Back Issues: April 25, 2017

Pacific Midwifery Services to become part of The Vancouver Clinic

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

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The Vancouver Clinic (TVC), Clark County’s largest health care provider, will expand its ability to care for women in North Clark County with the addition of midwives from Pacific Midwifery Services. The clinic will now have a total of 11 midwives able to provide labor and delivery services at both Vancouver hospitals.

The opportunity came to TVC when Kathleen Hensch-Fleming, CNM, announced plans to retire after a 38-year career in health care including 17 years as the owner of Pacific Midwifery Services. As Hensch-Fleming looks forward to retirement, her fellow midwives will receive new badges and move to The Vancouver Clinic.

As of June 1, Donna Stiles, Patty Kartchner and Lori Watson will join TVC’s OB/GYN and midwifery practice as certified nurse midwives. They will continue delivering babies at Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center, offering water births and helping to grow the number of patients the clinic is able to serve.

A dedicated TVC hotline has been established during the transition for patients wanting to schedule appointments after June 1, with one of the three midwives. That number is 360-397-3838. Also beginning June 1, the partnership will increase TVC’s acceptance of new OB and midwifery patients insured through Molina Medicaid.

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PAL awarded $10,000 grant

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

pal-horiz-422x113-revThe Vancouver Police Activities League (PAL) recently received a $10,000 grant from NIKE Inc. through the Oregon Community Foundation. Funds from this grant will be used to support PAL sports tournaments at local elementary schools and will allow Vancouver PAL to expand these programs. “We are so excited because not only is NIKE a valuable partner, but it will help us to continue strengthening our community by bringing cops and kids together,” says Vancouver PAL Executive Director Jenny Thompson. For more information, visit www.vancouverpal.org.

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PeaceHealth hires system vice president of risk management

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

image005David G. Stork has joined PeaceHealth as system vice president of risk management. Stork will serve as a key executive leader and strategic advisor on risk management and caregiver health and safety across the PeaceHealth system. He will oversee the development and implementation of a risk management vision that delivers strategic thought and partnership to operational and clinical leadership. With three decades of involvement in risk management and in-house legal support, Stork has a demonstrated track record of leading change in a complex system. A proven and accomplished leader, he is an expert in transformational change, communication and fiscal management, and has excellent interpersonal and analytical skills. He leaves his position of 14 years as general counsel and chief compliance officer at JELD-WEN, Inc., the world’s largest manufacturer of doors and windows.

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Columbia River Mental Health Foundation celebrates 75 years with ribbon cutting April 27, gala May 5

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

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EventPhotoFull_ribbon2Columbia River Mental Health Foundation kicks off a celebration of  75 years of service to the Clark County community this Thursday, April 27, at the Hazel Dell Clinic location. The community is invited to join foundation staff, the Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce, Battle Ground Chamber of Commerce and Camas/Washougal Chamber of Commerce, for a joint ribbon cutting ceremony at 4 p.m. Refreshments will be provided.

Columbia River Mental Health offers team-based therapy and case management services for adults, children and families of children living with symptoms of mental illness. Services for drug and alcohol abuse include assessments, outpatient evening programs, individual and group therapy sessions and addiction recovery services for youth and adults, as well as programs designed to empower participants to achieve and maintain their personal recovery from co-occuring disorders.

The celebration continues Friday, May 5, with a Cinco de Mayo themed gala at Warehouse ’23 in Vancouver from 6 to 9 p.m. Recognizing that hunger negatively impacts mental health, the foundation is collecting non-perishable food items for North County Food Bank at the event. Individual tickets are $75, and tables for 10 are available for $700. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit http://www.crmhfoundation.org/tickets.

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