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Vancouver Clinic’s second building at Salmon Creek under construction

April 2, 2021, 6:00am Business

Construction is already underway on the Vancouver Clinic’s next expansion, a $70 million building at its existing Salmon Creek campus. The project broke ground in February and will be the… Read story

Free Clinic of Southwest Washington employee helps Latino community navigate health care

March 24, 2021, 6:02am Clark County Health

Ever since I can remember, I've wanted to become a physician. I've always had an interest in medicine. Read story

Salmonella sickens Clark County resident

April 6, 2021, 6:00am Clark County Health

Six Washingtonians, including a Clark County resident, have been sickened by Salmonella Typhimurium, which officials say they believe is linked to wild songbirds, such as pine siskins. Read story

Dr. Connie Kim Yen Nguyen-Truong, assistant professor at WSU Vancouver's College of Nursing has been working from home in Portland during the COVID-19 pandemic. Nguyen-Truong, 44, has been inspired to work on research about health disparities, especially among Asian cultures. Her parents were Vietnamese refugees, settling in Portland after leaving Vietnam in 1975.  "To this day I really hold on to the value they have in terms of the appreciation and what that means to be able to give back to our communities," she said.

Working in Clark County: Dr. Connie Kim Yen Nguyen-Truong, assistant professor at WSU Vancouver’s College of Nursing

Dr. Connie Kim Yen Nguyen-Truong, assistant professor at WSU Vancouver's College of Nursing has been working from home in Portland during the COVID-19 pandemic. Nguyen-Truong, 44, has been inspired to work on research about health disparities, especially among Asian cultures. Her parents were Vietnamese refugees, settling in Portland after leaving Vietnam in 1975.  "To this day I really hold on to the value they have in terms of the appreciation and what that means to be able to give back to our communities," she said.

November 21, 2020, 5:29am Business

In the 1970s, many Vietnamese refugees fled their war-torn country seeking safety in America. Among them were the parents of Dr. Connie Kim Yen Nguyen-Truong, 44, an assistant professor at WSU Vancouver’s College of Nursing. Read story

This screen grab from the website HealthCare.gov shows the extended deadline for signing up for health care coverage for 2020.  More than 8 million people have signed up for coverage next year under former President Barack Obama's health care law, the government said Friday, showing continued demand for the program amid ongoing uncertainty over its future.

Obamacare sign-ups steady as debate persists over its future

This screen grab from the website HealthCare.gov shows the extended deadline for signing up for health care coverage for 2020.  More than 8 million people have signed up for coverage next year under former President Barack Obama's health care law, the government said Friday, showing continued demand for the program amid ongoing uncertainty over its future.

December 20, 2019, 7:09pm Health

WASHINGTON — More than 8 million people have signed up for coverage next year under former President Barack Obama’s health care law, the government said Friday, a sign of continued demand for the program amid persistent uncertainty over its future. Read story

Health exchange offers preview

October 28, 2019, 6:00am Clark County Health

Washington residents will have a little more time to digest individual marketplace insurance options for next year, thanks to a new feature being rolled out by the Washington Health Benefit Exchange. Read story

More than 50 members of the Oregon Federation of Nurses and Health Professionals hold a rally and march through PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center to support the union's bargaining team on Wednesday. L.C. stands for "low census," which refers to staff members having short-notice shift cancellations. This situation can lead to staff members having to take PTO to fill the gaps in their hours for the week.

Union workers rally at PeaceHealth Southwest

More than 50 members of the Oregon Federation of Nurses and Health Professionals hold a rally and march through PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center to support the union's bargaining team on Wednesday. L.C. stands for "low census," which refers to staff members having short-notice shift cancellations. This situation can lead to staff members having to take PTO to fill the gaps in their hours for the week.

October 16, 2019, 4:38pm Business

Members of the Oregon Federation of Nurses and Health Professionals staged a rally on Wednesday afternoon at PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center in Vancouver. A procession of at least 60 members wearing pro-union red clothing marched through the hospital’s main lobby and across the campus. Read story

PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center in Vancouver.

PeaceHealth lays off another 50 employees

PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center in Vancouver.

October 10, 2019, 2:18pm Business

PeaceHealth has announced a round of support staff layoffs. It’s the second round of layoffs that the Washington-based health care company has announced in the past three months. Read story

Ellis Burke Jardine, who operates Excel Dental in Battle Ground, allegedly didn’t report to the dental commission the cardiac arrest or hospital admission of a patient who died after a visit to Excel, and also allegedly didn’t record the events until a month after the patients died, according to a DOH news release.

Battle Ground dentist charged with unprofessional conduct tied to patient death

Ellis Burke Jardine, who operates Excel Dental in Battle Ground, allegedly didn’t report to the dental commission the cardiac arrest or hospital admission of a patient who died after a visit to Excel, and also allegedly didn’t record the events until a month after the patients died, according to a DOH news release.

October 8, 2019, 7:21pm Clark County Health

The Washington State Department of Health’s Dental Quality Assurance Commission has charged a Clark County dentist with unprofessional conduct tied to the death of a patient in January 2018. Read story

Dr. David Ruiz says he was the first Spanish-speaking family medicine doctor in Clark County. He's been practicing in the area since 1980 and was recently honored for his medical work with the Latino community. His grandparents are from Mexico.

Vancouver doctor made career of serving ‘hidden’ patients

Dr. David Ruiz says he was the first Spanish-speaking family medicine doctor in Clark County. He's been practicing in the area since 1980 and was recently honored for his medical work with the Latino community. His grandparents are from Mexico.

September 30, 2019, 6:00am Clark County Health

The memories take place in a car or a hospital. Read story