Life Care Physician Services, LLC, a subsidiary of Life Care Centers of America, recently placed Chris Eidal, M.D., as the on-site physician at Cottesmore of Life Care in Gig Harbor.
In his new role, Eidal enhances physician accessibility to patients and families. He aids in hospital transitions and pharmacy communications, and being on-site allows him to personally respond to medical changes or emergencies in a timely manner.
A practicing physician in the region since 1980, Eidal most recently served as a hospitalist at Tacoma General Hospital and Auburn MultiCare Medical Center. He has also seen patients over the years at Auburn Regional Medical Center and St. Francis Medical Center in Federal Way.
“The Life Care model of having a dedicated full-time physician at each facility to oversee the ongoing medical care of this patient population during convalescence and rehabilitation is a fundamental change in nursing home care,” Eidal said in a release. “I think it is now proving to be as beneficial for this population as the hospitalist model has been for hospital inpatients.”
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Eidal earned his doctor of medicine degree from the University of Oregon Medical School in Portland in 1974 and completed his residency at Providence Medical Center in Portland in 1979. He also completed a clinical fellowship in nephrology that year.
“I’ve always enjoyed the challenge and rewards of working with older patients,” he said. “I enjoy their outlook on illness and life in general.”
A member of the American College of Physicians and the Society of Hospital Medicine, Eidal won the Washington Distinguished Citizen Award in 1998.
Originally from Auburn, Eidal currently resides in Gig Harbor with his wife, Laura. They have two daughters, Lauren and Marit, and two grandsons.
“Since Dr. Eidal started in January, his presence has already led to positive clinical and customer service outcomes for our residents,” said Johnathan Ashley, executive director at the facility. “We are excited to have him on our team and look forward to great outcomes in our ever-changing health care system.”
Cottesmore of Life Care, located at 2909 14th Ave., is one of 16 skilled nursing and rehabilitation facilities in Washington operated or managed by Life Care Centers of America.
U.S. Bancorp Investments honors John Grosshans
Gig Harbor local John Grosshans is among a select number of financial advisors for U.S. Bancorp Investments, Inc. who have earned the 2015 Chairman’s Club recognition award. Grosshans earned the distinction by ranking as one of the region’s top achievers and for displaying outstanding leadership qualities and superior dedication to his clients.
“John represents the best of U.S. Bancorp Investments. The leadership and careful attention to detail in helping our clients achieve their financial goals is inspiring and makes us all proud to be part of the U.S. Bancorp Investments team,” Bill Benjamin, chief executive officer for U.S. Bancorp Investments, Inc., said in a release.
Grosshans is a five-time Chairman’s Club member with more than 21 years of experience in the financial services industry and is a trusted financial advisor to clients in the Gig Harbor area. Grosshans is based at 7101 Stinson Ave, in Gig Harbor and can be reached at 253-853-8088.
U.S. Bancorp Investments serves clients in more than 3,100 branches across 25 states.
Wells Fargo Advisors welcomes Gig Harbor transfer
Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Network, Corinthian Wealth Partners, LLC announced recently that Todd Hankins has joined its Silverdale office as a financial advisor.
He joins Roger Finucan, senior financial advisor; Robert Battin, senior financial advisor and branch manager as well as Allison Triggs, operations manager.
Hankins has nearly a decade of experience, which compliments Finucan and Battin’s almost 60 collective years of experience. He holds securities licenses 7, 63 and 65, Life and Disability Insurance Licenses and successfully obtained the Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor designation (CRPC).
“With Todd’s many years in the securities industry, I am confident he will be a valuable addition to our team for many years to come,” Battin said in a release.
Hankins is now welcoming new client relationships and can be reached at 360-551-4521.
Social Security educational seminar
A free educational seminar focusing on the recent changes to Social Security laws is scheduled for 6 p.m. Wednesday (March 9) at the Gig Harbor Library, 4424 Point Fosdick Dr NW. Light refreshments will be served. The seminar will be hosted by Cheri Johnson of Strategic Wealth Advisors, a Gig Harbor wealth management and financial planning firm.
The information is targeted to help Baby Boomers nearing retirement learn how to maximize benefits under the new law as well as understand Social Security as a component of retirement income planning.
For more information, contact Jessica McBride at Strategic Wealth Advisors at 253-858-4411 ext 103 or email Jessica@StrategicWealthAdv.com