room in the oncology unit at St. Joseph's Hospital. "This event was a huge success. It exceeded all of our expectations from a participation and fundraising perspective. It was incredible to watch pledges come in to fund 19 sleeper chairs...