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Vancouver resident Libby Wymore is among one of the advocates who traveled to Olympia Monday morning to ask for support of House Bill 1450. Wymore was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma when she was 20 and went into remission a year after.

Vancouver woman among advocates who urge lawmakers to support House Bill 1450 to expand insurance coverage for biomarker testing for cancer patients

Vancouver resident Libby Wymore is among one of the advocates who traveled to Olympia Monday morning to ask for support of House Bill 1450. Wymore was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma when she was 20 and went into remission a year after.

February 5, 2024, 5:51pm Clark County Health

Cancer patients, survivors and their families from the American Cancer Society’s Cancer Action Network traveled to Olympia Monday morning to urge lawmakers to endorse House Bill 1450, which would expand insurance coverage for biomarker testing throughout the state. Read story

Free children’s dental health clinic Feb. 3 at Clark College dental hygiene department

January 26, 2024, 5:55am Clark County Health

The Clark College Dental Hygiene department will host its annual free children’s dental health clinic from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 3. Read story

Dr. William Herzig, left, works with Dr. Jacob Calvert as they use the da Vinci robotic surgery system to perform a hysterectomy Wednesday morning on patient Tina Sixberry at Vancouver Clinic Salmon Creek. The facility is the first stand-alone outpatient surgical center in the region to use this system.

Vancouver Clinic patients are in da Vinci’s capable robotic hands

Dr. William Herzig, left, works with Dr. Jacob Calvert as they use the da Vinci robotic surgery system to perform a hysterectomy Wednesday morning on patient Tina Sixberry at Vancouver Clinic Salmon Creek. The facility is the first stand-alone outpatient surgical center in the region to use this system.

January 12, 2024, 6:03am Clark County News

Inside the new surgery center at Vancouver Clinic Salmon Creek, da Vinci has little to do with art. It’s a robotic surgical system used for minimally invasive outpatient procedures. The da Vinci allows surgeons to use smaller tools and access difficult areas of the body without a large incision. It… Read story

PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center CEO Gregory resigns

December 29, 2023, 5:55am Business

PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center CEO Sean Gregory has resigned after seven years in the role. Read story

Charles Hanset started the Sonya Fund in honor of his sister, who died from an overdose in 2014. The fund helps families who have had a loved one die due to homelessness, substance use or a mental health condition.

Founder of nonprofit Thrive2Survive keeps sister’s memory alive with Sonya Fund

Charles Hanset started the Sonya Fund in honor of his sister, who died from an overdose in 2014. The fund helps families who have had a loved one die due to homelessness, substance use or a mental health condition.

December 28, 2023, 6:06am Clark County Health

Charles Hanset carries his sister’s legacy with him every day. She died of an overdose in 2014. He had her name, Sonya, permanently inked into the skin on the side of his neck. Read story

Jimmy Howland of Vancouver, who had his leg amputated in 2020, navigates the small ramp he built for his unit at Hope Village in Vancouver.  At top, a  man has his vitals checked at the Evergreen Crossing respite medical clinic in Portland.

Hurt and homeless with no place to heal: Could a successful Oregon program be a model for Clark County?

Jimmy Howland of Vancouver, who had his leg amputated in 2020, navigates the small ramp he built for his unit at Hope Village in Vancouver.  At top, a  man has his vitals checked at the Evergreen Crossing respite medical clinic in Portland.

December 23, 2023, 6:14am Clark County Health

When complications from a blood clot forced amputation of Jimmy Howland’s leg, it might have led to a chance for him to get into housing. Instead, the hospital ushered him into a reluctant relative’s home to fully recover. Read story

A nurse walks by a mural by Portland-based artist John Vance on Tuesday at Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center.

Art for pediatrics: Portland artist transforms unit at Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center

A nurse walks by a mural by Portland-based artist John Vance on Tuesday at Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center.

December 20, 2023, 6:06am Clark County Health

The surgical services unit at Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center is getting a kid-friendly upgrade this winter. Read story

Gov. Jay Inslee visits the fourth Safe Stay Community off Main Street on Friday morning. Earlier, he visited with The Columbian&rsquo;s Editorial Board.

Gov. Jay Inslee optimistic about his proposed 2024 supplemental budget

Gov. Jay Inslee visits the fourth Safe Stay Community off Main Street on Friday morning. Earlier, he visited with The Columbian&rsquo;s Editorial Board.

December 16, 2023, 6:05am Clark County News

Gov. Jay Inslee is “cautiously optimistic” that state legislators will approve his proposed 2024 supplemental budget released Wednesday. Inslee met with The Columbian’s Editorial Board Friday to discuss the specifics of the budget. Read story

Diana James, 72, experienced a brain bleed in Portugal seven months ago that left her in a coma. James just returned to the states on Monday.

Vancouver woman returns home after medical crisis abroad

Diana James, 72, experienced a brain bleed in Portugal seven months ago that left her in a coma. James just returned to the states on Monday.

December 13, 2023, 4:44pm Clark County Health

Vancouver resident Diana James this week returned to the United States after being stuck in a Portugal hospital for the past seven months. Read story

Elizabeth Cochran, left, and Ace Salu of Columbia River Mental Health Services take a break with the clinic&rsquo;s new community response team van on Friday afternoon.

New van allows Columbia River Mental Health Services team to aid those in need along Fourth Plain

Elizabeth Cochran, left, and Ace Salu of Columbia River Mental Health Services take a break with the clinic&rsquo;s new community response team van on Friday afternoon.

December 9, 2023, 6:06am Clark County Health

A Vancouver agency is offering an alternative to police response for people experiencing mental health crises along the Fourth Plain corridor. Read story