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CEO Corner April 2018

CEO Corner April 2018

The Paradox of Rural Health Care Naches, Ellensburg and Tieton all, over the years, reached out to Community Health of Central Washington for help.  They needed better access to care, and they could not solve the problem alone. There was a time not that long ago that those communities would have made the pitch to doctors who could go there, hang out a shingle, and go into practice.  Those days are gone.  Medicine has become far too complex for...

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CEO Corner February 2018

CEO Corner February 2018

In Praise of Careers of Service Dr. Jeffery Bartlett joined the (then) young practice at Yakima Pediatrics in 1985. He was fresh out of residency at Children’s Hospital in Seattle. He has served the needs of Yakima’s kids continuously ever since. He was a recognized leader within his group and continued to lead after Yakima Pediatrics joined CHCW in 2006. As the Clinical Site Director, Dr. Bartlett has had a hand in helping to grow, shape and...

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CEO Corner January 2018

CEO Corner  January 2018

2018: It’s Cold Outside …and I’m not just talking about the weather. CHCW workers performed admirably in 2017.  Your efforts advanced our service and education missions in important ways.  All the while, the collaboration between staff and Leaders to improve CHCW as a place to work and to receive care progressed, thanks to the incredible efforts of all to optimize our Ignite program.  Within CHCW, the forecast looks warm and bright....

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CEO Corner December 2017

CEO Corner December 2017

Your Feedback Gets Results In recent months almost all of our employees have contributed to the answer to this important question:  What would make CHCW a better place to work?  You completed surveys, sent suggestions, and attended focus group meetings.  I want to be sure that you know that you were heard and that we are responding, and will be providing updates on your suggestions throughout the year.     A lack of clear expectations and...

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CEO Corner November 2017

CEO Corner November 2017

I can be hard to satisfy.  It wasn’t enough that 257 employees (84% of you!) took the time to complete the Employee Engagement Survey this summer.  It wasn’t enough that you filled 63 pages with narrative comments with your responses.  Next, I asked your Leaders to meet with you and review those responses to get to a clear understanding, and to hear suggested solutions. I now have 25 reports from focus groups that Leaders asked staff to...

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CEO Corner October 2017

CEO Corner October 2017

25 years!  It sounds like a long time….but it felt like a short time.  How can that be?  I guess when you have a steady purpose, and you pursue it one day at a time, it adds up.  It’s just a whole bunch of days.  You don’t think much about it.   That’s why our 25th Anniversary is so important.  It causes us to stop and think about it, to reflect on it, and to appreciate all that has happened over those many days.  A lot of our workers weren’t...

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