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Jul15

Tacoma and Puyallup home to five Top Doctors

Meet the five MultiCare Health System physicians on the Seattle magazine 2014 Top Docs list.
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Jul9

Confirmed cases of measles reported in South King and Pierce counties

The public health agencies of King County and Pierce County have reported a number of confirmed cases of measles occurring between June 10 and July 4, 2014. As of July 9, seven people who sought care at the following MultiCare Health System facilities were later identified as having measles and may have exposed others to the virus.

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May20

Anesthesia module coming to Tacoma, Gig Harbor

Following the launch of MultiCare Connect Anesthesia Module at Good Samaritan, Allenmore, Auburn Medical Center and Covington, MultiCare plans to launch the module at Tacoma General, Mary Bridge, Baker Center and Gig Harbor on Tuesday, June 3. 
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May1

New MultiCare CEO takes helm

William G. “Bill” Robertson begins his tenure today as the new President and Chief Executive Officer of Tacoma-based MultiCare Health System.
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May1

Practice alert: Labeling medications

In our recent CMS survey, it was discovered that we do not consistently follow safety standards for labeling medications, medication containers (e.g. syringes, medicine cups, and basins), and other solutions on and off the sterile field in perioperative and other procedural settings. 
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Apr17

UpToDate service has resumed

Earlier this spring, we had transitioned from UpToDate to DynaMed as our preferred clinical reference tool. Subsequently, we received considerable feedback from physicians that led to an online survey to more intentionally gather physician input and feedback. As a result of your valuable feedback, we are pleased to announce that we have resumed UpToDate access for all MultiCare physicians as of April 11, 2014
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Apr14

ICD-10 update and workflow changes

Recent federal legislation states CMS may not mandate ICD-10 implementation prior to October 1, 2015. It is unclear whether or not CMS and other payers will implement in advance of that deadline. Evaluating the path moving forward, MultiCare does not want to lose momentum with the progress we are making towards a successful implementation.
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Apr7

Federal government delays ICD-10 implementation

The Senate voted to delay ICD-10 implementation by one additional year to Oct. 1, 2015. This decision marks the second implementation delay since 2012
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Mar31

Communicate electronically with hospice as of April 1

Effective April 1, MultiCare Connect® users will be able to communicate electronically with the MultiCare Good Samaritan Hospice team through Epic. Physicians will be able to write a patient referral, sign a referral, write the order, sign the hospice certificate of terminal illness and other orders electronically.
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Mar5

Incredible journey: 22 babies move into expanded NICU in Tacoma

Just after sunrise Tuesday, the first of 22 tiny babies began the journey to the new and expanded Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at MultiCare Tacoma General Hospital. By 11 a.m., all 22 babies were safe and snug in their new private rooms.
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