Nurse Practitioner Joins CWCH’s Senior and Residential Care Program
Tawnya Tompkins, ARNP, has joined the team to serve patients currently residing in residential care facilities
YAKIMA, WA – Senior and Residential Care Program (SRCare), a service of Community Health of Central Washington (CHCW), is pleased to announce that it has added Tawnya Tompkins, ARNP, to its medical services team as a staff nurse practitioner.
Tompkins holds a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from the University of Washington’s School of Nursing and a Master’s of Nursing degree from the Adult Nurse Practitioner Program at the University of Washington. Most recently, she was an advanced registered nurse practitioner at Quality Care Medical Clinic in Yakima, where she provided comprehensive primary care management to adult patients and geriatric patients in a clinic setting.
Prior to that, Tompkins was nurse practitioner and clinical service manager for EVERCARE Oregon, a branch of United Health Care in Lake Oswego, Oregon. She has many years of experience working within elder care in our valley, including her employment as a nurse practitioner at Selah Clinic Family Practice and also as a registered nurse at Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital.
In her new position, Tompkins will be providing primary health care and management to patients residing in long-term care facilities.
“We are pleased to have Tawnya join our SRCare team,” says Mike Maples, MD, CEO, Community Health of Central WA. “We welcome her years of medical experience and dedication to elder care to our growing medical team and programs.”
About SR Care Program
Senior and Residential Care (SRCare) and Senior Smiles, programs of CHCW, have celebrated three years of service and program expansion and development with its agency partners. Both programs are designed especially for meeting the healthcare needs of individuals in Ellensburg and Yakima Valley residing in long-term and skilled nursing facilities. The programs are staffed by physicians, dentists, dental hygienists and medical staff who provide patients with primary medical and oral healthcare and, when needed, consultative care for short-term or transitional patients. SRCare and Senior Smiles are comprehensive, high quality preventive and primary care programs with a focus on medical and oral health care, serving senior and residential patients regardless of their ability to pay.
About Community Health of Central Washington
Community Health of Central Washington (CHCW) is a nonprofit organization providing high quality, affordable primary health care, dental and mental health services to area residents. CHCW provides services to more than 25,000 people annually through six locations, without regard to income and ability to pay. Headquartered in Yakima, CHCW centrally provides supervision, technical support, fiscal services, planning and human resources for the following sites and services: Central Washington Family Medicine, Central Washington Family Residency Program, Senior and Residential Care (SRCare), Senior Smiles, Yakima Pediatric Associates, Community Health of Central Washington – Ellensburg, Ellensburg Dental Clinic, Naches Medical Clinic, and Highland Clinic. For more information, visit www.chcw.org.