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PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center workers join a spirited rally outside the hospital Thursday afternoon, Oct. 26, 2023.

National union leader joins health care workers at PeaceHealth on picket line

PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center workers join a spirited rally outside the hospital Thursday afternoon, Oct. 26, 2023.

October 26, 2023, 3:30pm Business

Hundreds of health care workers at PeaceHealth were joined on the picket lines today by a national union leader as the strike at Vancouver’s hospital entered its fourth day. Read story

Dedicated to serving LGBTQ+ people, neurodiverse adults, people in larger bodies, and those with chronic illness or invisible disabilities; Lavender Spectrum health is located at 5501 N.E. 109th Court in Vancouver.

Working in Clark County: Natalie Paul of Lavender Spectrum Health

Dedicated to serving LGBTQ+ people, neurodiverse adults, people in larger bodies, and those with chronic illness or invisible disabilities; Lavender Spectrum health is located at 5501 N.E. 109th Court in Vancouver.

October 23, 2023, 6:05am Business

Natalie Paul is a family nurse practitioner, primary care provider, and owner of Lavender Spectrum Health, located at 5501 N.E. 109th Court in Vancouver. It is a private practice medical clinic dedicated to serving patients from marginalized communities, such as LGBTQ+ people, neurodiverse adults, people in larger bodies, and those… Read story

Service Employees International Union Local 49 union members strike outside Kaiser Permanente's Cascade Park Medical Office on Mill Plain Boulevard Wednesday morning.

Kaiser strike enters its second day in Vancouver, across the Northwest

Service Employees International Union Local 49 union members strike outside Kaiser Permanente's Cascade Park Medical Office on Mill Plain Boulevard Wednesday morning.

October 5, 2023, 9:34am Clark County Health

The largest health care strike in U.S. history has entered its second day of picketing, after more than 75,000 Kaiser Permanente health care workers walked out Wednesday morning. Read story

The union that represents Kaiser Permanente health care workers announced Thursday that 98 percent of its members have voted to authorize a strike.

Kaiser workers in Clark County, elsewhere vote to authorize strike

The union that represents Kaiser Permanente health care workers announced Thursday that 98 percent of its members have voted to authorize a strike.

September 14, 2023, 4:46pm Business

As a strike vote comes to a close, the union that represents Kaiser Permanente health care workers announced Thursday that 98 percent of its members have voted to authorize a strike. Read story

Members of Magenta Theater perform a song Tuesday at a NAMI Southwest Washington Suicide Prevention and Awareness Summit at the Clark County YMCA.

Shine the Light: Suicide Prevention & Awareness Summit strives to save lives

Members of Magenta Theater perform a song Tuesday at a NAMI Southwest Washington Suicide Prevention and Awareness Summit at the Clark County YMCA.

September 13, 2023, 7:29pm Clark County Health

A simple conversation can help save a life. Read story

Breast cancer survivors sought for Columbian’s annual special section

August 30, 2023, 6:05am Breast Cancer

Who better to offer advice to women receiving breast cancer diagnoses than those who have already walked the path? Read story

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

OHSU to acquire Legacy Health in merger; combined entity will have 32,000 employees

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

August 17, 2023, 3:19pm Business

Legacy Health and Oregon Health & Science University announced Wednesday that the two health care systems are combining. Read story

Dr. Neha Didwaniya, foreground center, works at her desk after seeing a patient. She's joined by operations manager Rebecca Hildreth, background from left, medical assistant Abby Pearson and certified nursing assistant Ashlee Harris at Vancouver Clinic's Evergreen Place location. Despite regional health care challenges, Vancouver Clinic has furthered its expansion into Oregon.

Vancouver Clinic expands to Portland

Dr. Neha Didwaniya, foreground center, works at her desk after seeing a patient. She's joined by operations manager Rebecca Hildreth, background from left, medical assistant Abby Pearson and certified nursing assistant Ashlee Harris at Vancouver Clinic's Evergreen Place location. Despite regional health care challenges, Vancouver Clinic has furthered its expansion into Oregon.

August 10, 2023, 6:07am Business

With an office opening next week in Northeast Portland, Vancouver Clinic is moving farther beyond its namesake’s boundaries. Read story

Kelly Ferguson, foreground right, chief operating officer of Columbia River Mental Health Services, leads a tour through the waiting room at the new NorthStar Clinic. Columbia River Mental Health Services offers the largest opioid treatment program in Southwest Washington at the new facility. It will treat all people in any stage of recovery.

NorthStar Clinic opens in central Vancouver to provide addiction treatment

Kelly Ferguson, foreground right, chief operating officer of Columbia River Mental Health Services, leads a tour through the waiting room at the new NorthStar Clinic. Columbia River Mental Health Services offers the largest opioid treatment program in Southwest Washington at the new facility. It will treat all people in any stage of recovery.

August 8, 2023, 7:08pm Clark County Health

Victor Jackson never imagined the Elmer’s Pancake House in the Van Mall neighborhood where he’d eat eggs Benedict as an addiction treatment clinic. Read story

Dr. Alan Melnick, Clark County Health Officer and Public Health Director, left, listens as Clark County Councilor Gary Medvigy speaks to the media in March 2020.

Clark County Public Health strives to address racism, health inequalities

Dr. Alan Melnick, Clark County Health Officer and Public Health Director, left, listens as Clark County Councilor Gary Medvigy speaks to the media in March 2020.

July 29, 2023, 6:08am Clark County Health

It’s been three years since the Clark County Board of Health unanimously approved a resolution aimed at eliminating system racism and health inequalities. Read story