Recent member news: 6/4/2020

June 4, 2020

Four Astria Health Center clinics to close under consolidation
Friday will be the final day of operation for the Astria Health Center – Family Medicine in Yakima; Astria Health Center – Terrace Heights, also in Yakima; Astria Health Center – Selah and Astria Health Center – Summitview Multi-Specialty and Diagnostics.

Kaiser Permanente extends COVID-19 cost waiver through Dec. 31, 2020
Kaiser Permanente has announced that it will extend its waiver for most member out-of-pocket costs for inpatient and outpatient services related to the treatment of COVID-19 through December 31, 2020.

Lincoln Hospital resumes surgeries
About a month after asking some employees to accept volunteer standby unemployment due to reduced income during the COVID-19 pandemic, Lincoln Hospital has recalled all its employees back to work.

Fourth child in Washington has coronavirus-related illness
Parents are advised to watch for symptoms such as fever or headache, abdominal pain with or without diarrhea, fatigue and respiratory symptoms such as shortness of breath, said Dr. John McGuire, chief of the Division of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine at Seattle Children’s Hospital.

WA churches make do praying in cars amid Trump’s push to reopen
Tanya Korets, a 36-year-old nurse at EvergreenHealth, the Kirkland hospital that was the country’s first to identify a COVID-19 outbreak, sat in her SUV reading the Bible, while her four children — ages 3 to 11 — squirmed in the back.

Samaritan Healthcare logs loss for month of April
The COVID-19 outbreak and measures taken to fight it resulted in a net loss in April for Samaritan Healthcare.


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