Recent member news: 12/20/2018

December 19, 2018

A silent calling: Raised by deaf parents, medical student seeks to serve the underserved
Johnson believes that background helped fuel his dreams of becoming a doctor serving people who have struggles or limited access to health care. He signed up for UW’s Targeted Rural Underserved Track program, which assigned him to regular clinical training at the Newport Community Hospital and adjacent family clinic.

Samaritan commissioners approve clinic remodel
Samaritan Healthcare commissioners approved spending about $6.9 million in 2019 to remodel Samaritan Clinic.

Oregon and Washington health care organizations merge
PeaceHealth CEO Liz Dunne said the merger will give consumers more choice in how they receive care — whether it be a PeaceHealth hospital or by using a phone app to get a quick visit at a Zoom+Care neighborhood clinic.

Local four organizations receive $2 million grant to fight opioid crisis
Four area organizations at the forefront of fighting the opioid crisis in the Tri-Cities were awarded grants of almost $2 million. Ideal Option in Pasco, Kadlec Regional Medical Center and the Benton and Franklin County Sheriff’s office received the money from the Washington Health Care Authority.

Confluence Health to add Wenatchee campus parking in 2019
Confluence CEO Peter Rutherford said the new parking is needed to match Central Washington Hospital’s growth as an acute and specialty care center.


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