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Columbian staff writer

Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center gets 5-star rating

August 5, 2022, 6:03am Business

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services awarded Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center its highest rating, five stars, for its 2021 overall hospital quality star ratings. Read story

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Clark County’s COVID-19 activity rate decreases; county now at low risk

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August 4, 2022, 3:30pm Clark County Health

Clark County’s COVID-19 activity rate decreased this week, causing the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to lower Clark County from medium risk to low risk for disease transmission. Read story

University Village will include 140 independent living units and 26 cottage-style units, along with 101 assisted-living apartments. A partnership with WSU Vancouver will connect seniors with learning, and students and faculty with seniors.

Senior living community, WSU Vancouver team up to benefit residents, students

University Village will include 140 independent living units and 26 cottage-style units, along with 101 assisted-living apartments. A partnership with WSU Vancouver will connect seniors with learning, and students and faculty with seniors.

August 4, 2022, 6:06am Business

When people think of students and universities, they usually don’t think of seniors. But research shows that staying intellectually engaged and learning new skills as we age can improve quality of life and even ward off Alzheimer’s disease. Read story

Future resident Deone Washington tours a one-bedroom unit during the grand opening ceremony for Miles Terrace, a new 69-unit affordable housing complex for low-income seniors in downtown Vancouver, on Friday afternoon. "This is going to be a blessing for me," he said.

Vancouver gains new apartment building for low-income seniors

Future resident Deone Washington tours a one-bedroom unit during the grand opening ceremony for Miles Terrace, a new 69-unit affordable housing complex for low-income seniors in downtown Vancouver, on Friday afternoon. "This is going to be a blessing for me," he said.

July 29, 2022, 6:32pm Clark County News

Deone Washington lives at Esther Short Commons, an apartment complex in downtown Vancouver. Read story

Grace Vadelund of PGE Oregon works in the new EKG room in the PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center emergency department on Thursday morning. PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center is expanding its emergency department. During its two-year construction project, the hospital will temporarily relocate its patient walk-in and ambulance entrances from Mill Plain Boulevard to Fifth Street off of Northeast 87th Avenue. The entrance is scheduled to move Tuesday.

Remodel of PeaceHealth’s emergency room aims to improve care in Clark County

Grace Vadelund of PGE Oregon works in the new EKG room in the PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center emergency department on Thursday morning. PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center is expanding its emergency department. During its two-year construction project, the hospital will temporarily relocate its patient walk-in and ambulance entrances from Mill Plain Boulevard to Fifth Street off of Northeast 87th Avenue. The entrance is scheduled to move Tuesday.

July 29, 2022, 6:05am Business

PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center in Vancouver is expanding its emergency department. Read story

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Clark County’s COVID-19 cases fall, area remains at medium risk as hospitalizations rise

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July 28, 2022, 5:36pm Clark County Health

Clark County’s COVID-19 activity rate decreased this week, and the county remains at medium risk for disease transmission. Read story

Rob White, left, and Christopher Godwin, an Outsiders Inn employee, play Spades in a cooling center Wednesday at St. Paul Lutheran Church in downtown Vancouver. White is homeless and a senior. He is vulnerable to the elements, and when it gets too hot, he needs shelter to survive. Thankfully, cooling centers are available throughout the city.

Vancouver shelters offer relief from heat

Rob White, left, and Christopher Godwin, an Outsiders Inn employee, play Spades in a cooling center Wednesday at St. Paul Lutheran Church in downtown Vancouver. White is homeless and a senior. He is vulnerable to the elements, and when it gets too hot, he needs shelter to survive. Thankfully, cooling centers are available throughout the city.

July 27, 2022, 7:45pm Clark County News

Rob White is homeless and a senior. He is vulnerable to the elements, and when it gets too hot, he needs shelter to survive. Thankfully, shelter is available at St. Paul and at other cooling centers throughout Vancouver, and White has been able to cool off during the hot afternoons. Read story

Air quality advisory issued for Clark County

July 27, 2022, 5:52am Clark County News

Officials issued an air quality advisory Tuesday for Clark County and the Portland metro area due to elevated smog levels. The advisory is expected to remain in place through Saturday night, or until the heat wave scorching the Northwest lifts. Read story

Philanthropist Michael Lynch, honorary capital campaign co-chair, said, "Our new Open House Ministries West building will allow us to more than double the number of people we serve with only a small increase in operational costs.

Open House Ministries breaks ground on Vancouver apartment building for families transitioning out of homelessness

Philanthropist Michael Lynch, honorary capital campaign co-chair, said, "Our new Open House Ministries West building will allow us to more than double the number of people we serve with only a small increase in operational costs.

July 25, 2022, 8:19pm Churches & Religion

Open House Ministries broke ground Monday afternoon on a 30-unit apartment building at West 12th and Jefferson streets for people transitioning from homelessness. Read story

FILE - This 2003 electron microscope image made available by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows mature, oval-shaped monkeypox virions, left, and spherical immature virions, right, obtained from a sample of human skin associated with the 2003 prairie dog outbreak. Two children have been diagnosed with monkeypox in the United States: a toddler in California and an infant who is not a U.S. resident, health officials said Friday, July 22, 2022. (Cynthia S.

Clark County’s first monkeypox infection confirmed

FILE - This 2003 electron microscope image made available by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows mature, oval-shaped monkeypox virions, left, and spherical immature virions, right, obtained from a sample of human skin associated with the 2003 prairie dog outbreak. Two children have been diagnosed with monkeypox in the United States: a toddler in California and an infant who is not a U.S. resident, health officials said Friday, July 22, 2022. (Cynthia S.

July 25, 2022, 6:14pm Clark County Health

Clark County’s first confirmed case of monkeypox arrived on Monday, according to Clark County Public Health. Read story