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Legacy Health is selling off its outreach laboratory business to an international laboratory service company, Labcorp.

Legacy Health outsources laboratory services to Labcorp

Legacy Health is selling off its outreach laboratory business to an international laboratory service company, Labcorp.

July 20, 2023, 6:05am Business

Legacy Health is outsourcing its laboratory business to an international laboratory service company, Labcorp. Read story

Employment Security Department Commissioner Cami Feek, left, and Workforce Southwest Washington Director of Communications Julia Maglione, right, look around a room during a Workforce Southwest Washington tour of The Inn at University Village assisted living facility.

Workforce Southwest Washington helps train, retain health care workers

Employment Security Department Commissioner Cami Feek, left, and Workforce Southwest Washington Director of Communications Julia Maglione, right, look around a room during a Workforce Southwest Washington tour of The Inn at University Village assisted living facility.

July 18, 2023, 7:25pm Business

There are chronic employee shortages in the region’s health care system. Nowhere is that more apparent than in the area’s long-term care facilities. It’s a hurdle that Workforce Southwest Washington is working to overcome. Read story

PeaceHealth director of planning, design and construction Rick Sanders, right, and senior director of marketing and communications Debra Carnes stand atop the roof of the new emergency department expansion.

PeaceHealth ER to double its capacity when expansion completed in 2024

PeaceHealth director of planning, design and construction Rick Sanders, right, and senior director of marketing and communications Debra Carnes stand atop the roof of the new emergency department expansion.

July 3, 2023, 2:31pm Business

The under-construction PeaceHealth Southwest Washington Medical Center’s emergency room expansion is about a year away from completion. Read story

Washington Cares Fund lauded as valuable safety net

June 14, 2023, 6:06am Clark County Health

Christina Keys was chasing the American dream while working in the technology field when her mother, Patricia, suffered a stroke, leaving her paralyzed on one side and in need of full-time care. Read story

Andrea Brooks, president and CEO of Lifeline Connections, left, speaks during an opening ceremony for their new involuntary treatment program as director of involuntary treatment Raven Mosley loos on at the Crisis Wellness Center on Thursday.

Involuntary treatment center opens in Fruit Valley

Andrea Brooks, president and CEO of Lifeline Connections, left, speaks during an opening ceremony for their new involuntary treatment program as director of involuntary treatment Raven Mosley loos on at the Crisis Wellness Center on Thursday.

June 2, 2023, 6:06am Clark County Health

Nearly 35 years ago, Clark County Sheriff John Horch was working as a deputy in Hazel Dell when he encountered a man, Paul, who kept having the police called on him. Read story

House Bill 1222 requires health carriers offering large group health plans and plans offered to public employees to include certain hearing-related coverage.

New Washington laws aim to lower out-of-pocket health care costs

House Bill 1222 requires health carriers offering large group health plans and plans offered to public employees to include certain hearing-related coverage.

June 1, 2023, 6:02am Health

Insulin, abortions, hearing aids and cancer screenings are among the medical expenses that may soon cost less for Washington residents with health insurance. Read story

Trevor Gjendem poses for a portrait at his home in Stanwood, Washington on May 16, 2023. Gjendem, a nurse who works at Providence Regional Medical Center Everett, has been vocal about labor issues for nurses at the hospital.

New Washington law may not cure hospital staff shortages, nurses say

Trevor Gjendem poses for a portrait at his home in Stanwood, Washington on May 16, 2023. Gjendem, a nurse who works at Providence Regional Medical Center Everett, has been vocal about labor issues for nurses at the hospital.

May 29, 2023, 6:00am Health

Nurses in the neurosurgery unit at Providence Regional Medical Center submitted more than 100 staffing complaints in the first three months of this year, said Trevor Gjendem, a registered nurse at the hospital in Everett. Read story

From the Office of Behavioral Health Advocacy website.

Having trouble finding mental health care in Washington? A new agency can help

From the Office of Behavioral Health Advocacy website.

May 22, 2023, 7:40am Clark County Health

Finding a therapist, getting substance use treatment or having someone to lean on in a moment of crisis: None of it is easy. Unfortunately, many people get stuck in the web of the mental health care system before finding what they need. Read story

PeaceHealth has laid off 51 people in its Columbia Network, including staff at clinics and its Vancouver and Longview hospitals.

PeaceHealth cuts 51 jobs in Southwest Washington

PeaceHealth has laid off 51 people in its Columbia Network, including staff at clinics and its Vancouver and Longview hospitals.

April 26, 2023, 11:19am Business

PeaceHealth has laid off 51 people in its Columbia Network, the Vancouver-based health system said in a statement Tuesday. Read story

The Elaine and Don Heimbigner Hospice Care Center sits on Northeast 134th Street in Salmon Creek. Community Home Health and Hospice announced Thursday that it will no longer serve patients at the facility starting today and will close soon after.

Community Home Health & Hospice closing Salmon Creek, Longview facilities

The Elaine and Don Heimbigner Hospice Care Center sits on Northeast 134th Street in Salmon Creek. Community Home Health and Hospice announced Thursday that it will no longer serve patients at the facility starting today and will close soon after.

April 13, 2023, 3:38pm Business

Community Home Health & Hospice is shutting the doors on both of its hospice centers in Southwest Washington by the end of the month due to financial and logistical woes. Read story