Members in the Media: Ferry County doctor leads northeast Washington through the pandemic

Ferry County Memorial Health doctor Sam Artzis was featured in the Spokesman Review for leading northeast Washington through the pandemic against a wall of misinformation. Dr. Artzis lead the team at Ferry County Memorial Health in distributing vaccine doses through Ferry, Stevens, and Pend-Orielle counties to those who were eligible during the earliest days of […]

Members in the Media: Quality improvements in stroke treatment highlighted on CDC website

Kittitas stroke event

Between 2018 and 2020, members of the Washington Rural Health Collaborative participated in a Coverdell-sponsored quality improvement project aimed to achieve at least the 75th percentile on three of the American Heart Association’s Get With The Guidelines® stroke performance measures. Through this project, the average door-to-CT time at the 13 participating hospitals went from a […]

Members in the Media: Kittitas County is Featured on CNN

On Monday, January 25, 2021, Kittitas Valley Hospital was featured in an article on CNN. The article begins, “A rural county in Washington state is lapping the field when it comes to distribution of the coronavirus vaccine.” While Kittitas County has given 53% of its current vaccines, the county has vaccine clinics running through this week […]

Healthcare Innovation: Physicians, Hospitals in Washington State Pursue Value During a Time of Pandemic

On Thursday, October 29, and Friday, October 30, Healthcare Innovation sponsored its Pacific Northwest Virtual Healthcare Innovation Summit. On the morning of October 29, Healthcare Innovation Editor-in-Chief Mark Hagland moderated a panel entitled “Delivering on Value in the Era of COVID-19.” His panelists were Melanie Matthews, CEO, Physicians of Southwest Washington (Olympia), and Elya Prystowsky, Ph.D., executive director of the Washington Rural Health Collaborative (Olympia), […]

Summit Pacific Receives Washington State Hospital Association’s Rural Quality Everyday Extraordinary Award for Opioid Crisis Intervention

(ELMA, WA) – The Washington State Hospital Association (WSHA) announced that Summit Pacific’s “Rural Opioid Crisis Intervention Quality Improvement” has been awarded WSHA’s 2020 Rural Quality Everyday Extraordinary Award. This award recognizes outstanding improvement in the safety and quality of rural healthcare. Summit Pacific received the award for its work in starting a Medication-Assisted-Treatment (MAT) […]

Members in the Media: Forks Hospital is Featured on Amateur Radio

On Friday, October 2, 2020, Forks Community Hospital was featured on Amateur Radio Newsline Report regarding their efforts to expand radio frequency (RF) coverage in the most remote areas of Clallam County, Washington. To listen to this broadcast, click here. Coverage of Forks Community Hospital begins at minute 4:00.

LifeNet Health Recognizes Mason General Hospital For Support of Tissue Donation

On Aug. 10, 2020, LifeNet Health recognized Mason General Hospital for its outstanding support for the gift of tissue donation. Mason General Hospital received the Washington Critical Access Hospital of the Year Award, which is given to hospital partners for outstanding collaboration and commitment to achieve and sustain high standards in support of the donation process through education, leadership, outreach and activities.