Monthly Newsletters

Newsletter April 2017

Posted on April 5, 2017 in Monthly Newsletters, slider

Newsletter April 2017

As our coaches with Ignite note, change is inevitable.  Over the next year we hope to hire several new providers, a good change.  In the past, every physician hired in Ellensburg and at CWFM was a core faculty member. Historically, CHCW was one clinic and all the providers were essentially the same.  The family physicians all did OB and precepted residents in clinic.  Dr Pearson and the family docs all took call and covered the hospital.  Much has changed.  By June all those physician faculty except for Dr Pearson and myself will have...

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March 2017

Posted on March 14, 2017 in Monthly Newsletters

March 2017

Some of you may love it, but some of you may not, and find politics distasteful.  We all complain ‘they’, the politicians, don’t seem to get anything done, and our disinterest in the political process is easily measured in primary and general election turnouts.  When more than 50% of the registered voters vote, we call it a resounding success.  A 25% turnout in a primary is accepted.  Not too many wring their hands at these numbers.  But if only 50% of us came to work, or it was acceptable for 25% to show up, our world would grind...

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Newsletter – January 2017

Posted on January 6, 2017 in Monthly Newsletters

Newsletter – January 2017

Happy New Year! One thing is certain in this New Year, and that’s change.  This year one of the changes will be the evolving faculty roles.  I’ve written before about round pegs in round holes – meaning all the faculty were family physicians at one site and they all did the same work – clinic, precepting residents, OB and Medicine call in the hospital, and curricular work.  Any physician could fill for another physician. Historically we also had one behavioralist – for about 20+ years, and at one site.  Over time this evolved to...

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