• Grays Harbor Community Hospital Named “Tops” in Healthcare

    Aberdeen, WA –  The administrative team at Grays Harbor Community Hospital has been named the “Top Leadership Team in Healthcare” for mid-sizedhospitals (100-499 beds). The distinction comes from HealthLeaders Media, the leading industry publisher of information resources for senior-level healthcare executives, reaching more than 100,000 healthcare decision-makers nationwide every month.
    “Our associates have worked hard to improve our hospital, and had a great story to tell”, explains CEO John Mitchell. “As the leadership team, we simply told it.” 
    Grays Harbor Community Hospital was originally identified as one of 12 semi-finalists in their category; which was later narrowed down to 2 finalists. An on-site inspector, who is a former hospital system CEO, visited GHCH in May. He toured the facility, interracted with the administrative team, spoke with employees and Medical Staff, and interviewed Doug Barker, Managing Editor of the Daily World. “His goal”, shared Mitchell, ” was to validate that the challenges and results identified in our application were accurate.”
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  • Broadcasting pioneer Paul Harvey dies at age of 90

    CHICAGO (AP) — Paul Harvey, the news commentator and talk-radio pioneer whose staccato style made him one of the nation’s most familiar voices, died Saturday in Arizona, according to ABC Radio Networks. He was 90.

    Harvey died surrounded by family at a hospital in Phoenix, where he had a winter home, said Louis Adams, a spokesman for ABC Radio Networks, where Harvey worked for more than 50 years. No cause of death was immediately available.

    Harvey had been forced off the air for several months in 2001 because of a virus that weakened a vocal cord. But he returned to work in Chicago and was still active as he passed his 90th birthday. His death comes less than a year after that of his wife and longtime producer, Lynne.

    “My father and mother created from thin air what one day became radio and television news,” Paul Harvey Jr. said in a statement. “So in the past year, an industry has lost its godparents and today millions have lost a friend.”

    Known for his resonant voice and trademark delivery of “The Rest of the Story,” Harvey had been heard nationally since 1951, when he began his “News and Comment” for ABC Radio Networks.

    He became a heartland icon, delivering news and commentary with a distinctive Midwestern flavor. “Stand by for news!” he told his listeners. He was credited with inventing or popularizing terms such as “skyjacker,” “Reaganomics” and “guesstimate.”

    “Paul Harvey was one of the most gifted and beloved broadcasters in our nation’s history,” ABC Radio Networks President Jim Robinson said in a statement. “We will miss our dear friend tremendously and are grateful for the many years we were so fortunate to have known him.”

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  • South Shore Mall Listed as Involved in Chapter 11 Filing by General Growth Properties

    The nation's second-largest mall operator, headed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, owns seven malls in Washington. General Growth Properties of Chicago says the restructuring “will be invisible'' to shoppers at its more than 200 malls in 44 states. In Washington, those are SouthShore in Aberdeen,  Westlake in Seattle, Alderwood at Lynnwood, Bellis Fair at Bellingham, Three Rivers in Kelso, and NorthTown and Spokane Valley at Spokane. 

     South Shore Mall Manager Nina Morean said that the mall is still open (in the attached audio)
    Morean echoed General Growth statements that the restructuring promises to be transparent to the business owner and shopper, adding that there is even growth potential for the South Shore Mall.

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