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Washington House approves delaying payroll tax for WA Cares until July 2023

January 20, 2022, 7:42am Latest News

Washington House lawmakers Wednesday approved a pair of key bills to delay the payroll tax collections for WA Cares until July 2023 and make broad changes to the first-of-its-kind long-term… Read story

Clark County emergency rooms report drastic increase in patients

January 14, 2022, 6:04am Clark County Health

Officials at Legacy Salmon Creek and PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center have a request: Don’t visit the emergency room if you have mild COVID-19 symptoms or if you need a walk-in… Read story

An ambulance passes PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center on Wednesday.

PeaceHealth honored as healthiest large employer in state, in top 100 nationwide

An ambulance passes PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center on Wednesday.

December 14, 2021, 5:06pm Business

For the fourth year in a row, Vancouver-based PeaceHealth was named one of the Healthiest 100 Workplaces in America and the healthiest employer in Washington for organizations with 5,000 or more employees. Read story

Kaiser Permanente office in Salmon Creek (The Columbian files)

Southwest Washington Kaiser workers set to strike Monday

Kaiser Permanente office in Salmon Creek (The Columbian files)

November 10, 2021, 6:05am Business

Kaiser Permanente employees in Southwest Washington are set to strike Nov. 15 unless a deal is reached between union officials and Kaiser management. Read story

A page from wacaresfund.wa.gov.

Class action lawsuit filed against new Washington long-term care tax

A page from wacaresfund.wa.gov.

November 9, 2021, 2:56pm Health

Opponents of a mandatory payroll tax to fund Washington state’s new long-term care program filed a class action lawsuit Tuesday in federal court seeking to stop the January start of the payroll premium for most employees in the state. Read story

PeaceHealth seminar on lung cancer slated

November 9, 2021, 6:03am Clark County Health

Vancouver-based medical provider PeaceHealth will host a free webinar and question-and-answer session at 5:30 p.m. on Nov. 16. Multiple physicians will discuss the importance of lung cancer screenings, different types and stages of lung cancer, treatment options and more. Read story

A sign for a proposed behavioral health facility is pictured in Salmon Creek on Thursday afternoon, Nov. 4, 2021.

Mental health facility planned near Salmon Creek sparks debate

A sign for a proposed behavioral health facility is pictured in Salmon Creek on Thursday afternoon, Nov. 4, 2021.

November 8, 2021, 6:05am Clark County Health

Washington has a dire shortage of mental health providers and facilities, a shortage that has only grown worse with the coronavirus pandemic. To alleviate this shortage, the Legislature voted in 2021 to spend $500 million over the next two years to develop or improve behavioral health and substance use treatment… Read story

Why getting long-term care insurance in Washington is nearly impossible — and has been for months

November 1, 2021, 6:02am Editor's Choice

George had been thinking about buying long-term care insurance for a while. Read story

LEADOPTION Kelly Brady-Pavelko, nurse manager at Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center's emergency department, has seen front-line health care workers' mental health suffer over the past year.

Critical care for critical workers in Clark County

LEADOPTION Kelly Brady-Pavelko, nurse manager at Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center's emergency department, has seen front-line health care workers' mental health suffer over the past year.

October 24, 2021, 6:05am Clark County Health

Most people who work in hospitals expect back-to-back shifts, sleep deprivation, every imaginable bodily fluid, difficult patients, frightened families and the emotional burden of witnessing death. Read story

Speaker of the House Laurie Jinkins, D-Tacoma, left, presides over a session of the House, with most representatives attending remotely, on April 22 at the Capitol in Olympia. (AP Photo/Ted S.

Questions remain on state’s new long-term care insurance program

Speaker of the House Laurie Jinkins, D-Tacoma, left, presides over a session of the House, with most representatives attending remotely, on April 22 at the Capitol in Olympia. (AP Photo/Ted S.

October 10, 2021, 2:45pm Latest News

A new state-run insurance program designed to help residents pay for long-term care as they age has been met with questions and concerns. Read story