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Honoring Choices: Preparing an end-of-life care plan

Posted on May 4, 2017 in Program News

Honoring Choices: Preparing an end-of-life care plan

The Kittitas County Medical Society (KCMS) supports the recommendation that all adults in Kittitas County have a complete advance end-of-life care plan. To accomplish this, the KCMS would like to support the Honoring Choices program, an initiative of the Washington State Hospital Association and the Washington State Medical Association. The purpose of increasing the number of adults with comprehensive advance end-of-life care plans is to improve quality of end-of-life care for patients and their families and to ensure that the wishes of...

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Developmental screening, what’s it all about?

Posted on March 10, 2017 in Program News

Developmental screening, what’s it all about?

By Annaliese Stone, originally published on Daily Record News Developmental screening involves a questionnaire that looks for signs of delay in achieving developmental milestones and identifies children who should have further evaluation for delays or who might benefit from intervention or education services. Developmental milestones are specific activities or behaviors that are seen in other children the same age. These milestones include speech, social skills, play, learning, behavior and control of their muscles for movement, eating and...

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Letter: Ellensburg rural residency program helps train doctors

Posted on March 10, 2017 in Program News

Letter: Ellensburg rural residency program helps train doctors

Originally published on Daily Record News To the Editor: Returning from attending the annual Northwest Rural Health Conference, which included the John Anderson Award for outstanding contribution to rural health in the Northwest, I read the Daily Record’s article about Drs. Anderson, Schmitt, and Wise and their service to Upper County communities. Residents in Upper County have been fortunate to have these fine doctors. The article commented on the difficulty attracting physicians to rural areas. As mentioned, the new medical school at WSU...

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