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Residents say mental health facility is not a good fit for Mount Vista area

June 19, 2022, 6:01am Clark County Health

A two-part land-use hearing for a proposed residential mental health treatment facility on Northeast 50th Avenue, in the Mount Vista area, wrapped up Thursday evening, but a decision from Hearing… Read story

Washington nursing programs see new funding from Legislature but some were left out

June 7, 2022, 7:40am Health

As the COVID-19 pandemic exacerbated a health care staffing shortage in Washington and nationally, the state Legislature this year provided more than $38 million to nursing programs statewide. Read story

PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center in central Vancouver and Legacy Salmon Creek Medical center in Salmon Creek have both received "A" ratings from Leapfrog.

PeaceHealth, Legacy Salmon Creek recognized for high-quality care

PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center in central Vancouver and Legacy Salmon Creek Medical center in Salmon Creek have both received "A" ratings from Leapfrog.

May 31, 2022, 6:02am Clark County Health

PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center and Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center both received A ratings in a recent hospital safety analysis conducted by The LeapFrog Group, an independent national watchdog organization that examines hospital quality and safety. Read story

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Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center welcomes new chief medical officer

Greg Saunders

May 28, 2022, 2:40pm Clark County Health

Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center has a new chief medical officer. Read story

Crisis Support Specialists Bryan Rippentrop, left, Trista Rust, center, and Clinical Supervisor Dawn Tec Yah chat Wednesday outside the Battle Ground Police Department before a shift on Columbia River Mental Health Services' Mobile Night Crisis team. The service was launched on May 15, and aims to provide direct mental health counseling and treatment to vulnerable individuals and relieve law enforcement and emergency service personnel from the need to respond to mental health and substance use crises overnight. At top, a logo identifies the Columbia River Night Crisis team's mobile health van.

Clark County mental health counseling expands with launch of Mobile Night Crisis team

Crisis Support Specialists Bryan Rippentrop, left, Trista Rust, center, and Clinical Supervisor Dawn Tec Yah chat Wednesday outside the Battle Ground Police Department before a shift on Columbia River Mental Health Services' Mobile Night Crisis team. The service was launched on May 15, and aims to provide direct mental health counseling and treatment to vulnerable individuals and relieve law enforcement and emergency service personnel from the need to respond to mental health and substance use crises overnight. At top, a logo identifies the Columbia River Night Crisis team's mobile health van.

May 28, 2022, 6:03am Clark County Health

Columbia River Mental Health Services has launched a Mobile Night Crisis team to provide direct mental health counseling and treatment to vulnerable individuals and relieve law enforcement and emergency service personnel from the need to respond to mental health and substance use crises overnight. Read story

Washington takes step toward expanding health insurance coverage for all residents, regardless of immigration status

May 18, 2022, 7:21am Health

Washington has taken a significant step toward expanding health and dental insurance coverage to nearly all residents, particularly those who are undocumented. Read story

Mindful Therapy Group CEO Derek Crain talks about the company at its new Vancouver office, 7600 N.E. 41st St., that opened this month. It is the company's first office in Clark County. Crain, also a licensed clinical social worker, started the company in 2011 in Mountlake Terrace. It has since expanded across the Northwest.

Mindful Therapy Group opens new office in Vancouver, its first in Clark County

Mindful Therapy Group CEO Derek Crain talks about the company at its new Vancouver office, 7600 N.E. 41st St., that opened this month. It is the company's first office in Clark County. Crain, also a licensed clinical social worker, started the company in 2011 in Mountlake Terrace. It has since expanded across the Northwest.

May 13, 2022, 6:03am Business

Mindful Therapy Group, a diverse and collaborative network of licensed, independent mental health clinicians, opened a new office in Vancouver this month — just in time for Mental Health Awareness Month. Read story

Applicants sought for Public Health Advisory Council

April 20, 2022, 6:00am Clark County Health

The Clark County Board of Health is accepting applications for a newly created position on the Public Health Advisory Council. Applicants must live in the county and represent the Clark County Commission on Aging or the aging community. Read story

PeaceHealth is proposing a new four-story medical building at the southeast corner of Southeast First Street and 192nd Avenue. The site, which adjoins a school, is currently vacant.

PeaceHealth proposes ambulatory care center in east Vancouver

PeaceHealth is proposing a new four-story medical building at the southeast corner of Southeast First Street and 192nd Avenue. The site, which adjoins a school, is currently vacant.

April 16, 2022, 6:05am Business

PeaceHealth has proposed a four-story ambulatory care center for east Vancouver, according to pre-planning documents sent to the city. Read story

File - In this May 11, 2018 file photo, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, center, speaks in front of Western State Hospital in Lakewood, Wash. Gov. Inslee unveiled Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2018, his budget and policy plan for fixing the state's struggling mental health system in the coming years. Inslee said he wanted to invest in the troubled Western State Hospital to address safety concerns there, but he didn't mention the rise in assaults at the state's largest psychiatric hospital. (AP Photo/Ted S.

Big changes at Western State Hospital fit into Inslee’s plan to ‘re-imagine’ mental health

File - In this May 11, 2018 file photo, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, center, speaks in front of Western State Hospital in Lakewood, Wash. Gov. Inslee unveiled Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2018, his budget and policy plan for fixing the state's struggling mental health system in the coming years. Inslee said he wanted to invest in the troubled Western State Hospital to address safety concerns there, but he didn't mention the rise in assaults at the state's largest psychiatric hospital. (AP Photo/Ted S.

April 4, 2022, 6:02am Health

If there is an apt symbol of Washington’s strained mental health system, it’s Western State Hospital. Read story