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[10/19/21] Three Rivers Hospital COVID Update

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Good news relating to COVID-19 has been pretty hard to come by recently, but there’s some good news coming from Three Rivers Hospital in Brewster and Three Rivers’ Business Development Coordinator Jennifer Best: And Best adds they’ve got medications available to help patients when needed: And, of course, the three rivers Clinic has vaccines available […]

[10/19/21] Heritage Heights Planning Changes

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Changes are coming to Heritage Heights. The assisted living facility says they’ll be giving their building behind the current hospital a facelift, but also looking to enhance the services they provide. Heritage Heights Board Member Timi Starkweather: Starkweather says with the community growing, Heritage Heights is looking to expand as well: Heritage Height’s new Executive […]

[10/15/21] Latest COVID Numbers

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The latest COVID case numbers for Chelan and Douglas Counties are up slightly. The Chelan-Douglas Health District put the two-week incidence rate as of Monday at 702 per hundred thousand residents, that’s up from 689 last week. 867 new cases were reported between September 29th and October 12th, 610 in Chelan County, 257 in Douglas. […]

[10/15/21] CHART Health Care Model

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A few weeks ago, we told you the state was receiving a five million dollar federal grant to transform the health care system in North Central Washington, and the first meeting to set things in motion has taken place. The grant will use what is called the Community Health Access and Rural Transformation, or CHART […]

[10/15/21] Hospital CEO Search

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It’s been almost a week since George Rohrich’s resignation as Lake Chelan Health Chief Executive Officer was announced, and even at that time the hospital was getting resumes from potential replacements. That’s the word from Lake Chelan Health Board Chair Mary Murphy, who says that even the CEO candidates the board talked to the last […]

[10/14/21] COVID Numbers Down

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A decrease in COVID-19 numbers last week as reported by the Chelan-Douglas Health District. The two-week incidence rate as of last Monday was 689 per hundred thousand residents, that’s down from the 915 per hundred thousand reported the prior week. 860 new cases were reported in the two counties between September 23rd and October 6th, […]

[10/10/21] Vision, Hearing Screenings For Kids Scheduled

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Kids in the area are going to have the opportunity to have their vision and hearing screened week after next, courtesy of the Lake Chelan Lions Club. The Lions’ Craig Booth has the places and the days where they’ll be: Booth says the screenings are a state requirement for kids K through 5 and 7. […]

[10/10/21] Search Begins For New Hospital CEO

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Lake Chelan Health has started the search for a new Chief Executive Officer, that after the resignation this week of George Rohrich, who has been at the helm the past two years. Lake Chelan Health’s Board Chair Mary Murphy told KOZI Rohrich had signed a three-year contract with the hospital, and asked to be released […]

[10/7/21] Lake Chelan Health CEO Resigns

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Lake Chelan Health Chief Executive Officer George Rohrich has tendered his resignation.  Rohrich says he’s resigning to pursue other opportunities.  A press release issued Wednesday by Lake Chelan Health Commission Chair Mary Murphy says Rohrich will stay on for several weeks as a consultant during the selection of an interim CEO.  The board will look […]

[10/6/21] What Will Become Of The Old Hospital?

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As the new Lake Chelan Health Hospital is taking shape on Apple Blossom Drive, what are the plans for the old hospital on Highland Avenue? Originally, the building was going to be surplussed, but that was rescinded by the Lake Chelan Health board at their meeting last week. Now, the idea is to turn it […]