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.

Studer Group

Our journey with the Studer Group has officially begun.  On October 4, the Leadership Group met with our appointed Coach: Julie O’Shaugnessy. If you haven’t heard of the Studer Group, you probably have lots of questions....such as: Who’s the Studer Group? The Studer...

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Unique Competency

We live and work in a world of data.  But not all that can be measured is worthwhile, and sometimes the things that set us apart aren't easily measured.  You see the reports.  They turn our care into measures....measures of satisfaction, quality, outcomes, events and...

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CEO Corner

  Mike Maples, MD CEO We Are Not Now Who We Used To Be Culture is like geology.  It’s changing all the time - sometimes as slowly as continental drift, and at times as quickly as an earthquake reshapes a landscape.  Our culture at CHCW has changed.  There are the...

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CEO Corner

Mike Maples, MD CEO A New Year….a New Era Without much fanfare, we are now beginning to see the most anticipated outcomes from the Affordable Care Act (ACA, aka Obamacare).  Those, of course, are the expansions of insurance coverage through the Exchange (aka:...

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CEO Corner

Mike Maples, MD CEO 1806 West Lincoln Avenue - The history of this address mirrors the history of CHCW in so many ways. This site was chosen as the best and most politically correct option back in 1992.  At that time, Memorial and Providence owned CWFM as a joint...

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CEO Corner

Mike Maples, MD CEO Last year The Board and Leadership of CHCW, as part of the annual strategic planning process, established a goal to assess the needs of our elderly, institutionalized population.  This is an issue that we had been keeping our eye on.  CHCW is one...

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CEO Corner

Mike Maples, MD CEO "I could not agree more." It's not all that often that I can say that about an editorial in our local paper. But in the April 10 edition of the Yakima Herald-Republic, they got it right. The headline reads "Education is best tool for county health...

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CEO Corner

Mike Maples, MD CEO Survey Says… Last summer, 123 employees provided confidential responses to the survey we sent out (StaffPulse survey tool).  We're working to respond to your feedback, and I'm writing to report on one aspect of the response. Many employees called...

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