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RCCH and UW Medicine partner to operate rural community hospitals

RCCH and UW Medicine partner to operate rural community hospitals

By Shelby Livingston  |  February 09, 2018

RCCH will operate and manage the facilities in Washington, Alaska and Idaho, and UW Medicine will provide clinical and quality expertise. The two organizations said smaller community hospitals in the region are looking for partnerships with larger hospitals to support growth and quality improvement.

City sues drugmaker for letting OxyContin flood black market

By Associated Press  |  March 14, 2017

Everett, a city in Washington, is suing Purdue Pharma, maker of the opioid pain medication OxyContin, in an unusual case that alleges the drugmaker knowingly allowed pills to be funneled into the black market and the city of about 108,000. Everett alleges the drugmaker did nothing to stop it and...

Ghostly thrills draw visitors to abandoned hospital

Ghostly thrills draw visitors to abandoned hospital

By Modern Healthcare  |  October 29, 2016

Going to the hospital for a scheduled procedure can be scary enough. But the lure of a good fright is drawing droves of visitors to an abandoned hospital in rural Washington for ghost tours.

Other healthcare initiatives on state ballots

By Maria Castellucci  |  October 22, 2016

Health systems are asking California voters to approve Proposition 52, which would permanently extend Medi-Cal's hospital fee program. The fees paid by hospitals generate billions in federal matching funds that subsidize healthcare services for children, seniors and low-income citizens.

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