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Columbian Health Reporter

Maddie Wallingford, 9, right, tries a piece of frozen corn while making shepherd’s pie with her sister, 6-year-old Hazel, and mom, Mari, at their Vancouver home Tuesday evening. Maddie used to be an extremely picky eater until she went through Innovative Services NW’s food therapy program.

Innovative Services NW therapy aids picky eaters

Maddie Wallingford, 9, right, tries a piece of frozen corn while making shepherd’s pie with her sister, 6-year-old Hazel, and mom, Mari, at their Vancouver home Tuesday evening. Maddie used to be an extremely picky eater until she went through Innovative Services NW’s food therapy program.

November 13, 2017, 6:02am Clark County Health

Meal time could be tricky for 9-year-old Maddie Wallingford. Read story

John Cummings assists client Linda Stithem as he drops her off for an appointment at Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center in December.

Legacy Salmon Creek gets grade of A for hospital safety

John Cummings assists client Linda Stithem as he drops her off for an appointment at Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center in December.

November 9, 2017, 7:26pm Clark County Health

When it comes to hospital safety, Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center is among the top of the class, according to a national nonprofit organization. Read story

Kuni Foundation’s $7.5 million grant to aid OHSU research

November 8, 2017, 8:46pm Clark County Health

The Kuni Foundation on Tuesday announced a $7.5 million donation to boost cancer research at Oregon Health & Science University. Read story

Dr. Jennifer Lanning triages a patient with cellulitis in the emergency department Oct. 27 at Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center in Vancouver. Under the hospital’s new physician-in-triage process, physicians see patients during the triage process, rather than waiting until the patient has been given a room.

Hospitals work to streamline emergency care, departments

Dr. Jennifer Lanning triages a patient with cellulitis in the emergency department Oct. 27 at Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center in Vancouver. Under the hospital’s new physician-in-triage process, physicians see patients during the triage process, rather than waiting until the patient has been given a room.

November 8, 2017, 7:51pm Clark County Health

Go to a hospital emergency department, and you’re likely in for a wait. Read story

La Center resident Jane Sheaffer rides her horse, Millie, past a sign informing visitors of seasonal trail restrictions on Oct. 30 at Whipple Creek Regional Park in Ridgefield. As of Nov. 1, the park’s primitive trails are limited to foot traffic during the rainy season.

Whipple Creek park’s dirt trails closed to horses for rainy season

La Center resident Jane Sheaffer rides her horse, Millie, past a sign informing visitors of seasonal trail restrictions on Oct. 30 at Whipple Creek Regional Park in Ridgefield. As of Nov. 1, the park’s primitive trails are limited to foot traffic during the rainy season.

November 8, 2017, 6:03am Clark County Life

Over the last six years, volunteers have dedicated thousands of hours every spring and summer to improving the trails at Whipple Creek Regional Park. Read story

Construction of Rainier Springs Hospital in Salmon Creek began in the spring and will continue through the winter. The 72-bed psychiatric hospital is on track to open in the summer.

Psychiatric hospital starts to take shape in Salmon Creek

Construction of Rainier Springs Hospital in Salmon Creek began in the spring and will continue through the winter. The 72-bed psychiatric hospital is on track to open in the summer.

November 8, 2017, 6:00am Business

Construction of a 72-bed psychiatric hospital in Salmon Creek is underway and on track for its planned summer completion. Read story

Travis O’Brien of Vancouver pulls on a sleeve before trying on his new prosthetic arm Oct. 27 at Evergreen Prosthetics & Orthotics in Vancouver. O’Brien’s arm was amputated Sept. 14 after an untreated broken arm led to an infection in his bone.

Vancouver man on road to recovery after getting new arm

Travis O’Brien of Vancouver pulls on a sleeve before trying on his new prosthetic arm Oct. 27 at Evergreen Prosthetics & Orthotics in Vancouver. O’Brien’s arm was amputated Sept. 14 after an untreated broken arm led to an infection in his bone.

November 6, 2017, 6:00am Clark County Health

Travis O’Brien grinned as he pulled the sleeve made of pantyhose-like material up over his elbow. He stood in the nondescript room and anxiously waited for his appointment to begin. Read story

Nicole Nguyen, a volunteer at Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center, left, receives a flu shot from registered nurse Lindsey Wreden on Friday. Wreden has for several weeks pushed a cart around the hospital, vaccinating employees and volunteers against the seasonal flu.

Flu season nears in Clark County

Nicole Nguyen, a volunteer at Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center, left, receives a flu shot from registered nurse Lindsey Wreden on Friday. Wreden has for several weeks pushed a cart around the hospital, vaccinating employees and volunteers against the seasonal flu.

October 31, 2017, 6:05am Clark County Health

Lindsey Wreden stocked her supply cart with vaccine vials, turned on her blinking “Flu Kicker” pin and set out to find the stragglers at Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center who hadn’t received this year’s flu shot. Read story

Camas resident Elaina Tellup, 25, was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease earlier this year and has undergone three surgeries related to the disease. Crohn’s disease is an inflammatory bowel disease.

Camas woman caught off guard by Crohn’s

Camas resident Elaina Tellup, 25, was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease earlier this year and has undergone three surgeries related to the disease. Crohn’s disease is an inflammatory bowel disease.

October 30, 2017, 6:07am Clark County Health

Elaina Tellup was so busy worrying about everyone else’s well-being that she ignored signs that her own health was declining. Read story

Clark County PUblic Health among first in U.S. to link salmonella outbreak to tuna

October 26, 2017, 6:47pm Clark County Health

Clark County Public Health officials were among the first to identify a nationwide salmonella outbreak linked to tuna loins and tuna steaks. Read story