Recent member news: 3/18/2021

March 18, 2021

Despite vaccines, WA health care workers struggle with burnout
“They started sprinting in a marathon, [and the virus kept] moving the goal posts,” says Dr. Arpan Waghray, chief medical officer of Providence Behavioral Health and executive medical director at Swedish…

Large vaccine shipments continue to arrive in Skagit County
Skagit Regional Health, another high-volume vaccine provider in the county, was sent 1,170 first doses this week for use at its Mount Vernon clinic…

Next COVID vaccine phase in WA opens on Wednesday
Previously, there were no open appointments at all, either at Confluence Health in Wenatchee or in the large vaccine site that’s supervised by the state and public health…

Washington hospitals report dramatic increase in children’s mental health-related visits
Swedish Health Services in Washington is one such medical provider that has seen a significant increase in the number of students admitted in the emergency department and in-patient care due to psychiatric and behavioral health issues, according to Dr. Nwando Anyaoku, director of pediatrics and Chief Health Equity Officer at Swedish…

Okanogan County creates one-stop vaccine registration
Several organizations, including Okanogan County Public Health, Three Rivers Hospital, North Valley Hospital and others, came together to create the new system, according to a news release from the organizers…

1,000 more vaccinations: Fairgrounds event brings county one step closer to beating COVID-19
Additional vaccine clinics within the Moses Lake Community Health Center, Confluence Health, pharmacies and other smaller health facilities have sprung up since the first event, taking the pressure off single massive-scale events…


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