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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

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

FILE - In this Saturday, June 8, 2019 file photo, two women smoke cannabis vape pens at a party in Los Angeles. On Friday, Sept. 27, 2019, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said more than three-quarters of the 805 confirmed and probable illnesses from vaping involved THC, the ingredient that produces a high in marijuana.

Washington issues flavored vaping ban, joining other states

FILE - In this Saturday, June 8, 2019 file photo, two women smoke cannabis vape pens at a party in Los Angeles. On Friday, Sept. 27, 2019, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said more than three-quarters of the 805 confirmed and probable illnesses from vaping involved THC, the ingredient that produces a high in marijuana.

September 27, 2019, 12:13pm Health Wire

Washington on Friday joined several other states in banning the sale of flavored vaping products amid concern over the mysterious lung illness that has sickened hundreds of people and killed about a dozen across the country. Read story

Kaiser Permanete has reached a tentative contract agreement with a coalition of unions that were threatening to strike.

Kaiser, unions reach tentative contract agreement

Kaiser Permanete has reached a tentative contract agreement with a coalition of unions that were threatening to strike.

September 25, 2019, 5:59pm Business

Kaiser Permanente announced Wednesday morning that it had reached a tentative agreement with a coalition of worker unions that were threatening to hold a weeklong strike in October. The news comes after two days of scheduled bargaining on Monday and Tuesday. Read story

State health officials investigating Vancouver woman’s death after root canal

September 18, 2019, 6:00am Clark County Health

The Washington State Department of Health is investigating a report of the death of a Vancouver woman that occurred after she received treatment at Wright & Beatty Endodontics in Vancouver. Read story