Gov. Jay Inslee and the Washington State Health Care Authority (HCA) announced today a new state-federal partnership that will bolster state efforts to improve the physical and mental health of Washington families and transform the state’s Apple Health (Medicaid) program to control costs.   After months of detailed negotiations, theContinue Reading

By Lori Kimbel The 10th Annual Kiteboarding 4 Cancer event in Hood River was pure success. Raising over $194,000 in a single weekend, the event continues to grow in popularity for kiteboarders as well as spectators. The event had 230 kiteboarders participate and approximately 3,000 spectators. On hand were 80Continue Reading

As part of an improvement project emphasizing good health, Columbia Basin Care is creating a park for residents, families, and staff.   Beep! beep! beep! That’s the music of construction as Columbia Basin Care dramatically improves its outdoor space with the creation of a park featuring a picnic pavilion andContinue Reading

          Gorge residents Anna Dillon, Jayme Alsup, Lisa Erickson Sosa, and Rachel Crowder, were among 17 exceptional nurses from across Oregon and SW Washington recognized Friday, November 13th, at the fifth annual March of Dimes Nurse of the Year Awards. With 222 finalists, the state-wide committeeContinue Reading

Walgreens and Providence Health & Services form strategic clinical collaboration to improve and coordinate patient care Deerfield, Ill. and Seattle, Wash.—Walgreens and Providence Health & Services today announced a strategic clinical collaboration aimed at coordinating patient care and improving patient access, which plans to bring up to 25 new retailContinue Reading

The Oregon Medical Association (OMA) has officially partnered with the Oregon Rx Card to provide a FREE prescription assistance program for members, their patients, employees and others. The Oregon Rx Card was launched in 2009 to make prescription medications more affordable for the uninsured and underinsured. The card may beContinue Reading