PayPal – HCPro Medicare Bootcamp

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$970.00 x 2 = $1940 ($970.00 per participant for all four days. One fee covers both trainings – however, you may split the trainings between two people)
Payment and registration can be completed online via payPal or VISA.


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If you would like to make payment via check, please mail check and registration form to:
Washington Rural Health Collaborative
600 E Main St.
Elma, WA 98541

Questions?Please contact Kathryn Hall-Thompson, Washington Rural Health Collaborative at (360) 346-2350 or by email at ea@washingtonruralhealth.org

 

Two months away: New Snoqualmie Valley Hospital 
slated to open in May

snoqualmie_valleyby ALLYCE ANDREW,  Snoqualmie Valley Record Reporter

The new Snoqualmie Valley Hospital is rising at a rapid rate and doors are slated to open for patients on Wednesday, May 6.

Rodger McCollum, District CEO, laid out the hospital’s vision from its inception to the freshly painted walls of its current incarnation. The staff started dreaming of renovations nearly a decade ago, but began construction after a groundbreaking ceremony in September 2013.

“About seven or eight years ago, we looked at expanding the old hospital because we were too full then,” McCollum explained. “We only have 14 patient rooms in the old hospital, so it really is very small in today’s world. The board looked at a lot of different alternatives and decided that it probably made sense to start over.”

The hospital bought the land for $5 million and the construction was a guaranteed $38.5 million ($500 per square foot) maximum price. The development is paid for by hospital revenue. The new facility has 25 beds and an intentional amount of extra storage, restrooms and parking.

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Ocean Beach Hospital and Peacehealth Agree To Extend Management Agreement

LogoPH_OBHOCT. 29, 2014 – ILWACO, Wash. – After careful consideration, Ocean Beach Hospital and PeaceHealth have chosen to extend their existing management agreement through Dec. 31, 2015, rather than pursue a permanent affiliation.

The two organizations had been exploring relationship possibilities since Jan. 28, when the Board of Commissioners of Ocean Beach Hospital and Medical Clinics – also known as Public Hospital District #3 of Pacific County – voted to enter into formal affiliation discussions with PeaceHealth. Continue reading

Summit Pacific pushes forward with annexation plans despite proposed hospital district

By David Haerle
The Vidette

Should Grays Harbor Community Hospital’s hurried effort to form a wide-ranging public hospital district fail at the ballot box come August, the county’s only current hospital district is ready to pounce on the opportunity.

The hospital district commissioners representing Summit Pacific approved their own annexation resolution during a three-hour meeting May 22 that would bring in the areas of Montesano, Brady, Black Creek and Melbourne into Summit Pacific Medical Center’s coverage and taxing sphere in a November election.

The competing ballot measures come about as the county’s two hospitals follow up on plans that have been in place for months. Community Hospital boosters pushed forward on their own hospital district plans without ever conferring with the neighboring hospital district on its plans. Continue reading

Summit Pacific may build new clinic in McCleary

By Steven Friederich – The Vidette
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Steven Friederich | The Vidette Flowers are in bloom outside of the old Mark Reed Hospital, which still serves as home to the McCleary clinic.

Administrators at Summit Pacific Medical Center are trying to figure out whether it may make sense to build a brand new health clinic in McCleary or renovate the old, existing one in the former Mark Reed Hospital.

Chief Financial Officer Will Callicoat reports that despite opening the new hospital in Elma, people of McCleary are still using the clinic. In fact, Callicoat’s findings suggest that an additional health provider may be needed in McCleary by 2018 after a doctor will likely retire. There are five providers in McCleary today, accounting for about the equivalent of three full-time providers — two doctors and three nurse practitioners that split their time between other locations. All are currently accepting patients and accept Medicare and Medicaid. Continue reading

SVHD provided support for over 1,000 community members

Teresa McClain helps community members enroll in health care coverage at the HBE Office in North Bend.

More than 1,000 uninsured community members received help enrolling in health coverage through Washington’s online enrollment center at the Health Benefit Exchange Office in North Bend. Snoqualmie Valley Hospital District provided free in-person assistance during the open enrollment period from Oct. 1, 2013 to March 31, 2014.

Teresa McClain, Certified Assister/Navigator for Washington Health Benefit Exchange and Clinic Admin. for SVH, helped community members navigate the Washington Healthplanfinder website and enroll in coverage every Monday through Thursday. Continue reading

Announcement of Change of Business Name and Contact Information

Effective immediately, the Western Washington Rural Health Care Collaborative new legal name is Washington Rural Health Collaborative (the Collaborative).   In the last year the Collaborative has grown from 10 to 13 member hospitals and covers several areas in Eastern Washington as well as Western Washington.  The name change more clearly reflects our expanded membership.  Continue reading

Ocean Beach Hospital & Medical Clinics to explore affiliation with PeaceHealth

Ocean Beach Hospital

OBH serves many of Washington’s coastal communities, including Ilwaco, Naselle, Long Beach, Ocean Park, and Oysterville.

ILWACO, Wash. – The Board of Commissioners of Ocean Beach Hospital and Medical Clinics – also known as Public Hospital District #3 of Pacific County – voted Jan. 28 to enter into formal affiliation discussions with PeaceHealth.

The Vancouver-based health care system already provides Ocean Beach Hospital with management and support services, including executive leadership. It is likely to take several months of work before the nature of the affiliation will be finalized. Continue reading