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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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