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MultiCare Auburn Medical Center upgraded to an electronic health record system Oct. 1, exactly one year after joining MultiCare Health System. Called MultiCare Connect, the Epic electronic health record system securely stores a patient's entire health history, which gives caregivers instant access to the medical information they need to take care of you.
Katherine Bechtold, MHA, BSN, the Senior Vice President and Chief Nurse Executive at MultiCare Health System in Tacoma, Wash., has been named one of just 20 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Executive Nurse Fellows for 2013.
Longtime MultiCare Health System President and CEO Diane Cecchettini, RN, has announced plans to retire the second quarter of 2014.
The MultiCare Health System Board of Directors has assembled a search committee to begin the process of recruiting the next CEO.
MultiCare Auburn Medical Center welcomes four osteopathic family medicine residents from HealthPoint’s Auburn campus for their inpatient rotations.
MultiCare Health System is one of the nation’s Most Wired health care organizations for the fifth year in a row, according to a survey released in the current issue of Hospitals & Health Networks magazine.
Grays Harbor Community Hospital and MultiCare Health System announced today they have signed a Letter of Intent to establish an affiliation network between the two health systems.
On March 26, 2013, MultiCare Health System lifted the visitor restrictions that were put in place to protect newborns in the Family Birth Centers. Siblings of any age are allowed to visit the Birth Center, but children younger than 13 who are not siblings of the baby are still restricted. Some restrictions are still in place at Tacoma General's high-risk nurseries, at Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital, and at the Mary Bridge Pediatric Care Unit at Good Samaritan Hospital.
You may have heard in the news recently that the Food and Drug Administration is warning about a serious side effect of the antibiotic azithromycin. The FDA has reported that it can cause changes that can lead to serious abnormal heart rhythms in some people. Not everyone is at risk. If you have questions or concerns, talk with your health care provider.
UPDATE: On March 26, 2013, MultiCare Health System lifted some of the visitor restrictions that were put in place to protect newborns and their families. Details here: http://multica.re/XjWC3X
Florence Chang has been promoted to Executive Vice President of the not-for-profit MultiCare Health System based in Tacoma, Wash. In this new role, Chang is responsible for inpatient and service operations of MultiCare – the hospitals, programs and services within them, as well as Information Services.