Monthly Newsletters

September 2017 Newsletter

Posted on September 5, 2017 in Monthly Newsletters, Program News

September 2017 Newsletter

Family Medicine Residents Contribute to the Community The second year medical residents recently completed a one-month Community Medicine rotation. This rotation focuses on resident community and cultural immersion in Central Washington to promote culturally-sensitive healthcare and community collaboration and activism. Part of the rotation experience included work on community improvement projects. Drs. Aldaw, Foster, Ish-Shalom and Turner investigated differences in HPV vaccination rates at five WA clinics (Figure 1). Overall, vaccination...

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Newsletter April 2017

Posted on April 5, 2017 in Monthly Newsletters

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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