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Washington lawmakers consider bill to require and enforce nurse staffing minimums in hospitals

February 28, 2023, 7:37am Health

A bill pushing for state-enforced nurse-to-patient ratios has been making its way through the Legislature. If it passes, Washington will be the second state in the country and the first in 20 years to have nurse-to-patient ratios. Read story

Youth House staff member Maranda Heckler sits for a portrait below artwork created by clients who are part of the Options or Healthy Transitions programs at Clark County Youth House. Heckler is a case manager and a certified peer counselor with the Healthy Transitions Program, where she uses her own lived experience to offer support to youth struggling with their mental health.

Columbia River Mental Health Services programs help youth dealing with mental health issues

Youth House staff member Maranda Heckler sits for a portrait below artwork created by clients who are part of the Options or Healthy Transitions programs at Clark County Youth House. Heckler is a case manager and a certified peer counselor with the Healthy Transitions Program, where she uses her own lived experience to offer support to youth struggling with their mental health.

January 27, 2023, 6:03am Clark County Health

In high school, Cameron began to realize that they were struggling with their mental health. Life at home was difficult, and they did not feel recognized for the accomplishments they made. Read story

David Rodriguez, a behavioral health advocate with the Office of Behavioral Health Advocacy, helps individuals and families navigate the mental health care system.

Behavioral health advocates are here to help Washingtonians

David Rodriguez, a behavioral health advocate with the Office of Behavioral Health Advocacy, helps individuals and families navigate the mental health care system.

January 22, 2023, 6:00am Clark County Health

Navigating the mental health care system can be difficult, sometimes leaving people feeling confused and frustrated. Read story

COVID-19 case rate up in Clark County; hospital admissions fall

January 20, 2023, 6:02am News

Clark County’s COVID-19 activity rose slightly this week, with 238 new COVID-19 cases reported, bringing county totals to 110,710, according to Clark County Public Health data. Read story

Cascade Care Savings has special enrollment

January 19, 2023, 6:00am Clark County Health

The open enrollment period for Cascade Care Savings is closed, but Washington Healthplanfinder has opened a new special enrollment period for individuals and families who make up to 250 percent of the federal poverty level, according to a press release. Read story

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Vancouver Clinic partners with Cascade Physicians of Oregon

(The Columbian files)

January 17, 2023, 6:00am Business

Vancouver Clinic announced Thursday that the Oregon-based Cascade Physicians medical practice will be joining the clinic as of Feb. 1. Read story

Caring for a sick child has become even more stressful than usual for many U.S. parents in recent weeks due to shortages of Children's Tylenol and other medicines.

Clark County hospitals remain stressed

Caring for a sick child has become even more stressful than usual for many U.S. parents in recent weeks due to shortages of Children's Tylenol and other medicines.

January 14, 2023, 6:04am Business

With parts of the country still in the midst of a tripledemic of respiratory viruses, emergency departments across Clark County continue to be overwhelmed with patients — on top of that, certain medicines and antibiotics are hard to come by. Read story

Steven Doble packs up items in his kitchen, preparing to move out of his Vancouver apartment where he's lived for eight years. Doble and his roommate are facing eviction, unable to pay their rent due in part to a long wait time for federal disability benefits.

People with disabilities in Clark County face evictions, homelessness as federal benefits stall

Steven Doble packs up items in his kitchen, preparing to move out of his Vancouver apartment where he's lived for eight years. Doble and his roommate are facing eviction, unable to pay their rent due in part to a long wait time for federal disability benefits.

January 13, 2023, 6:04am Clark County Health

After living at Oakbrook Apartments in Vancouver for eight years, roommates Steven Doble and Faith are packing their things into cardboard boxes. Unable to pay their rent, they got an eviction summons in late December. Read story

Dr. Michael Paull, from left, medical director at Vancouver Clinic Mental Health Center, joins geriatric psychiatrist Dr. Tenley Rivera and clinic manager Stacey Regalado during a tour of the new facility. The facility has one traditional exam room for use in administering medication to some patients.

Vancouver Clinic to open center dedicated to mental health care

Dr. Michael Paull, from left, medical director at Vancouver Clinic Mental Health Center, joins geriatric psychiatrist Dr. Tenley Rivera and clinic manager Stacey Regalado during a tour of the new facility. The facility has one traditional exam room for use in administering medication to some patients.

January 12, 2023, 6:01am Business

During the pandemic, the team at the Vancouver Clinic noticed a sudden and drastic increase in rates of mental health decline, according to Dr. Michael Paull, medical director of Primary Care, Urgent Care and Continuous Improvement at the Vancouver Clinic. Read story

Staff shortages across the health care industry have affected nursing homes in Clark County and across the nation.

Nursing home staff shortage a ‘crisis’ in Clark County, Washington

Staff shortages across the health care industry have affected nursing homes in Clark County and across the nation.

January 8, 2023, 6:03am Business

A lack of skilled staff at nursing homes and adult family homes is creating a situation in which local hospitals are filled with people who should be discharged to a skilled nursing facility or long-term care home but can’t find a bed. Read story