Health

Confluence Health Swapping Family Physician, Specialty Department Locations

Confluence Health is trading locations for two of its departments – Family Physicians currently located at Central Washington Hospital, and some of the Specialty departments currently located at the Wenatchee Valley Hospital & Clinics campus. The moving is being done to streamline efficiencies and to make it easier on patients. Marcus Bellissimo reports.

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2018 Election – Initiative 1634 Would Ban Soda Taxes

You now have four days to return your ballot for this year’s general election. There are four initiatives and an advisory vote on the ballot this year. In part three of our series, we take a closer look at Initiative 1634, which would ban cities and other municipalities from creating taxes on soda and other…

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2019 Health Insurance Market Enrollment Starts Tomorrow, Nov. 1

Hundreds of thousands of Washingtonians must buy their own health coverage. Open enrollment starts tomorrow, Nov. 1, on the state Exchange. Eleven health insurers have been approved to sell 74 plans next year in the individual health insurance market. Washington state Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler said a 13.6 percent average increase was approved, even though…

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Confluence Health Seeking Volunteers to Assist Hospital, Clinic Visitors

Ceci Wood, Volunteer Coordinator at Confluence Health, said community volunteers are an essential part of the teams at Central Washington Hospital and Wenatchee Valley Clinic, greeting and guiding visitors. Wood and Confluence Spokesman Clint Strand join Dan Langager on the KOHO Morning Show to talk about how volunteers can get involved and the benefits for…

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New State Opioid Prescribing Rules Start in November

Opioid abuse has been on the rise for many years across the country. Rule implementation starts now, with a new law in Washington going into effect Jan. 1. State officials say it will help counteract the problem, as Marcus Bellissimo reports.

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