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MultiCare hospitals honored for stroke care

Only three hospitals in the South Sound – all of them with MultiCare Health System -- have been recognized for providing a high level of stroke care. MultiCare Auburn Medical Center, MultiCare Good Samaritan Hospital and MultiCare Tacoma General Hospital received the 2014 "Get With The Guidelines" Stroke Gold Plus Performance Achievement Award.


MultiCare hospitals receive 'As' for quality and safety

MultiCare Tacoma General Hospital and MultiCare Good Samaritan Hospital were honored with an "A" Hospital Safety Score by The Leapfrog Group, an independent national nonprofit run by employers and other large purchasers of health benefits.

Diagnosis-based Preference Lists will be eliminated on April 23

As part of the ICD-10 implementation in April 2014, diagnosis based preference lists will be going away. It was determined that with the vast number of codes associated with ICD-10, it would be nearly impossible to create and maintain accurate, user-friendly diagnosis based preference lists.

February Continuing Medical Education

Continuing medical education opportunities for February 2014. 

Update on inpatient dialysis at MultiCare

The vendor that provides dialysis services at MultiCare's Pierce County hospitals is experiencing a temporary staffing shortage and some of our hospitals may not always have the preferred number of dialysis nurses to treat patients. Auburn Medical Center is not served by the same vendor. Because of this shortage, a system-wide team is meeting on a daily basis to review our patients and our processes to ensure we are providing appropriate care. 

Cast your vote for Seattle Magazine's Top Docs

The nomination phase for Seattle magazine's 14th annual "Top Docs" ranking is now open. New this year for the peer-to-peer survey is ability for providers to nominate nurse practitioners and physician assistants. The magazine is also requesting nominations for their second annual community service award.

January Continuing Medical Education

Continuing medical education offerings for January 2014.

December Continuing Medical Education

Continuing medical education opportunities for December.

Alternative documentation tools

Medical documentation is a critical piece of providing quality patient care. With ever-changing technology, documentation tools continue to evolve and improve — creating improved efficiencies and taking less time.

Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) update

Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) is a viral respiratory illness that was first reported in Saudi Arabia in 2012. Since then, it has been monitored and an increase in incidence has occurred in the Middle East. There are now also two reported deaths in the United Kingdom and one in France and the characteristics of a hospital outbreak in Saudi Arabia are fully described in the New England Journal of Medicine.