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Newsletter February 2018

Posted by on January 31, 2018 in Monthly Newsletters, News, Program News | Comments Off on Newsletter February 2018

Newsletter February 2018

Little old Yakima.  It’s nice to live in a quiet city, a bit off the beaten path.  But when we peek under the surface there is much going on. You’d think research would be at a university or college, but research that affects patients’ lives is going on and has been done in our clinics.  Much of this work is slow and takes years to impact practice.  Unlike university based research, our research work almost always has a direct impact on the care of patients. Among the faculty there are several completed and ongoing research projects.  Dr...

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Newsletter January 2018

Posted by on December 28, 2017 in Monthly Newsletters, News, Program News | Comments Off on Newsletter January 2018

Newsletter January 2018

CHCW’s mission of service and education has been a staple from the organization’s inception.  From running a FM residency for 25 years, to welcoming students from a number of medical disciplines, CHCW continues to supply the Yakima community, Washington State, and the nation with the future of primary care. Two years ago this winter, Drs. Maples and Maier and I set out on a journey to bring another formal training program to CHCW: a psychology training program. While we have a rich history of informally Behavioral Health training, this...

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December 2017 Newsletter

Posted by on November 30, 2017 in Monthly Newsletters, News, Program News | Comments Off on December 2017 Newsletter

December 2017 Newsletter

It will soon be the darkest day of the year.  Yet it is also the season to give thanks. One of my patients has lost much in his life, but not his optimism.  Last week he noted that as each day goes by this winter we are one day closer to spring.  Optimism for the future. I don’t think we are in dark days, but the health care system is in great flux. Yet CHCW keeps looking toward the future. Don’t we look different in our 25th year. When I became program director with over a decade of residency teaching experience nearly a decade and a half...

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