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NW MedStar offers valley fast medical transport

NW MedStar offers valley fast medical transport

By Ann McCreary
A critically ill or injured person in the Methow Valley is a long way from the nearest hospital critical care unit, but a new Northwest MedStar base …
Hospital’s new CEO says Three Rivers’ search for MDs will continue

Hospital’s new CEO says Three Rivers’ search for MDs will continue

By Ann McCreary
Three Rivers Hospital will continue efforts to recruit new physicians and increase both outpatient and inpatient use of …
Three Rivers Hospital suspends cardiac rehabilitation program

Three Rivers Hospital suspends cardiac rehabilitation program

By Don Nelson
Three Rivers Hospital in Brewster has suspended its cardiac rehabilitation program as of May 22 because the hospital can’t meet all the requirements for continuing to offer the service. According to …
Three newly certified at Aero Methow

Three newly certified at Aero Methow

By Laurelle Walsh
Two Aero Methow Rescue Service volunteers have been newly certified as emergency medical responders (EMR) and a third has achieved the level of emergency medical technician (EMT).
Three Rivers Hospital picks CEO

Three Rivers Hospital picks CEO

By Ann McCreary
Three Rivers Hospital commissioners have selected Scott Graham, who is currently chief executive officer of Coulee Medical Center, as the new CEO of the district hospital in Brewster.
Deadline to buy subsidized insurance fast approaching

Deadline to buy subsidized insurance fast approaching

By Ann McCreary
The deadline to enroll and submit payment for a private health insurance plan through the state’s “Healthplanfinder” website is March 31 at 11:59 p.m.
Three Rivers Hospital to interview two CEO candidates

Three Rivers Hospital to interview two CEO candidates

Two candidates will be interviewed next week for the job of Three Rivers Hospital chief executive officer. The candidates were identified by the hospital as Scott Graham and Eugene Suksi. Hospital spokesman Rebecca Meadows said the hospital was not authorized to release further information. Online business networking sites list Graham as CEO of Coulee Medical...
Thermal imaging breast screening offered

Thermal imaging breast screening offered

Advanced infrared digital imaging, used in early risk assessment for breast disease screening, will be offered by Insight Thermal Imaging on March 29 at the Methow Valley Wellness Center in Winthrop. Infrared digital imaging, or thermography, is an FDA-approved technology that greatly enhances mammography’s ability to detect disease, according to Insight Thermal Imaging owner Karla...

Three Rivers Hospital to interview CEO candidates next week

Four candidates for the job of Three Rivers Hospital chief executive officer have been selected for phone interviews next week. The Brewster hospital is seeking a new CEO after Bud Hufnagel announced in January that he would resign in April. The candidates will be interviewed by a hiring committee during a special meeting of the...

Bill sparks conflict about state role in regulating health professional’s training

Detractors fear setting a precedent; supporters say benefits outweigh the cost By Christopher Lopaze, WNPA Olympia News Service OLYMPIA — Suicide is a leading cause of death in Washington, especially for veterans, and now lawmakers are considering an expansion for mandatory suicide-prevention training. Jennifer Stuber’s husband, Matt Alder, died by suicide in 2011, leading to the...