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December 14, 2015
Urgent Care Provider CityMD Partners with CHI Franciscan Health to Expand Into Pacific Northwest

Industry leading urgent care provider CityMD, in partnership with CHI Franciscan Health, an emerging health care provider in the Pacific Northwest, have partnered to open west coast urgent care locations in the Seattle-Tacoma area beginning in the summer of 2016.
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December 11, 2015
CHI Franciscan Health Hospitals Receive National Cardiovascular Accreditation

Three CHI Franciscan Health hospitals have received accreditation for cardiac catheterization and percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) from Accreditation for Cardiovascular Excellence (ACE).
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December 4, 2015
Highline Medical Center Earns Distinction as Accredited Heart Failure Center

Highline Medical Center, a part of CHI Franciscan Health, has been recognized by the Battelle Healthcare Colloquium as an Accredited Heart Center.
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December 4, 2015
St. Joseph Medical Center Receives Get with the Guidelines-Stroke Silver Plus Quality Achievement Award

St. Joseph Medical Center, part of CHI Franciscan Health, has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Silver Plus Quality Achievement Award with Target: StrokeSM Honor Roll.
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November 18, 2015
Community Coalition Formed to Address the Behavioral Health Crisis in Pierce and South King Counties

A prominent group of more than 50 community leaders have come together to address the behavioral health crisis in Pierce and South King Counties.
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November 18, 2015
CHI Franciscan Health and BloodworksNW Partner in Cord Blood Collection

CHI Franciscan Health and Bloodworks Northwest (formerly Puget Sound Blood Center) have joined together in a program to collect umbilical cord blood from new mothers giving birth at St. Joseph Medical Center in Tacoma.
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November 18, 2015
CHI Franciscan Health Invites Men to ‘Grow the Mo’

Grow it. Show it. Support men’s health. That’s the call to action for men (and the women who care about them) to participate in an evening of mustache appreciation, food and fun in support of men’s cancer education and programs as part of “Movember on the Plateau” which will be celebrated on Thursday, Nov. 19 at The Claw in Enumclaw.
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November 18, 2015
CHI Franciscan Health Announces Market President for Pierce County

CHI Franciscan Health welcomes Syd Bersante as market president for Pierce County. As market president, she holds responsibility for St. Clare Hospital, Lakewood, St. Elizabeth Hospital, Enumclaw and St. Joseph Medical Center, Tacoma.
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November 18, 2015
CHI Franciscan Health Announces New Market President for South King County

CHI Franciscan Health welcomes Tony McLean, market president for South King County. As market president, he holds responsibility for St. Francis Hospital, Federal Way and as of Jan. 1, 2016 will oversee Highline Medical Center, Burien.
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October 19, 2015
St. Anthony Hospital Receives Statewide Recognition for Improving Patient Safety

St. Anthony Hospital, Gig Harbor, a part of CHI Franciscan Health, was recognized for outstanding achievement in making health care safer at the 83rd Annual Meeting of the Washington State Hospital Association (WSHA) in Seattle.
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October 19, 2015
St. Joseph Medical Center Honored with Consumer Choice Award for 16th Year

St. Joseph Medical Center, a part of CHI Franciscan Health, is a co-winner of the 2015/2016 Consumer Choice Award based on a survey of Tacoma area residents by National Research Corporation.
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October 19, 2015
CHI Franciscan Health Appoints New Chief Operating Officer

CHI Franciscan Health has selected Ian G. Worden as its new chief operating officer.
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October 9, 2015
CHI Franciscan Health Celebrates 35 Years of Midwifery

In 1980, CHI Franciscan Health began offering midwifery services at St. Joseph Medical Center with one Certified Nurse Midwife (CNM) who delivered approximately 50 babies that year.
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September 30, 2015
Chamber to Honor St. Francis Hospital, Seaport Alliance, and Farmers Market with Impact Awards at Annual Chamber Gala

The Greater Federal Way Chamber will honor three businesses with Impact Awards as part of its annual Gala on November 14.
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September 30, 2015
CHI Franciscan Health Polar Plaza Ice Rink Returns for its Fifth Year!

Tacoma’s only open-air ice skating rink is back for a seven-week run at Tollefson Plaza thanks to presenting sponsor CHI Franciscan Health and organizing partner Tacoma Art Museum (TAM).
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September 30, 2015
Harrison Medical Center and First Choice Health Reach Agreement

Harrison Medical Center, a part of CHI Franciscan Health and First Choice Health today announced agreement on a new three year contract providing First Choice members access to all local health care services at Harrison Medical Center at in-network rates.
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September 18, 2015
CHI Franciscan Health Receives Funding for New Community Coalition on Key Peninsula

The Franciscan Foundation, part of CHI Franciscan Health, has secured a $32,000 grant to develop the Key Peninsula Healthy Community Coalition.
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September 18, 2015
CHI Franciscan Health Wins Multiple Awards for Excellence in Patient Care

CHI Franciscan Health has been honored by HealthStream, Inc. with four Excellence through Insight awards for Overall Patient Experience as rated through their CG-CAHPS database.
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August 27, 2015
St. Clare Hospital Nurse Honored Nationally for Heart Failure Care

Rose Bruce, MSN, RN, ACNS-BC, CCRN, a clinical nurse specialist at St. Clare Hospital, part of CHI Franciscan Health, has been awarded the Nurse Maven Award by the Battelle Healthcare Colloquium.
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August 27, 2015
CHI Franciscan Health First in State to Use New Device to Prevent Seizures

CHI Franciscan Health is the first health system in Washington state to use a newly approved medical device that can prevent and treat seizures in epilepsy patients who are resistant to drug treatments.
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August 14, 2015
CenteringPregnancy® Sessions Now Being Offered in Federal Way

CHI Franciscan Health is now offering CenteringPregnancy® groups at Franciscan Women’s Health Associates in Federal Way, for patients who deliver at St. Francis Hospital.
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August 14, 2015
CHI Franciscan Health Receives Funding for New Behavioral Health Initiative

The Franciscan Foundation, part of CHI Franciscan Health, has secured a $98,279 grant to develop and launch the Prevent-Avert-Respond (PAR) Mental Health Initiative in Pierce County.
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August 4, 2015
CHI Franciscan Health Launches Franciscan Health at Home

CHI Franciscan Health now offers home health services to patients in Pierce County through Franciscan Health at Home.
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August 4, 2015
St. Elizabeth Hospital Again Recognized as “Most Wired”

St. Elizabeth Hospital, part of CHI Franciscan Health, has been recognized as one of “Health Care’s Most Wired” small hospitals in the country for 2015 by Hospitals & Health Networks.
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July 20, 2015
CHI Franciscan Health Names Market President for Peninsula Region

CHI Franciscan Health has named David Schultz, market president for the Peninsula Region that includes Harrison Medical Center, Bremerton and Silverdale and St. Anthony Hospital, Gig Harbor.
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July 15, 2015
Catholic Health Initiatives Gives $1.2 Million Grant to Highline Health Connections

Catholic Health Initiatives’ (CHI) Mission and Ministry Fund announced a $1.2 million grant to Highline Medical Center’s Highline Health Connections program that serves the community’s most medically vulnerable patients. Highline is part of CHI Franciscan Health, a network of hospitals, clinics and health services.
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July 15, 2015
CHI Franciscan Health Joins Cambia Grove as an Anchor Partner to Drive Healthcare Innovation

Today, CHI Franciscan Health has signed on as the latest anchor partner for the Cambia Grove. Our anchor partners commit to piloting programs with entrepreneurs, innovators, business, and investors who are collectively seeking to solve some of the health care industry’s most pressing challenges.
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June 25, 2015
St. Joseph and Harrison Medical Centers Rated Tops in Nation for Cardiac Surgery

Franciscan Cardiothoracic Surgery Associates receives 3-Star rating.
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June 25, 2015
CHI Franciscan Health Cancer Care Expands Infusion Clinic in Gig Harbor

New clinic on the third floor of the Milgard Medical Pavilion.
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June 11, 2015
Harrison Medical Center Earned an ‘A’ Grade for Patient Safety in Leapfrog’s Spring 2015 Hospital Safety Score

Harrison Medical Center, part of CHI Franciscan Health, has been recognized for its dedication to patient safety by being awarded an ‘A’ grade in the Spring 2015 Hospital Safety Score, which rates how well hospitals protect patients from preventable medical errors, injuries and infections within the hospital.
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June 10, 2015
Interim President Named at St. Elizabeth Hospital

Tony McLean, current president of St. Francis Hospital in Federal Way, has been appointed as interim president at St. Elizabeth Hospital, part of CHI Franciscan Health.
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June 10, 2015
CHI Franciscan Health Wins Multiple Advertising and Marketing Awards

CHI Franciscan Health has been honored with numerous awards for their advertising and marketing efforts in 2014.
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May 29, 2015
St. Clare Hospital President Named University of Washington-Tacoma Distinguished Alumni

Kathy Bressler, president of St. Clare Hospital, a part of CHI Franciscan Health, was honored with the 2015 Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of Washington – Tacoma.
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May 29, 2015
CHI Franciscan Health Nurse Named Pierce County Nurse of the Year

Amanda Mackey, a nurse at St. Clare Hospital, part of CHI Franciscan Health, has been named the 2015 Pierce County Nurse of the Year by the Pierce County Nurses Association
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May 7, 2015
St. Clare Hospital to Update Student Photography Exhibit

Ten students from Lakes High School in Lakewood will have their photography work showcased in a new exhibit at an unveiling event titled “Contributing Toward Creating a Healthy Community” on Wednesday, April 22 at St. Clare Hospital, a part of CHI Franciscan Health.
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May 7, 2015
CHI Franciscan Health Launches Sports, Orthopedics and Spine Health Center

CHI Franciscan Health now offers Franciscan Sports, Orthopedics and Spine Health Centers in Tacoma, Lakewood and Silverdale.
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May 7, 2015
CHI Franciscan Health Breaks Ground for New Medical Pavilion Burien

Designed by doctors and staff to allow more time with patients, the planned Franciscan Medical Pavilion – Highline, will offer both high-tech and high-touch features, such as advanced 3D mammography and a children’s play area, when it opens in Burien in early 2016.
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April 23, 2015
Thomas A. Kruse Named Chief Strategy, Integration and Innovation Officer

Thomas A. Kruse has been named chief strategy, integration and innovation officer for CHI Franciscan Health.
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April 15, 2015
St. Elizabeth President Accepts Position at New England Medical Center

Donna Russell-Cook, president of St. Elizabeth Hospital in Enumclaw, a part of CHI Franciscan Health, has announced she is leaving to join a medical center in northeastern New England.
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April 2, 2015
CHI Franciscan Health, UnitedHealthcare Renew Network Relationship

CHI Franciscan Health and UnitedHealthcare have renewed their network relationship, ensuring people enrolled in UnitedHealthcare individual, employer-sponsored, Medicare and Medicaid plans have continued, uninterrupted access to CHI Franciscan hospitals and ancillary facilities as well as Franciscan Medical Group physicians.
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March 27, 2015
Harrison Medical Center Selects Balfour Beatty Construction to Expand Acute Care Hospital in Silverdale, Washington

Harrison Medical Center, a part of CHI Franciscan Health, has selected Balfour Beatty Construction’s Washington State Division to provide preconstruction and construction services in support of the acute care hospital expansion in Silverdale.
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March 27, 2015
CHI Franciscan Health Awarded March of Dimes Grant

CHI Franciscan Health was awarded a one year $20,000 grant from the March of Dimes, Washington Chapter to support and expand the CenteringPregnancy® program in Tacoma.
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March 24, 2015
St. Clare Surgical Nurses Win National Award

The perioperative nursing team at St. Clare Hospital has been named the national winner of The Competence & Credentialing Institute’s (CCI) 2015 TrueNorth Award.
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March 4, 2015
Molina Healthcare Becomes First Health Plan to Cover the Cost of Franciscan Virtual Urgent Care

Today, CHI Franciscan Health and Molina Healthcare announced that Molina will now cover the cost of Franciscan Virtual Urgent Care visits for all of its Medicaid members with a Franciscan Primary Care Provider.
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February 13, 2015
Harrison Medical Center and Regence Reach Agreement

Harrison Medical Center, a part of CHI Franciscan Health and Regence BlueShield today announced agreement on a new contract providing Regence members access to all local health care services at Harrison Medical Center and Harrison HealthPartners at in-network rates.
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February 4, 2015
CHI Franciscan Harrison Acquires Assets of Advanced Medical Imaging and Olympic Radiology

Harrison Medical Center acquired Advanced Medical Imaging (AMI) and Olympic Radiology’s imaging centers assets, effective January 1, 2015.
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January 23, 2015
CHI Franciscan Health Expands Virtual Urgent Care to Harrison and Highline Medical Center Patients

Tacoma-based CHI Franciscan Health has announced that it is expanding Virtual Urgent Care to serve patients in the service areas of Bremerton’s Harrison Medical Center and Burien’s Highline Medical Center.
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January 23, 2015
Certified Nurse Midwife Accepting Patients at Canyon Road Clinic

Ashley Milligan, a Certified Nurse Midwife (CNM) and Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP), who currently sees patients at Franciscan Women’s Health Associates in Tacoma will begin seeing patients at the specialty clinic on Canyon Road starting Friday, January 9.
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January 23, 2015
Certified Nurse Midwives Accepting Patients in Bonney Lake and Enumclaw

Cheryl Carney is a Certified Nurse Midwife (CNM) and an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP). Leslie Schear is also a CNM and an ARNP, and is fluent in Spanish.
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January 8, 2015
Michael Marshall, MD, Named President and Chief Medical Officer of Franciscan Medical Group

Michael Marshall, MD, has been named the new President and Chief Medical Officer for Franciscan Medical Group, CHI Franciscan Health’s regional network of clinics, physicians and other providers.
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