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Anthea Kranovich, owner of Indigo Fountain Therapeutic Massage in Silverdale, has earned advanced certification for orthopedic massage. “Many sports and injuries from exercise or simply over-doing it are helped by massage,” said Kranovich — a graduate of the University of Alaska, Fairbanks, and the Port Townsend School of Massage.

Kranovich adds this certification to advanced training in other modalities such as Swedish; deep tissue; hot stone; propriceptive neuromuscular facilitation; advanced technique for acute neck and dysfunction. read more »

 
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Fred BarrettFred Barrett of Allyn joined Harrison’s board of directors in May. For 30 years, he has successfully developed market-driven software products and services for both startup and established companies. Barrett founded Allyn Technology Group, Inc., a company that’s leading innovation in supply chain visibility and energy smart grid technologies for business and residential electric customers. He is an active Rotarian and serves as board president for both the Pacific Northwest Salmon Center and the North Mason Education Foundation. read more »

 

Nancy Lorber, RN, OCNHarrison Medical Center launched a new program earlier this year that recognizes outstanding nurses every month. Called the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses, this nationwide program has recognized more than 7,000 in 670 healthcare organizations as of last October.

At Harrison, patients, staff, community members and physicians can nominate advances registered nurse practitioners (ARNPs), registered nurses (RNs) and licensed practical nurses (LPNs). Cindy May, RN, Harrison’s chief nurse and director of nursing practice, quality and operations, said the committee has been receiving 10-14 nominations a month, including from the community, since the program’s inception. read more »

 
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Women who undergo routine mammograms at InHealth Imaging LLC now have the latest screening and diagnostic technology available. InHealth Imaging, based in Poulsbo, is the first center in the Western United States and one of the first women’s centers nationally to offer 3D breast tomosynthesis for breast cancer screening.

The 3D technology has patients from all over the state making appointments to have their mammograms performed at InHealth Imaging’s main campus in Poulsbo. read more »

 
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Local breast cancer patients have a new choice on how they approach their course of treatment. Earlier this year, a consortium of healthcare providers from different specialties launched Peninsula Breast Center to provide a multidisciplinary approach. Patients who choose to be treated through the center can see multiple providers in one visit, including their oncologist, radiologist, pathologist and so on, and all the specialists meet before the appointment to discuss and review the cases. read more »

 
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Harrison Medical Center recently launched an information exchange system that allows physicians and medical practices using electronic patient records to communicate among each other, regardless of the technology each utilizes for the electronic records.

The information exchange, which uses GE Healthcare’s eHealth Solutions, allows health care providers to exchange patient information without having to fax or send over records. However, patients must first sign a release allowing for the sharing of information among providers; if they do not, the system automatically excludes their records to be viewed outside their physician’s office. read more »

 
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Olympic Radiology has expanded earlier this year to a second location. The new Poulsbo facility offers the same services available in Bremerton, with a few exceptions. The move was made as a convenience to patients who live in North Kitsap as well as on the Olympic Peninsula, according to services manager Allyson Metters.

“The expansion has been planned for several years. We worked with a lot of local physicians (to do it),” she said. read more »

 
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Dr. Ronald Reimer, a local veteran oncologist, ponders the changes in cancer survival statistics from when he began his career more than 35 years ago compared to today. In breast cancer alone, the chance of surviving at the time was 50 percent, while today more than 80 percent of patients are expected to be cured. That means as many as 65,000 lives saved every year in the United States.

But when he looks at the reasons for the change, he says there’s really no silver bullet because it wasn’t just one thing that contributed to it — it was a combination of better screening, better technologies and continuous new treatments. He sees that same trend continuing today. read more »

 
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Harrison Medical Center has upgraded its radiation oncology treatment equipment and software to provide physicians and patients with more choice in treating complicated cancers. RapidArc technology is a new form of image-guided, intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) that improves tumor targeting and shapes the radiation dose so that it conforms more closely to the three-dimensional shape of the tumor. This means more dose to the tumor and less to surrounding healthy tissue. read more »

 
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