MIke Maples, CEO

CEO Corner is an update by Dr. Mike Maples, CEO for Community Health of Central Washington. Dr. Maples talks about the various topics and themes facing Community Health of Central Washington, like culture, statistics & trends, healthcare challenges, growth and change.

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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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You Light My Fire – February 2017

You Light My Fire Thanks for a great kick-off for Ignite! 90% of you (252 employees) attended one of the Employee Forums on February 1 & 2.  If you’re among the other 29, you can expect an email soon instructing you on how to get credit for attendance by viewing a...

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ACA Impacts – January 2017

ACA Impacts Senator Patty Murray and her staff are working hard to preserve the gains that the ACA (Obamacare) has brought to our patients. Recently, she reached out to ask us to share some stories about those patients. Statistics are great…and there are a lot of...

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Studer Group: Not New – Better

In the coming months you will see the impact of our engagement with the Studer Group.  At first it might feel like a lot of new stuff.  For the most part, it’s not.  We didn’t select the Studer Group because we wanted a bunch of new and shiny projects.  There are...

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