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HEALTH
Health insurance open enrollment starts this weekend

Health insurance open enrollment starts this weekend

By Ann McCreary
The second round of open enrollment through Washington’s online health insurance marketplace begins Saturday (Nov. 15), providing residents a chance to renew or purchase health insurance for 2015. The enrollment period extends through Feb. 15, but people who want coverage to begin Jan. 1 must select a plan on Washington...
Family practice opens at Three Rivers Hospital

Family practice opens at Three Rivers Hospital

The clinic inside Three Rivers Hospital is expanding its services from surgery and gynecology to include general patient care. Columbia Medical and Surgical Services opened its family practice Monday (Sept. 15). “We’re excited to open this clinic and have another means of helping our district residents and visitors,” CEO J. Scott Graham said in a...
Family Health Centers opens new Omak facility

Family Health Centers opens new Omak facility

Family Health Centers of Okanogan County (FHC) will hold a grand opening celebration for its new facility at 1003 Koala Drive in Omak on Tuesday (Aug. 12) at 10 a.m. The event will include a free community health fair beginning at 11 a.m.  in conjunction with National Health Center Week. The celebration will begin with...
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...