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Herrera Beutler revives three bills related to maternal health care

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June 1, 2021, 6:02am Clark County Health

U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler took a trio of stalled maternal health bills off the shelf last week, a series of reintroductions aimed at improving outcomes for new mothers and infants. Read story

Maelynn Wood of Vancouver, from left, joins her son, Augie, 5, Dr. David Paik and her daughter, Genevieve, 9, at Main Street Family Medicine in Vancouver.

Vancouver alternative health care practice Main Street Family Medicine grows

Maelynn Wood of Vancouver, from left, joins her son, Augie, 5, Dr. David Paik and her daughter, Genevieve, 9, at Main Street Family Medicine in Vancouver.

May 20, 2021, 6:02am Business

As Main Street Family Medicine approaches its third year of providing primary care for a flat monthly fee, Dr. Steve Baker said his practice “continues to grow.” 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

Workers from Andersen Construction help build a second building at the Vancouver Clinic's Salmon Creek campus. The building is the last and largest in a series of projects outlined in a strategic growth plan that the clinic adopted in 2015.

Vancouver Clinic’s second building at Salmon Creek under construction

Workers from Andersen Construction help build a second building at the Vancouver Clinic's Salmon Creek campus. The building is the last and largest in a series of projects outlined in a strategic growth plan that the clinic adopted in 2015.

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 health care provider’s 12th local facility, including two that opened less than six months ago. Read story

Daniel Salazar Mollinedo, patient care coordinator at the Free Clinic of Southwest Washington, walks through the front door of the building after putting his mask on.

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

Daniel Salazar Mollinedo, patient care coordinator at the Free Clinic of Southwest Washington, walks through the front door of the building after putting his mask on.

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

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