Recent member news: 4/2/2021

April 2, 2021

COVID-19 vaccine eligibility expands to 2 million more Wednesday; county officials aim to add appointments
Healthcare providers, including PeaceHealth, Kaiser Permanente and Cowlitz Family Health Center are offering vaccine appointments, as well as several pharmacies in Cowlitz County…

Small number of fully vaccinated people in Washington test positive for COVID
Samaritan Healthcare, in Moses Lake, reported two breakthrough cases earlier this month…

Stroke survivor shares his story, encourages others to seek help
“When the lockdown first happened nationwide we saw a huge decrease in the number of people coming in out of fears of COVID,” said Dr. Madeleine Geraghty, a stroke neurologist with MultiCare Deaconess Hospital…

Will K-12 spring breaks lead to Covid spike? Probably not
Getz is the chief medical officer at Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane…

UW Medicine talks D1 Epic launch and COVID-19 updates
UW Medicine officials answered vaccination questions and discussed the rollout of Destination One Epic during a town hall Friday…

These Washington counties have the highest rates of vaccination. Here’s why
Jefferson Healthcare, the public hospital district, was very “aggressive about starting early,” Locke said…

Providence still has multiple vaccination appointments available for Tuesday clinic
Providence is hosting a clinic today, March 30, 2021, in the valley at Providence Medical Park…

Kittitas County expands COVID-19 testing options, including rapid testing at schools
Kittitas Valley Healthcare (KVH) has testing available to anyone, regardless of insurance, for no out of pocket costs…

Washington state finds more than 600 COVID-19 cases caused by closely watched variants
Samaritan Healthcare, in Moses Lake, reported two breakthrough cases earlier this month, according to Gretchen Youngren, a spokesperson for the organization…


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