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CHI Franciscan names chief medical officer

Michael Anderson
Michael Anderson

Former Harrison Medical Center Chief Medical Officer Dr. Michael Anderson has been tabbed to fill the same role for all of CHI Franciscan Health.

CHI Franciscan announced Anderson as its new chief medical officer Monday. He was named to the position in an interim capacity in February.

Anderson will oversee medical operations, medical staff services, regulatory compliance and quality of care for all eight CHI Franciscan hospitals, including Harrison.

“With Dr. Anderson’s guidance, we will continue to elevate physician leadership within our system to position us to set the standard for quality care, patient safety, and patient outcomes,” CHI Franciscan CEO Ketul J. Patel said in an announcement.

Anderson received his medical degree from the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences in Bethesda, Maryland, and his master’s in health administration from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

He previously served as medical officer to the Marine Corps and medical inspector general for the Navy.

Software glitch forced Doctors Clinic shutdown

logoA software glitch disrupted services Monday at The Doctors Clinic facilities.

TDC President Dr. Randall Moeller said a problem with the operating system installed on the group’s servers prevented staff and physicians from booking appointments or accessing medical records.

“It pretty well shut us down,” Moeller said.

Moeller stressed the computer issue was not the result of any hacking activity and no patient information was compromised.

Many doctors still saw patients Monday and took notes on old-fashioned paper.

The Doctors Clinic was operating normally Tuesday.

Early plans for Virginia Mason Bainbridge clinic

virginia.masonPlans filed with the city show preliminary designs for the future Virginia Mason clinic on Bainbridge Island.

The 30,000-square-foot medical center will be built at Wintergreen Walk, a High School Road shopping center being developed by Visconsi Companies of Ohio.

Virginia Mason plans to relocate its longtime Winslow Way clinic to the new facility in late 2018.

Visconsi proposed a site plan amendment for Wintergreen Walk to accommodate the clinic. A required public participation meeting was scheduled for Monday evening.

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Revised site plan. Click to enlarge.

The proposed revision would replace a 20,000-square-foot medical building in the original plan with the 30,000-square-foot clinic.

The footprint of another building planned on the site will shrink from 7,200 square feet to 4,800 square feet to allow for more clinic parking.

The architectural design will be similar to other buildings approved for the development, according to a project description submitted by Wenzlau Architects of Bainbridge:

“The main façade which faces south is visually split into two masses with a large central glass area. The building design incorporates pitched roofs and a covered entry roof. Building materials are consistent with other buildings in the project site.

“The exterior materials include; concrete masonry units, vertical metal siding, cement board infill panels, asphalt at pitched roofs, storefront windows, exposed wood braces, sunscreens soffits to maintain a rural utilitarian spirit.”

A total of seven buildings are planned for the development. A Key Bank branch and Walgreens pharmacy opened there in November.  

See more Wintergreen Walk clinic plans below (images above are from plans submitted to city and posted online):

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Medical buildings sell in Port Orchard, Silverdale

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A Wisconsin company bought two prominent Kitsap County medical campuses in May for a combined $34 million.

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The Hammes Company bought properties home to Harrison Medical Center’s Port Orchard urgent care (pictured above) and The Doctors Clinic’s Salmon Medical Center (pictured at right).

The sales were recorded May 14, according to assessor’s documents. Both properties were owned and developed by Tim Ryan companies.

The 6-acre Port Orchard campus, located at 450 South Kitsap Boulevard, sold for $13.74 million. Harrison’s 36,000-square-foot urgent care opened there in 2009.

Hammes paid $20 million for the 6.4-acre Salmon Medical Center property at 2200 Myhre Road. Tim Ryan Construction completed the 59,000-square-foot Salmon Medical Center building on the site in 2005.

The Hammes Company specializes in medical consulting and property management. The business is headquartered in Brookfield, Wisconsin, outside Milwaukee.

Bainbridge Walgreens building approved

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Planners have approved the first major building in the Visconsi shopping center on Bainbridge Island.

The city issued a commercial building permit March 30 for a 14,475-square-foot Walgreens  building. The drug store will be an anchor tenant for the 8-acre development, located on the northeast corner of High School Road and Highway 305.

bainbridge-island-aerialVisconsi also applied for a permit for a 3,228-square-foot Key Bank branch.

Key Bank plans to relocate to the development from its existing location on the south side of High School Road. The permit application is under review.

Looking at the site plan, the Key Bank building is the small building shown at the southwest corner of the property (nearest the intersection), the drug store is the next building to the north.

Those are the only two building permit applications Visconsi has submitted thus far, according to the city’s online permit records.

The Ohio-base developer plans to eventually build seven buildings on the site, with space for medical offices, stores and restaurants.

The Visconsi project drew heavy criticism from some islanders, who protested the clearing of trees and what they saw as unnecessary urban sprawl. The company posted this letter in response (PDF).

Poulsbo medical imaging office adds cutting-edge MRI, CT machines

New 3T MRI 9-14I wrote a story about the five-year anniversary of Peninsula Cancer Center for our Monday paper.

One of the center’s medical neighbors in Poulsbo, InHealth Imaging, also celebrated a milestone recently.

UnknownThe office introduced a 3Tesla magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) machine, which it says is the first of its kind in the West Sound region.

The 3T MRI uses a more powerful magnet, and offers a wider opening for patients, faster exam times and higher resolution images, according to a news release.

InHealth also added a 64-slice computed tomography (CT) scanner, which uses lower levels of radiation and provides better images than older CT machines.

This system will allow us to have one of the widest ranges of imaging capabilities while being able to cater those services to patients in almost any situation,” InHealth founder Dr. Manfred Henne said in the release.

InHealth Imaging is a private outpatient practice located at 20700 NE Bond Road. It offers a wide spectrum of imaging services including 3D mammography.

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