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PeaceHealth scholarship award winners (Photo) - 07/16/19

The PeaceHealth Southwest Foundation’s Health Career Scholarship Program recently awarded $33,000 in scholarships to 17 students for the 2019-2020 school year. The Scholarship Program provides continuing education scholarship opportunities for PeaceHealth Southwest caregivers and volunteers who are studying to become healthcare professionals. Recipients include PeaceHealth Southwest and PeaceHealth Medical Group caregivers, and PeaceHealth Southwest volunteers.

The Health Career Scholarship Program is funded through donations from PeaceHealth caregivers and volunteers, our generous community, the Jack and Nancy Barry Endowment, and the Sarina Slaid memorial scholarship. 

Award winners:

  • Yoo Sang Ahn, an adult volunteer, received a $2,500 scholarship and is a pre-med student.
  • Jocelin Bibian, a junior volunteer, received a $2,000 scholarship and is majoring in nursing.
  • Darian Bonk, a caregiver, received a $2,000 scholarship and is a pre-med student.
  • Alexis Bullard, a caregiver, received a $1,000 scholarship and is studying to become a nurse practitioner with an emphasis on adult gerontology.
  • Isabel Gutierrez-Johnson, a caregiver, received a $1,000 scholarship and is getting her Bachelor of Science in Nursing.
  • Hannah Han, an adult volunteer, received a $1,750 scholarship and is studying to become a pharmacist.
  • Lilly Kovalenko, an adult volunteer, received a $2,000 scholarship and is majoring in nursing.
  • Ryan Kwon, a junior volunteer, received a $2,500 scholarship and is a pre-med student.
  • Juliah Larson, a caregiver, received a $2,000 scholarship and is majoring in nursing.  
  • Tatyana Molchanova, a caregiver, received a $2,000 scholarship and is pursuing her post-graduate Master of FNP (Family Nurse Practitioner).
  • Sari Munoz, a caregiver, received a $2,000 scholarship, and is studying to become a physician’s assistant.
  • Hieu Nguyen, a caregiver, received a $1,000 scholarship and is pursuing a Bachelor of Sciences in Nursing degree.
  • Nicole Nugent, a junior volunteer, received $4,500 in scholarships which includes the Sarina Slaid Scholarship for $3,000 and Health Career Scholarship for $1,500. Nicole is pursuing a degree in public health.
  • Anthony Phung, an adult volunteer, received a $1,000 scholarship and is a premed student.
  • Irina Panova-Proctor, a caregiver, received a $1,750 scholarship and is pursuing a Bachelor of Sciences in Nursing degree.
  • Ahmed Sheeti, an adult volunteer, received a $2,000 scholarship and is a pre-med student.
  • Leayn VanDeven, a caregiver, received a $2,000 scholarship and is studying to become a nurse practitioner.

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Front row: L-R: Nicole Nugent, Lilly Kovalenko
Middle row: L-R: Isabel Gutierrez-Johnson, Juliah Larson, Ryan Kwon
Last Row: L-R: Leayn VanDeven, Sari Munoz, Ahmed Sheeti

About the PeaceHealth Southwest Foundation
The PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center Foundation is a privately chartered nonprofit corporation, founded in 1983 with the sole purpose of attracting, managing and disbursing charitable gifts made for the benefit of PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center. The Foundation is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors who has fiduciary and legal responsibility for its operations. The Board of Directors, which is made up of donors and friends of the Medical Center, assists the Foundation in carrying out its fundraising, gift processing, investment and disbursement responsibilities. For more information visit www.peacehealth.org/foundation/sw-washington

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PeaceHealth offers free Advance Directive workshops - 07/12/19

PeaceHealth St. John Medical Center is offering free workshops to assist families in creating plans for care in the event a patient is rendered unable to speak on their own behalf. The workshops will provide information and assistance in completing a planning document called an "Advance Directive."

What is an Advance Directive?
An advance directive is a legal form that describes the kinds of medical care a patient desires if something happens that prevents them from participating in their own medical care decisions. Putting these wishes in writing helps avoid confusion or conflict in times of crisis or uncertainty.

Your Voice, Your Choice – Advance Care Planning Workshops
All classes will be held from 2:30 – 4 p.m.

  • Wednesday, Aug. 28 in Conf. Room A/B
  • Wednesday, Oct. 23 in Conf. Room C/D
  • Wednesday, Dec 11 in Conf. Room C/D

Your Voice, Your Choice
Making your personal goals, values, religious and cultural beliefs clearly known in advance of a crisis is one of the greatest gifts you can give yourself, your family and friends. Doing so is a gift of love and peace of mind. PeaceHealth St. John offers free, bi-monthly community presentations to help you complete your own advance directive documents, and also learn how to discuss advance directives with your loved ones. Register at www.peacehealth.org/yourvoiceyourchoice

Questions?
People interested in attending who have questions about the workshops may contact Melissa Ensey at mensey@peacehealth.org.

About PeaceHealth: PeaceHealth, based in Vancouver, Wash., is a not-for-profit Catholic health system offering care to communities in Washington, Oregon and Alaska. PeaceHealth has approximately 16,000 caregivers, a group practice with more than 900 providers and 10 medical centers serving both urban and rural communities throughout the Northwest. In 1890, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace founded what has become PeaceHealth. The Sisters shared expertise and transferred wisdom from one medical center to another, always finding the best way to serve the unmet need for healthcare in their communities. Today, PeaceHealth is the legacy of the founding Sisters and continues with a spirit of respect, stewardship, collaboration and social justice in fulfilling its Mission. Visit us online at peacehealth.org.

PeaceHealth to open same-day clinic in south Eugene - 07/09/19

EUGENE, Ore. -- PeaceHealth Medical Group will open a same-day clinic in the Woodfield Station retail development in south Eugene, offering even more choices to fit with patients’ busy lives. 

PeaceHealth Woodfield Station, located at 2846 Willamette St., will start serving patients on Monday, July 22, and a soft opening celebration will be held on July 26.

“We’re excited to add this clinic to PeaceHealth Medical Group’s network of primary, specialty and urgent care clinics in Eugene-Springfield,” said Brad Wakefield, vice president of operations for PeaceHealth Medical Group’s Oregon network. “It’s in a convenient location and will be open earlier and later than regular medical clinics. This clinic also will offer online scheduling. So someone starting to feel ill in the morning could go online, schedule an appointment for later that same day and be seen when they arrived at the clinic, rather than getting in line.”   

“Increasingly patients want to take care of nonurgent health care needs at times and places that are convenient to them,” Wakefield said. “This is the first of a number of same-day clinics PeaceHealth plans to add to better meet those expectations.”

PeaceHealth Woodfield Station will open with limited hours, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. In September, hours will expand to 8 a.m.-7 p.m., seven days a week, and primary care services will be added at a later date.

A grand opening celebration for the clinic is planned for late September.   

About PeaceHealth: PeaceHealth, based in Vancouver, Wash., is a not-for-profit Catholic health system offering care to communities in Washington, Oregon and Alaska. PeaceHealth has approximately 16,000 caregivers, a group practice with more than 900 providers and 10 medical centers serving both urban and rural communities throughout the Northwest. In 1890, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace founded what has become PeaceHealth. The Sisters shared expertise and transferred wisdom from one medical center to another, always finding the best way to serve the unmet need for healthcare in their communities. Today, PeaceHealth is the legacy of the founding Sisters and continues with a spirit of respect, stewardship, collaboration and social justice in fulfilling its Mission. Visit us online at peacehealth.org.
 

PeaceHealth partners with Mercy Housing Northwest to bring affordable family housing to Vancouver - 06/21/19

Vancouver, Wash. – PeaceHealth is partnering with non-profit developer, Mercy Housing Northwest to bring affordable family housing to Vancouver.

PeaceHealth will donate the land parcel for the project, which is located near PeaceHealth Southwest at NE 5th and NE 93rd Avenue. It will also work collaboratively with Mercy in determining on-site resident services and programming. Mercy will own and manage the housing development which will consist of 72 units for family housing.

“We recognize that our role of caring for our community goes well beyond the walls of our clinics and hospitals,” says Sean Gregory, Chief Executive of PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center. “By collaborating with Mercy, it enables us to directly address housing needs. And, we know that in Vancouver one in three low- or moderate-income households are experiencing a severe cost burden, spending more than half their income on housing.”

Mercy Housing brings a history of successfully developing and managing affordable rental units that give lower-income households a secure place to call home. Since its founding 27 years ago, Mercy has successfully developed more than 2,000 affordable rental homes across 16 counties in Washington.

“Mercy Housing Northwest is delighted to have the opportunity to collaborate with PeaceHealth,” said Bill Rumpf, President of Mercy Housing Northwest, “We look forward to creating 72 new rental homes, with resident services designed to support health and wellness, children’s success in school and financial stability.  We also acknowledge the Vancouver community for approving a housing levy to make it possible to create well-designed, affordable housing.”

The location for the project was chosen based on the adjacency of the site to health care services, as well as being close to jobs, schools, bus service, and major thoroughfares. Resident services and programs will be offered on site.

Over the next few months, PeaceHealth and Mercy will collaborate on collecting input from the community and key stakeholders that will lead to final designs and decisions on resident services. Groundbreaking is projected sometime in 2020, with opening for residents in 2021.

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About PeaceHealth: PeaceHealth, based in Vancouver, Wash., is a not-for-profit Catholic health system offering care to communities in Washington, Oregon and Alaska. PeaceHealth has approximately 16,000 caregivers, a group practice with more than 900 providers and 10 medical centers serving both urban and rural communities throughout the Northwest. In 1890, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace founded what has become PeaceHealth. The Sisters shared expertise and transferred wisdom from one medical center to another, always finding the best way to serve the unmet need for healthcare in their communities. Today, PeaceHealth is the legacy of the founding Sisters and continues with a spirit of respect, stewardship, collaboration and social justice in fulfilling its Mission. Visit us online at peacehealth.org.

About Mercy Housing Northwest: A non-profit organization, Mercy Housing Northwest is a leading developer and manager of affordable family housing. Since its founding 27 years ago, Mercy has successfully developed more than 2,000 affordable rental homes across 16 counties in Washington. The Founding Communities for Mercy Housing Northwest include the Sisters of Providence, Sisters of St Joseph of Peace, Sisters of the Holy Names and the Adrian and Tacoma Dominicans.

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PeaceHealth names Joline Treanor as executive vice president of people and culture (Photo) - 06/20/19

VANCOUVER, Wash. – PeaceHealth recently announced that Joline Treanor will serve as its new executive vice president of people and culture.

An accomplished executive, Treanor will ensure PeaceHealth has the key strategies in place to accelerate a culture of performance excellence, high engagement and continuous improvement. She will also establish the overall people and talent strategies and organizational development plans to attract and develop top talent.

“I often reflect on this quote from author James Michener, ‘And then along comes these differential experiences that you don’t look for, you don’t plan for but boy, you’d better not miss them,’” said Treanor.

“From my very first conversation regarding the opportunity with PeaceHealth, I could feel this spirit of infectious excitement, passion and optimism,” said Treanor. “You can see it in the work that that is being done in the communities PeaceHealth is privileged to serve, in the innovative decision to acquire ZOOM+Care, being named as a top-tier workplace by Becker’s Healthcare, and most importantly, hearing it directly from the caregivers and leaders.”

Treanor brings a depth of knowledge and experience in human resources and change management. Most recently she served as the executive vice president and chief human resources officer for Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. In that role she successfully led an enterprise-wide transformation initiative to support system and hospital integration from a traditional holding company to an operating company model.

Prior to that she served as the senior vice president and chief human resources officer for St. Joseph Health System in Irvine, California and as a director at Deloitte Consulting in Los Angeles, California, where she provided advisory services related to strategy, organizational transformation, human resources operations and technology.

Treanor earned a master’s degree in educational technology and adult learning theory, as well as a bachelor’s degree in psychology from San Diego State University in California.

Treanor will be based at PeaceHealth’s system office in Vancouver, Washington. She will officially join the organization on Aug. 26, 2019.

About PeaceHealth: PeaceHealth, based in Vancouver, Wash., is a not-for-profit Catholic health system offering care to communities in Washington, Oregon and Alaska. PeaceHealth has approximately 16,000 caregivers, a group practice with more than 1,200 providers and 10 medical centers serving both urban and rural communities throughout the Northwest. In 1890, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace founded what has become PeaceHealth. The Sisters shared expertise and transferred wisdom from one medical center to another, always finding the best way to serve the unmet need for healthcare in their communities. Today, PeaceHealth is the legacy of the founding Sisters and continues with a spirit of respect, stewardship, collaboration and social justice in fulfilling its Mission. Visit us online at peacehealth.org.

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PeaceHealth St. John earns Stroke Quality Award - 06/19/19

PeaceHealth St. John Medical Center has earned the 2019 Get With The Guidelines® - Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award and also qualified for recognition on the Target: Stroke Honor Roll. This award recognizes PeaceHealth St. John Medical Center’s commitment and success in implementing a high standard of stroke care by ensuring that their stroke patients receive treatment that meets nationally accepted, evidence-based standards and recommendations.

The Get With The Guidelines®– Stroke is an in-hospital program for improving stroke care by promoting consistent adherence to the latest scientific treatment guidelines. . The Gold award recognize hospitals that demonstrate at least 85 percent compliance in each of the seven Get With The Guidelines®- Stroke Achievement Measures for at least 24 consecutive months.

The Achievement Measures are:

  • IV rt-PA arrive by 2 hour, treat by 3 hour: Percent of acute ischemic stroke patients who arrive at the hospital within 120 minutes (2 hours) of time last known well and for whom IV t-PA was initiated at this hospital within 180 minutes (3 hours) of time last known well. Corresponding measure available for inpatient stroke cases.
  • Early antithrombotics: Percent of patients with ischemic stroke or TIA who receive antithrombotic therapy by the end of hospital day two. Corresponding measures available for observation status only & inpatient stroke cases.
  • VTE prophylaxis: Percent of patients with ischemic stroke, hemorrhagic stroke, or stroke not otherwise specified who receive VTE prophylaxis the day of or the day after hospital admission.
  • Antithrombotics: Percent of patients with an ischemic stroke or TIA prescribed antithrombotic therapy at discharge. Corresponding measures available for observation status only & inpatient stroke cases.
  • Anticoagulation for AFib/Aflutter: Percent of patients with an ischemic stroke or TIA with atrial fibrillation/flutter discharged on anticoagulation therapy. Corresponding measures available for observation status only as well as inpatient stroke cases.
  • Smoking cessation: Percent of patients with ischemic or hemorrhagic stroke, or TIA with a history of smoking cigarettes, who are, or whose caregivers are, given smoking cessation advice or counseling during hospital stay. Corresponding measures available for observation status only & inpatient stroke cases.
  • Statin Prescribed at Discharge: Percent of ischemic stroke or TIA patients who are discharged on Statin Medication. Corresponding measures available for observation status only as well as inpatient stroke cases.

The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association will recognize PeaceHealth St. John in the upcoming U.S. News and World Report Best Hospitals Edition. According to the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, stroke is the No. 5 cause of death and a leading cause of adult disability in the United States, with nearly 800,000 people suffering a new or recurrent stroke each year.

PeaceHealth St. John Medical Center is a community-owned, not-for-profit, 193-bed acute care hospital and Level III trauma center located in Longview, Washington. Recognized nationally as a Top 100 Hospital, PeaceHealth St. John provides a full range of outpatient and inpatient diagnostic, medical, and surgical services. The region’s health care leader for more than 75 years, PeaceHealth St. John is one of ten medical centers in the PeaceHealth System. Visit us at www.peacehealth.org

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PeaceHealth Southwest earns AHA Stroke Quality Achievement Award (Photo) - 06/19/19

PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center’s Stroke & Telestroke Program has earned the American Heart Association’s (AHA) 2019 Get With The Guidelines® – Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award and also qualified for recognition on the Target: Stroke Elite Honor Roll.

Get With The Guidelines®– Stroke is an in-hospital program for improving stroke care by promoting consistent adherence to the latest scientific treatment guidelines. PeaceHealth Southwest will be included in AHA’s annual recognition campaign, with promotions in this year’s U.S. News and World Report Best Hospitals Edition, as well as at AHA’s annual Quality Achievement Awards Ceremony.

According to the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, stroke is the No. 5 cause of death and a leading cause of adult disability in the United States. On average, nearly 800,000 people suffer a new or recurrent stroke each year. The Gold award recognize hospitals that demonstrate at least 85 percent compliance in each of the seven Get With The Guidelines®- Stroke Achievement Measures for at least 24 consecutive months.

The Achievement Measures are:

  • IV rt-PA arrive by 2 hour, treat by 3 hour: Percent of acute ischemic stroke patients who arrive at the hospital within 120 minutes (2 hours) of time last known well and for whom IV t-PA was initiated at this hospital within 180 minutes (3 hours) of time last known well. Corresponding measure available for inpatient stroke cases.
  • Early antithrombotics: Percent of patients with ischemic stroke or TIA who receive antithrombotic therapy by the end of hospital day two. Corresponding measures available for observation status only & inpatient stroke cases.
  • VTE prophylaxis: Percent of patients with ischemic stroke, hemorrhagic stroke, or stroke not otherwise specified who receive VTE prophylaxis the day of or the day after hospital admission.
  • Antithrombotics: Percent of patients with an ischemic stroke or TIA prescribed antithrombotic therapy at discharge. Corresponding measures available for observation status only & inpatient stroke cases.
  • Anticoagulation for AFib/Aflutter: Percent of patients with an ischemic stroke or TIA with atrial fibrillation/flutter discharged on anticoagulation therapy. Corresponding measures available for observation status only as well as inpatient stroke cases.
  • Smoking cessation: Percent of patients with ischemic or hemorrhagic stroke, or TIA with a history of smoking cigarettes, who are, or whose caregivers are, given smoking cessation advice or counseling during hospital stay. Corresponding measures available for observation status only & inpatient stroke cases.
  • Statin Prescribed at Discharge: Percent of ischemic stroke or TIA patients who are discharged on Statin Medication. Corresponding measures available for observation status only as well as inpatient stroke cases.

About PeaceHealth: PeaceHealth, based in Vancouver, Wash., is a not-for-profit Catholic health system offering care to communities in Washington, Oregon and Alaska. PeaceHealth has approximately 16,000 caregivers, a group practice with more than 900 providers and 10 medical centers serving both urban and rural communities throughout the Northwest. In 1890, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace founded what has become PeaceHealth. The Sisters shared expertise and transferred wisdom from one medical center to another, always finding the best way to serve the unmet need for healthcare in their communities. Today, PeaceHealth is the legacy of the founding Sisters and continues with a spirit of respect, stewardship, collaboration and social justice in fulfilling its Mission. Visit us online at peacehealth.org.

 

 

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