CHI Franciscan Health in the News

October – December 2014

Editorial: Good and bad news (Central Kitsap Reporter, October 3)

‘Breast Health & You’ education event at Harrison [Medical Center -] Silverdale (Bremerton Patriot, October 1)

Chamber announces award nominees (Central Kitsap Reporter, October 6)

[CHI] Franciscan [Health]’s Regional Hospital to move (Pierce County Business Examiner, October 8)

Permits filed for Harrison [Medical Center]’s Silverdale expansion (Central Kitsap Reporter, October 9 by Chris Tucker)

Enumclaw St. Elizabeth Hospital hosts Bras for the Cause (Enumclaw Courier-Herald, October 13)

St. Clare Hospital donates funds for new Tyee Park Elementary playground equipment (The Suburban Times, October 13 by Gary Sabol)

Consumers like both Tacoma hospitals (Pierce County Business Examiner, October 13)

Beating breast cancer surrounded by support, love, care in Federal Way (Federal Way Mirror, October 14)

CHI Franciscan Health: Celebrates One-Year Anniversary of Virtual Urgent Care (, October 15)

Digital Doc: CHI Franciscan Health patients save $600K with Virtual Urgent Care (Health Care Inc. Northwest, October 15 by Annie Zak)

CHI Franciscan Health Celebrates One-Year Anniversary of Virtual Urgent Care (Enhanced Online News, October 15)

‘Virtual Doc’ has successful first year (Pierce County Business Examiner, October 15)

Regional Hospital in Tukwila moving to Highline Medical Center in Burien (Tukwila Reporter, October 15)

Is it time for your mammogram? (Federal Way Mirror, October 16 by Cynthia Kannenberg)

Video: St. Joseph Medical Center in Tacoma, [CHI] Franciscan Health hold Ebola seminars for workers (Q13 Fox, October 16 by John Hopperstad)

CHI Franciscan [Health] names CEO for Bremerton hospital (Pierce County Business Examiner, October 16)

Harrison Medical Center names David Schultz as new president (Central Kitsap Reporter, October 16)

David Schultz named new president of Harrison Medical Center (Becker’s Hospital Review, October 17)

Harrison Medical Center appoints new board members (Bremerton Patriot, October 20)

Insurance goliath Aetna debuts new plan in Washington state (Health Care Inc. Northwest, October 23 by Annie Zak)

Aetna Collaborates with Four Provider Groups, Introduces Aetna Whole Health Plan in Washington (Business Wire, October 23)

Schultz named new president for Harrison [Medical Center] (Port Orchard Independent, October 24)

Grow it, show it: men, it’s Movember on the Plateau (Enumclaw Courier-Herald, October 28)

Aetna Cuts 4 New Accountable Care Deals (HealthLeaders Media, October 31 by Christopher Cheney)

Briefly in Business: Harrison Medical Center appoints new board members (Central Kitsap Reporter, October 30)

County prepared to handle Ebola (Central Kitsap Reporter, October 31 by Chris Tucker)

1,100 union health care workers set to strike as CHI Franciscan (Health Care Inc. Northwest, November 7 by Annie Zak)

Enumclaw clinics closed due to power outage (Enumclaw Courier-Herald, November 12)

CHI Franciscan earns cardiac accreditation (Pierce County Business Examiner, November 13)

CHI Franciscan Health Designated as The First Northwest Accredited Heart Failure System by The Healthcare Colloquium (PR Newswire, November 13)

On strike: Workers at two hospitals in Pierce County walk out (Q13 Fox, November 17 by James Lynch)

1.1k+ workers strike at 2 CHI Franciscan Health hospitals (Becker’s Hospital Review, November 18 by Heather Punke)

Limited strike at [CHI] Franciscan health sites (Pierce County Business Examiner, November 18)

Workers at two Pierce County hospitals end strike after one day (Q13 Fox, November 18)

1,100 workers stage one-day strike at 2 Pierce Co. hospitals (KOMONews, November 18)

About 1,100 Workers Go On Strike at Two Pierce County Hospitals (KPLU Radio, November 18 by Ashley Gross)

Union employees strike at 2 Pierce County hospitals (, November 18 by Tim Haeck)

Harrison [Medical Center] one of eight hospitals preparing for ongoing treatment of Ebola patients (Central Kitsap Reporter, November 18 )

Harrison Medical Center board approves single hospital campus (Central Kitsap Reporter, November 19)

Charges: Man stole $100K of electronics from former employer (KOMONews, November 21 by Michael Hawthorne)

Nation mobilized for Ebola, but flu prevention is bigger concern (Bonney Lake Courier-Herald, November 26)

Security Breach: IT Contractor Steals $100L from Franciscan Health Care (HIT Consultant, November 28)

CHI Franciscan goes coastal for next CEO (Pierce County Business Examiner, December 2014)

Compensation: experience pays off (Today’s Hospitalist, December 2014 by Deborah Gesensway)

CHI Franciscan names new CEO (Pierce County Business Examiner, December 3)

New Jersey health executive to become new CEO of CHI Franciscan Health (Puget Sound Business Journal, December 3 by Annie Zak)

Ketul J. Patel Named New CEO of CHI Franciscan Health (Sys-Con Media, December 3)

CHI Franciscan Health names Ketul Patel CEO (Becker’s Hospital Review, December 3 by Tamara Rosin)

CityLine: Franciscan Polar Plaza (City of Tacoma, December 4 by Carol Mitchell)

Consolidation, Expansion Project Approved for Harrison Medical Center (Healthcare Design, December 4 by Shandi Matambanadzo)

CHI Franciscan Health names new CEO (Modern Healthcare, December 5 by Adam Rubenfire)

Ketul J. Patel named CEO of CHI Franciscan Health (Enumclaw Courier-Herald, December 7)

CEO to know: Ketul Patel with CHI Franciscan Health (Becker’s Hospital Review, December 8 by Tamara Rosin)

Harrison Medical Center board approves single hospital campus (Port Orchard Independent, December 11)

130 women hospital and health system leaders to know| 2014 (Becker’s Hospital Review, December 12)

CHI Franciscan Health nurses recognized (Enumclaw Courier Herald, December 13)

Health officials urge vaccinations against flu (Eatonville Dispatch, December 15 by Pat Jenkins)

Virtual Urgent Care helps save time, money (Bonney Lake Courier-Herald, December 15)

New not-for-profit psychiatric hospital in Pierce County (Bonney Lake Courier-Herald, December 17)

Washington health care organizations saw big shifts in leadership this year (Health Care Inc. Northwest, December 19 by Annie Zak)

CHI faces financial strains in building national network (Modern Healthcare, December 20 by Melanie Evans)

Remembering the virtuous life of St. Elizabeth (Enumclaw Courier-Herald, December 22 by David Rapp)

Plans hear up to build new $41M psychiatric hospital in Pierce County (Health Care Inc. Northwest, December 23 by Annie Zak)

New hospital president is on the job (Central Kitsap Reporter, December 26 by Chris Tucker)