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Mitchell Corbet, ICU RN, and Yaelenine Schnell, ICU Charge RN. Courtesy Confluence Health
Process improvement work in most jobs can be a dry affair: efforts at small adjustments to aid a bottom line, tweaks to be more efficient, or streamlining some steps deliver a widget to market faster. But when your business is open-heart surgery, process improvements take on a whole new level of...
The Natural Resources Conservation Service in Washington (NRCS-WA) is hosting an informational workshop Oct. 5, 2022, in preparation for the Fiscal Year 2023 Agricultural Conservation Easement Program – Agricultural Land Easements (ACEP-ALE) sign up. Through ACEP-ALE, NRCS provides financial...
TUMWATER − The state Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) is proposing a 4.8 percent increase in the average price employers and workers pay for workers’ compensation insurance next year. If adopted, the increase would mean employers and workers would jointly pay an additional $61 a year...
Revised permanent outdoor heat exposure rules outlined by L&I In June, the Department of Labor and Industries (L&I) issued emergency rules to protect workers from outdoor heat exposure when temperatures are elevated. L&I first adopted emergency rules in 2021, but due to pandemic-related...
OLYMPIA–The Washington State Salmon Recovery Funding Board today announced the award of nearly $76 million in grants across the state to help ensure the survival of salmon in Washington. The board also approved an additional $58 million in grant requests for 55 projects through the Puget Sound...
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-WA) announced that Chelan Douglas Regional Port Authority received a $10,090,532 grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration for necessary airport safety improvements. This funding was secured by Rep. Newhouse...
Washington State has committed significant resources to address the workforce challenges of licensed behavioral health treatment agencies. The Washington State Health Care Authority (HCA) has begun distribution of a $100 million workforce provider relief fund. The funds came from the 2022...
OLYMPIA- Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler has extended three emergency orders. His order requiring health insurers to waive copays and deductibles for any consumer requiring testing for the coronavirus (COVID-19) and his order protecting consumers from receiving surprise bills for lab fees...

Quentin with CHS science teacher Dayle Massey. Photo by Kevin Farrell
On September 21st, NCW Tech Alliance held its annual Innovator Awards luncheon at the Wenatchee Convention Center, bringing together over 250 people to celebrate local individuals and companies that have demonstrated innovation, vision, and leadership in the use of technology. This was the 21st...

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WENATCHEE - Persistence and vision pay off and, for the new Confluence Health PACU, the third time was the charm. Confluence Health recently opened its newly expanded PACU which doubles its available beds to 20 to allow for better care of patients while supporting 12 operating rooms. However, it...

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