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Victor Zamora, right, gets his Tdap shot from pediatric nurse practitioner Jenny Lu, right, in Tustin, Calif. on Aug. 18, 2011.

Officials: Childhood vaccine rate down in Clark County, state

Victor Zamora, right, gets his Tdap shot from pediatric nurse practitioner Jenny Lu, right, in Tustin, Calif. on Aug. 18, 2011.

October 18, 2022, 6:02am Clark County Health

Routine childhood vaccination rates have declined since 2019, causing some concern among local health care authorities. Read story

HOPE Dementia Support specialist and facilitator Lori Massie, left, and group facilitator Carol Becker, shown here at Vista Meadows Neighborhood Park in Vancouver, lead a group that is unique in providing supportive space for both caregivers and those with a dementia diagnosis.

HOPE Dementia Support group a refuge for caregivers, their loved ones in Clark County

HOPE Dementia Support specialist and facilitator Lori Massie, left, and group facilitator Carol Becker, shown here at Vista Meadows Neighborhood Park in Vancouver, lead a group that is unique in providing supportive space for both caregivers and those with a dementia diagnosis.

October 13, 2022, 6:04am Clark County Health

As retired volunteer chaplains, Fred and Laura Lake spent years helping families struggling with dementia, but they never imagined it would affect them so directly — until Laura Lake was diagnosed with dementia in 2019. Read story

Kacia Gauthier, lactation services manager at Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center, looks over bottles of donated breast milk for infants in need. The Salmon Creek hospital began working with Northwest Mothers Milk Bank in June.

Legacy Salmon Creek home to Southwest Washington’s only human-milk distribution site

Kacia Gauthier, lactation services manager at Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center, looks over bottles of donated breast milk for infants in need. The Salmon Creek hospital began working with Northwest Mothers Milk Bank in June.

September 29, 2022, 6:00am Clark County Health

Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center joined Northwest Mothers Milk Bank in June, opening the first human-donor breast milk-distribution site in Southwest Washington and eliminating the need for overnight shipments or drives to the milk bank’s Tigard, Ore., location to pick up a prescription. Read story

Washington Department of Labor & Industries proposes workers’ compensation rate increase

September 21, 2022, 6:05am Business

Employers and workers may soon be paying more for workers’ compensation insurance after the Washington Department of Labor & Industries proposed a 4.8 percent rate increase. Read story

Legacy Health offers free monkeypox vaccine clinic Saturday in Vancouver

September 21, 2022, 6:03am Clark County Health

Legacy Health is offering a free monkeypox vaccination clinic from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Legacy Medical Group Family Wellness, 1000 S.E. Tech Center Drive, Suite 120, Vancouver. Read story

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Half of Washington residents eligible for free or discounted hospital care

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August 23, 2022, 10:57am Health

Millions of Washingtonians recently became eligible for free or discounted hospital care after an update to a state law went into effect last month, a significant step toward eliminating residents' costly medical debts. Read story

Mike Reardon, executive director of Area Agency on Aging and Disabilities of Southwest Washington, left, welcomes U.S. Sen. Patty Murray before giving her a tour of the facility Wednesday morning. Sen. Murray spoke with local leaders and health care advocates about how the Inflation Reduction Act will allow Medicare to negotiate lower prescription drug costs.

Sen. Patty Murray reports progress on drug prices in Vancouver visit

Mike Reardon, executive director of Area Agency on Aging and Disabilities of Southwest Washington, left, welcomes U.S. Sen. Patty Murray before giving her a tour of the facility Wednesday morning. Sen. Murray spoke with local leaders and health care advocates about how the Inflation Reduction Act will allow Medicare to negotiate lower prescription drug costs.

August 18, 2022, 6:00am Clark County Health

It’s hard to estimate how much Lisa Bayautet spent out-of-pocket for a year’s worth of medication to treat her psoriatic arthritis. Read story

Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center gets 5-star rating

August 5, 2022, 6:03am Business

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services awarded Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center its highest rating, five stars, for its 2021 overall hospital quality star ratings. Read story

Grace Vadelund of PGE Oregon works in the new EKG room in the PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center emergency department on Thursday morning. PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center is expanding its emergency department. During its two-year construction project, the hospital will temporarily relocate its patient walk-in and ambulance entrances from Mill Plain Boulevard to Fifth Street off of Northeast 87th Avenue. The entrance is scheduled to move Tuesday.

Remodel of PeaceHealth’s emergency room aims to improve care in Clark County

Grace Vadelund of PGE Oregon works in the new EKG room in the PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center emergency department on Thursday morning. PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center is expanding its emergency department. During its two-year construction project, the hospital will temporarily relocate its patient walk-in and ambulance entrances from Mill Plain Boulevard to Fifth Street off of Northeast 87th Avenue. The entrance is scheduled to move Tuesday.

July 29, 2022, 6:05am Business

PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center in Vancouver is expanding its emergency department. Read story

Walmart Wellness Day slated for Saturday

July 20, 2022, 6:04am Business Briefs

Need a glucose, cholesterol, body mass index or blood pressure screening? How about a tetanus, hepatitis, HPV or COVID-19 vaccine? Read story