Health

[3/12/19] Three Rivers Hospital ER

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Following more than a year of planning and construction, Three Rivers Hospital in Brewster will begin seeing patients in its new emergency room on Tuesday, March 19. The new ER is still located inside the hospital but it’s moving from the main front entrance to the other end of the building. The new space, which […]

[3/11/19] NCW Opioid Conference Set For Friday

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A conference to discuss ways to address the opioid epidemic is set for a number of locations in North Central Washington on Friday.

[2/4/19] Physician Assistant Suspension

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State health officials have suspended the dual license of  Douglas County health care provider Robert T. Lamberton pending further legal action. Lamberton holds a physician assistant license and an expired osteopathic physician assistant license. Lamberton has been criminally charged in Douglas County Superior Court with two counts of a class B felony sex offense and […]

[2/4/19] World Cancer Day

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Monday, February 4th is World Cancer Day, when organizations and people around the world unite to raise awareness about cancer and work to make it a global health priority. An estimated 9.5 million died from cancer in 2018 – about 26,000 cancer deaths a day – and that number is predicted to grow. Around the world, […]

[2/1/19] Health District Prepares for Measles Cases

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No measles cases in Chelan or Douglas counties yet, but the Health District is getting prepared.

[2/1/19] Measles – Get Vaccinated Now!

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Although Chelan and Douglas Counties do not currently have a confirmed case of measles, public health officials are working closely with school districts and healthcare providers throughout Chelan and Douglas County to ensure students and staff are up- to-date on their vaccines. The current measles outbreak in Clark County and one diagnosed case in King […]

[12/21/18] Lead Poisoning

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Washington State Department of Health officials were recently awarded $3.3 million in grant funding to address lead hazards in homes for low-income families with children Every year, the Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program at the Washington State Department of Health identifies more than 500 kids in Washington with elevated blood lead levels. The leading cause […]

[12/20/18] Pertussis Alert

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 Okanogan County Public Health has 13 confirmed cases of Pertussis (whooping cough) in the Oroville, Tonasket, and Omak area.  Vaccination is necessary to stop or slow its spread of the disease. The whooping cough vaccine is the best protection for yourself, your family, and especially small babies, who can develop serious complications from this disease. Pregnant […]