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2014-09-09 12:26:27

DENVER, Sept. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Monigle, a leading national brand consultancy, and Franciscan Health System, part of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI), have introduced a new brand and name, CHI Franciscan Health. For the last 18 years Franciscan Health System has been a part of CHI, one of the nation's largest health systems, although its brand did not reflect the association. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140909/144530 Monigle led the rebrand of CHI nationally and...

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...

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....


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grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'