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Group Health to Build New Administrative and Laboratory Facility in Renton
Feb 18, 2015 — Group Health Cooperative plans to construct a new administrative building in Renton. Construction is scheduled to be complete in early 2017.
Group Health Changes Name to Group Hawks
Jan 27, 2015 — Group Health is changing its corporate name to Group Hawks to show support for our home team as they prepare to battle the Patriots in the Super Bowl. The name change goes into effect immediately and will continue through Sunday's Big Game.
Higher Dementia Risk Linked to More Use of Common Drugs
Jan 26, 2015 — A large study by Group Health and the University of Washington links a significantly increased risk for developing dementia, including Alzheimer's disease, to taking commonly used medications like Benadryl.
Group Health Welcomes New Year's Baby
Jan 9, 2015 — Holly Csiga gave birth to baby Pippa, her second child, early on New Year's Day.
Surgery for Obesity Linked to Longer Survival
Jan 7, 2015 — A recent study concludes obese people seem likely to live longer if they have bariatric surgery.
Group Health Is 'Best Place to Work for LGBT Equality'
Nov 21, 2014 — For the fourth consecutive year, Group Health has earned a perfect score in the Human Rights Campaign's Best Places to Work Corporate Equality Index 2015 survey.
Group Health Salutes Our Veterans
Nov 10, 2014 — In honor of Veterans Day, we pay tribute to our more than 200 staff members who have served our country in the military services.
Group Health Responds to Ebola
Oct 29, 2014 — Patients will be asked questions about travel in the past 21 days when making appointments online or by phone for fever.
Group Health Named LGBT Leader Sixth Year in a Row
Oct 27, 2014 — Group Health Medical Centers clinics have been recognized for their inclusion in the Healthcare Equality Index (HEI) 2014 report.
Advancing Community Health With Pronto Cycle Share
Oct 24, 2014 — Group Health is sponsoring 15 bike docking stations in the Capitol Hill and South Lake Union neighborhoods.
Group Health Earns Rare Fourth Consecutive Medicare 5 Star Quality Rating
Oct 15, 2014 — Group Health's HMO Medicare Advantage plan has earned the highest rating available from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
New Recommendation for Pneumonia Vaccine for Persons 65 and Older
Sep 19, 2014 — Group Health is waiting for PCV13 supplies to meet a new routine vaccine recommendation.
New Access to Services Policy Affirms Commitment to Members
Aug 26, 2014 — Group Health's commitment to members is reflected in a new, overarching Access to Services policy.
Outcomes of Group Health's Oncology Program Among Best in Region and Country
Aug 25, 2014 — Five-year survival rates for Group Health patients with the most common cancers meet or exceed national performance standards.
Group Health Selects Swedish as Contracted Provider of Seattle-Based Hospital Services Starting in February 2016
Aug 22, 2014 — Letter of Intent signals Group Health's ongoing commitment to provide members access to excellent care and patient experience in a more affordable way.
Pathology Reports Now Available on MyGroupHealth for Members
Aug 8, 2014 — Now Group Health patients can read their own pathology reports online.
Steve Tarnoff, MD, Named New Group Health Physicians President and Chief Medical Executive
Jul 18, 2014 — The Group Health Physicians (GHP) Board of Directors recently announced their selection of Steve Tarnoff, MD, as GHP president and chief medical executive.
Governor Taps Group Health's Susan McDonald for Health Care Committee
Jul 15, 2014 — Susan McDonald, RN, MN, director, Clinical Improvement and Prevention, has been selected by Gov. Jay Inslee to serve on the new statewide Performance Measures Coordinating Committee.
New Name and Brand for CareUnity, an Accountable Care Organization in Spokane
Jul 2, 2014 — The new name and brand identity expresses the vision of Group Health Cooperative and Providence Health Care, collaborating to deliver care that is in the best interest of the community.
Got Health Coverage? Now What? Group Health Physician Discusses Benefits of Health Care on KUOW Radio
Jun 5, 2014 — Group Health Medical Director of Quality and Informatics, Matt Handley, MD, was recently interviewed by KUOW Radio for a story about what people should do to fully benefit from health coverage.
Group Health to Support 15 Bike Share Stations in Seattle
Apr 23, 2014 — Group Health will support bike share docking stations in Capitol Hill and South Lake Union as part of Seattle's new bike share network.
Group Health Protected Against Computer Bug
Apr 9, 2014 — Group Health not vulnerable to the computer bug called Heartbleed.
Group Health Medical Centers Clinics Earn Highest Recognition Status for NCQA Medical Home
Mar 24, 2014 — Group Health's 25 clinics across Washington state recently received the highest recognition status (Level III) for Patient-Centered Medical Home from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA).
Group Health's Partnership With JDRF Works to End Type 1 Diabetes
Mar 24, 2014 — Group Health's partnership with the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) is now statewide. The partnership supports JDRF's goal of ending type 1 diabetes.
Seattle Business Magazine Salutes Group Health With Leadership Awards
Mar 14, 2014 — Group Health - including Group Health Physicians, Group Health Research Institute (GHRI), and Group Health Foundation - recently received four silver awards at the Leaders in Health Care Awards Dinner.
Group Health's Melinda Hews Among the 'Heroes of Health Care' in Washington State
Mar 10, 2014 — Group Health's Melinda Hews, executive director, Health Insurance Exchanges, has been recognized as one of the state's 'heros of health care.'
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