New cases of Legionnaires’ Disease at Local Hospital

The University of Washington Medical Center (UWMC) has notified Public Health – Seattle & King County of two patients who were diagnosed with a serious type of pneumonia called Legionnaires’ disease caused by infection with Legionella bacteria.  The patients’ medical histories suggest that exposure to Legionella happened while hospitalized at UWMC. The first patient, a male in his 40’s, […]

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King County hospitals join forces to improve the community’s health

By Marguerite Ro, Eva Wong, and Gloria Albetta, Assessment, Policy Development & Evaluation What are the health needs of our communities in King County?  What community assets can be leveraged to improve health?  These are the types of questions that King County hospitals are asking as part of their work to fulfill a new Affordable Care […]

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How one of the largest food purchasing industries is making healthy choices easy

Hospitals across King County are making the healthy choice the easy choice for their staff, visitors, outpatients, and communities in an often overlooked place—their cafeterias. Through the Community Transformation Grant (CTG), MultiCare Auburn Medical Center, Highline Medical Center, Harborview Medical Center, and Valley Medical Center committed to serving healthier food and creating food environments in […]

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