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Physician Joins CHCW’s Senior and Residential Care Program

Posted on May 2, 2017 in News

Marj-Henderson,MDDr. Marjorie Henderson, MD, joins 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 Dr. Marjorie Henderson, MD, to its medical services team a physician providing care to patients residing in residential care facilities.

Henderson holds a Bachelor of Science degree in nutrition from the University of Idaho, Moscow, and medical degree for the University of Washington’s School of Medicine.  In addition, she completed her residency in internal medicine primary care and also physical medicine and rehabilitation at the University of Washington.  During her career in Yakima she has been the director of both inpatient rehabilitation and skilled nursing at Yakima Regional Medical and Cardiac Center.  Henderson serves as an adjunct faculty member for Pacific Northwest University College of Osteopathic Medicine and an instructor of family medicine at Central Washington Family Medicine Residency (a service of Community Health of Central Washington).

Henderson has over 30 years of medical experience working within rehabilitation and elder care in our Valley.  In her new position she will be providing medical management to patients residing in long-term care facilities.

“We are pleased to have Marjorie join our SRCare team,” says Mike Maples, MD, CEO, Community Health of Central WA.  “We welcome her expertise and many 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 Pediatrics, Community Health of Central Washington – Ellensburg, Ellensburg Dental Clinic, Naches Medical Clinic, and Highland Clinic.  For more information, visit www.chcw.org.