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Confluence Health nurses continue to face understaffing issues

Two nurses at Confluence Health describe some of the systemic issues they’ve faced as new Omicron subvariant reaches hospitals nationwide. When Sara Morgan Bergenholtz began working for Central Washington Hospital five years ago, she saw Confluence Health as the “gold standard” in the nurse/patient relationship. “There was a sense of community within the facility and …

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Study Examines Health of South Haven’s Economy | Local news

While South Haven officials await the results of a study indicating the economic impact of short-term rental properties, they received the results of another study examining the overall health of the city’s economy. Jim Robey, who helped author the study conducted in 2020, presented the study’s findings to city council members earlier this month. He, …

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Pair to Match Cities Donations for Wheeling Health Right | News, sports, work

ST. CLAIRSVILLE – A couple of former Belmont County residents offer to meet if the two county cities agree to fund Wheeling Health Right’s operations on the western side of the Ohio River. James and Marlene Everson, former St. Clairsville residents with ties to Martins Ferry, now live in Atwood Lake, Ohio, and Naples, Florida. …

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Panel: Workforce, Mental Health, Housing Top Community Issues | Local news

More teachers and health care workers, increased access to mental health services, rising literacy rates and affordable housing options were among the urgent community needs voiced by a group of community leaders on Friday. They gathered at the Golden Isles Association or Realtors’ Hall on Gloucester Street in Brunswick to tell the United Way’s Community …

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Report Notes “Stressful” time for healthcare facilities | News, sports, work

A New York State Health Association report released last month is painting a bleak picture regarding the future situation facing providers and patients. His analysis, “Critical Condition: New Yorkers Are Losing Access to Care as Fiscal Crisis Hammers Hospitals Statewide,” details rising costs and labor shortages impacting services that could further deteriorate. The importance of …

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SVHC, Dartmouth Health merger planning; final proposal expected by March | Deal

BENNINGTON — Southwestern Vermont Health Care and Dartmouth Health are planning a merger that is expected to be completed by March, according to SVHC president and CEO Tom Dee. “I think that’s always been our intent, to be honest. This was something we’ve been talking about with Dartmouth for a long time,” Dee said in …

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SVHC, Dartmouth Health merger planning; final proposal expected by March | Deal

BENNINGTON — Southwestern Vermont Health Care and Dartmouth Health are planning a merger that is expected to be completed by March, according to SVHC president and CEO Tom Dee. “I think that’s always been our intent, to be honest. This was something we’ve been talking about with Dartmouth for a long time,” Dee said in …

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Hancock County School Board Gets Updates on Health Centers | News, sports, work

UPDATE – Lisa Mowry, CEO of CHANGE, Inc., left, attended Monday’s Hancock County Board of Education meeting to provide an update on the agency’s school health centers at Weirton Elementary and on the Weir High campus and Weir Middle. –Craig Howell NEW CUMBERLAND – The Hancock County Board of Education received an update Monday on …

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Mental health doctors’ strike continues | News, Sport, Work

Mental health doctors from Kaiser Permanente Hawaii clinics across the state continue their strike which is in its ninth week. On Wednesday, members of the National Union of Health Workers picketed outside the Kaiser Permanente Maui Lani medical office. The clinic is pictured here in a 2020 photo. Maui News / MATTHEW THAYER photo Tuesday …

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Franken campaigns on health care, education | News, Sport, Work

– Photo of Kelby Wingert’s messenger Mike Franken, Democratic candidate for the United States Senate, speaks at a campaign stop in Willow Ridge on Saturday morning. Franken is racing against longtime US Senator Chuck Grassley. According to Webster County Supervisor Niki Conrad, Iowa’s unofficial motto is “Yes, of course, whatever you need.” “How many times …

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