MultiCare http://www.kplu.org en MultiCare Settles Suit With Nurses, Agrees To Shell Out Back Pay For Overtime http://www.kplu.org/post/multicare-settles-suit-nurses-agrees-shell-out-back-pay-overtime <p>A major south Sound hospital chain has agreed to give back pay to nearly 800 nurses.</p><p>The deal settles a class-action lawsuit filed by nurses against MultiCare Health System, the nonprofit entity that runs Tacoma General Hospital, Auburn Medical Center and others.</p><p> Fri, 14 Mar 2014 00:44:29 +0000 Gabriel Spitzer 14829 at http://www.kplu.org Busiest emergency rooms – not where you might expect http://www.kplu.org/post/busiest-emergency-rooms-%E2%80%93-not-where-you-might-expect <p>http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-952107.mp3</p><p>New emergency rooms keep opening around western Washington. It's part of a trend.</p><p>On Thursday (Feb. 17th), Swedish Medical Centers will open a free-standing Emergency Department in Mill Creek, between Seattle and Everett. And, on the same day, MultiCare opens a new medical tower at Good Samaritan Hospital in Puyallup -- which has the busiest ER in Pierce County.&nbsp;</p><p>It turns out, the busiest ER’s in Washington are mostly outside the biggest cities.</p><p> Mon, 14 Feb 2011 13:30:00 +0000 Keith Seinfeld 771 at http://www.kplu.org Busiest emergency rooms – not where you might expect