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‘People are just much more willing to fight’: More health care workers in Clark County push to unionize

May 28, 2024, 6:05am Business

Unionization efforts across the health care field continue to increase in Clark County and beyond as workers steadily organize to secure more workplace protections. Read story

WA at national forefront of battle over long-term care

May 27, 2024, 6:02am Health

Getting older is a fact of life — but how Americans should pay for that care is a matter of opinion. Read story

PeaceHealth appoints two new hospital executives

May 21, 2024, 4:57pm Business

Health care company PeaceHealth announced the appointment of two new hospital executives Tuesday afternoon. Read story

The Oregon Health & Science University campus in Portland is seen in 2016.

Private equity moves into care in Northwest: Investment firms buying mental health, substance use clinics

The Oregon Health & Science University campus in Portland is seen in 2016.

May 21, 2024, 6:09am Business

A national study published by the journal JAMA Psychiatry earlier this month found private equity firms now account for as much as a quarter of practices providing mental health services in some states. In Washington, about 3 percent of mental health clinics and 8 percent of substance use clinics are… Read story

Dr. Nick Jankowski, lead optometrist at Mt. View EyeCare in Vancouver, uses the Ovitz medical system to analyze an eye during a demonstration Friday morning.

Mt. View EyeCare in east Vancouver offers specialized care for special eye issues

Dr. Nick Jankowski, lead optometrist at Mt. View EyeCare in Vancouver, uses the Ovitz medical system to analyze an eye during a demonstration Friday morning.

May 15, 2024, 6:06am Business

Vancouver eye patient Paula Hinton suffered chemical burns to both of her corneas in 2021. Before she visited Mt. View EyeCare in Vancouver, she used specialty drops prescribed by a different doctor, but she could only see colors and shapes. Read story

Melissa Dodge, left, laughs as Dylan Dodge, 17, plays with the family dogs Scooter, left, and Samantha on Tuesday, May 7, 2024, at the Dodge household in Vancouver. Melissa Dodge co-founded the Autism Mom&#039;s Support Group after Dylan was diagnosed and had trouble finding support.

Spurred by advocacy, these Clark County moms champion change for their children

Melissa Dodge, left, laughs as Dylan Dodge, 17, plays with the family dogs Scooter, left, and Samantha on Tuesday, May 7, 2024, at the Dodge household in Vancouver. Melissa Dodge co-founded the Autism Mom&#039;s Support Group after Dylan was diagnosed and had trouble finding support.

May 11, 2024, 6:14am Clark County Health

Clark County is full of mothers who want a better future for their children. Then, there are the mothers who work toward a better future for all children. Here are stories of three such Clark County residents. Motherhood spurred their advocacy — for substance-use recovery programs, environmental protections and access… Read story

Registered nurse Jennifer Anderson greets morning traffic while picketing outside PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center on Thursday morning, April 18, 2024.

Washington nurses union files unfair labor practice charge against PeaceHealth

Registered nurse Jennifer Anderson greets morning traffic while picketing outside PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center on Thursday morning, April 18, 2024.

May 10, 2024, 3:50pm Business

The Washington State Nurses Association has filed an unfair labor practice charge against PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center on behalf of the 1,465 nurses the union represents at the Vancouver hospital. Read story

Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center (The Columbian files)

Labcorp workers in Southwest Washington, Oregon vote to unionize

Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center (The Columbian files)

May 9, 2024, 6:05am Business

Around 400 lab workers in Oregon and Southwest Washington, all employed by health care company Labcorp, voted to unionize last week. Read story

&igrave;Loowit,&icirc; a sculpture by artist Lee Kelly, stands at the front of Legacy Salmon Creek hospital on Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2022. Legacy Salmon Creek is one of the top 50 hospitals in the country, according to Healthgrades.

Legacy Health Primary Care Clinics workers call for union

&igrave;Loowit,&icirc; a sculpture by artist Lee Kelly, stands at the front of Legacy Salmon Creek hospital on Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2022. Legacy Salmon Creek is one of the top 50 hospitals in the country, according to Healthgrades.

May 8, 2024, 6:11pm Business

Doctors, physician assistants and nurse practitioners from Legacy Health’s Primary Care Clinics have called for a union election. Read story

WA Cares supporters are sounding the alarm about what will happen to Washington's long-term care program should voters approve Initiative 2124 in November. I-2124 would make paying into WA Cares voluntary.

Why supporters of Washington’s long-term care program are worried

WA Cares supporters are sounding the alarm about what will happen to Washington's long-term care program should voters approve Initiative 2124 in November. I-2124 would make paying into WA Cares voluntary.

May 8, 2024, 5:45pm Election

With a looming ballot initiative threatening to upend the finances of Washington’s long-term care benefit, the state is looking at contingency plans. Read story