Blog Posts in 2020

  • CBHA Parents as Teachers Program Receives LOSOS Prize for Innovation

    Our Family Services Department recently received the LOSOS Prize for Innovation through the Parents as Teachers Program! We are so excited that our Parents as Teachers (PAT) program was recognized for this prize! The PAT program serves pregnant and parenting teens and families in our communities. The goal is to improve the quality of life for our families by empowering them to become better ...

  • National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

    About 1 in 5 children in the United States has obesity. This month is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month, giving us all a chance to learn about this serious health condition, and the ways that we can support children with their journey to good health. Children with obesity are at a higher risk of having other chronic health conditions like asthma, sleep apnea, bone and joint problems and ...

  • Firestarter Spotlight - Cassandra Botello

    Congratulations to Cassandra Botello for receiving the Firestarter Award! Cassandra is a Phlebotomist at our Othello Clinic. She was chosen for this award because of her accountability, workplace behavior, and excellence as a phlebotomist. She is always on top of her work, helping her co-workers when they need it and being there for her patients. Our patients enjoying having her as their ...

  • A Day in the Life of a... Community Health Worker

    Think about a time when you were lost or confused on how to do something. Whether it was, going through a pregnancy for the first time, learning how to be a parent, or accessing resources to help meet your needs. How did you overcome this challenge? Did someone help you along the way? In the communities we serve, many families face different struggles like these every day. They don’t have ...

  • 5 Steps to Helping Someone with Suicidal Thoughts

    Suicide isn’t a topic that anyone wants to talk about with a loved one, but it’s an important topic that we SHOULD be talking about. Here are 5 action steps that you can take to help someone who is having suicidal thoughts, and how they work. Ask Questions If you think someone is suicidal, the first step you need to take is ask them, “Are you thinking about suicide?” This ...

  • Welcome Dental Residents!

    We are excited to welcome four new dental residents to CBHA! Our residents will be at CBHA for a one full year practicing and bettering their skills. They will be working alongside our dentists, so you might see them at your next appointment! You may be wondering what exactly a Dental Resident can do. Here are some of the procedures they can do while under the supervision of our dental providers: ...

  • Welcome Loren Knebl, ARNP

    We would like to welcome Loren Knebl, ARNP to our CBHA team! Loren will be joining our Family Practice team at our Othello Clinic. Loren is originally from Colorado. His family enjoyed traveling a lot, and Loren decided that he wanted to do the same after graduating High School. “I went to Alaska after high school and worked on a fishing boat for a few months, then I went on to sell ...

  • Welcome Tiffany Carter, ARNP

    We would like to welcome Tiffany Carter, ARNP to CBHA! Tiffany will be joining our Family Practice team at our Wahluke Clinic. Tiffany grew up in South Carolina. “I have always been considered the compassionate helper in my family and among my friends. Pursuing a career in the medical field was destined.” She completed her Bachelor’s Degree in Biology from the University of South ...

  • National Immunization Month

    You have the power to protect yourself and your family against serious diseases through on-time vaccination. August is National Immunization Month (NIAM). This annual observance highlights the importance of getting recommended vaccines throughout your life. Here are some recommended vaccines that children, pregnant moms and every adult should be taking, and when they should be going in for their ...

  • Firestarter Spotlight - Yvonne Martinez

    Congratulations to Yvonne Martinez for winning the Firestarter Award! Yvonne is a MA-C at our Wahluke Clinic. She was chosen as a Firestarter for her professionality, organization skills, and respect towards others. She demonstrates teamwork by being a high performer at Wahluke Clinic. She is constantly recognized by her co-workers for all the help that she offers. She is also very responsible and ...

  • Small Towns and Rural Areas Hit Hard by Opioid Crisis

    Once associated with wholesome adventures and built-in innocence, rural America has been a place people want to raise their children. Populated with tight-knit families and trusted neighbors, small towns have symbolized open doors, potluck dinners, high school sporting events, Fourth of July parades, and gossip. These rural communities cultivated peace of mind. A place where mothers and fathers ...

  • Children's Eye Health and Safety Month

    Although school may not look the same this year, it is still important to schedule well-child visits for your children. August is Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month, and we want to ensure that your child’s eyes are going to be in perfect condition this year for all the zoom calls and online learning they will be doing. The best way to stay up to date with your child’s eye ...

  • Tips For Your Child's Next Wellness Exam

    There are many ways to help your child stay healthy so that they can play, learn and grow! Our team is here to help answer all your questions and check in with your child to make sure that they are growing in a healthy way. Here are some tips to help the next time your child needs to go in for a checkup: Preparing Yourself You might want to write down some questions before the appointment to help ...

  • Consejos Para El Cuidado De Uno Mismo Para Mamas Que Lactan

    La lactancia materna requiere paciencia y práctica. Para algunas mujeres, aprender a amamantar puede ser frustrante e incómodo. También puede parecer más difícil, especialmente si su bebé nació temprano o si tiene ciertos problemas de salud. ¡La buena noticia es que será más fácil, y el apoyo para las madres que amamantan ...

  • Self-Care Tips For Moms Who Are Breastfeeding

    Breastfeeding takes patience and practice. For some women, learning to breastfeed can be frustrating and uncomfortable. It may also seem more difficult, especially if your baby was born early or you have certain health problems. The good news is that it will get easier, and support for breastfeeding mothers is available! HEALTHY EATING Many new mothers wonder whether they should be on a special ...

  • ¿Por Qué Es Importante La Lactancia Materna?

    Hay muchas razones para amamantar. Algunas de esas razones son la cercanía alegre y el vínculo con su bebé, la nutrición específica que sólo usted puede proporcionar, el ahorro de costos y los beneficios de salud para la madre y el bebé. Tenga en cuenta que alimentando a su bebé es una habilidad aprendida. SU PRIMERA LECHE ES ORO ...

  • Why Is Breastfeeding Important?

    There are so many reasons to breastfeed. Some of those reasons being the joyful closeness and bonding with your baby, the specific nutrition only you can provide, the cost savings, and health benefits for mother and baby. Keep in mind that feeding your baby is a learned skill. YOUR FIRST MILK IS LIQUID GOLD. It’s called liquid gold for its deep yellow color, colostrum is the thick first milk ...

  • Welcome Flower Star, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist

    We would like to welcome Flower Star, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, to our dedicated team of Nutritionists here at CBHA. Flower spent the majority of her childhood in California. She later moved to Washington and lived in Port Angeles for a few years. She attended Bastyr University in Kenmore, WA and received her Master’s Degree in clinical nutrition in 2015. Her appreciation towards ...

  • Provider Of The Year: Dr. Sonia Idrogo, DMD

    We would like to congratulate Dr. Sonia Idrogo, DMD, in receiving the 2019 Provider of the Year award! We gave out five awards this year at our 2019 Virtual All Staff event and Dr. Idrogo received this award for her leadership, problem-solving techniques, and providing excellent patient satisfaction. Dr. Idrogo grew up in Lima, Peru. She attended Cayetano Heredia Peruvian University and completed ...

  • Supervisor of the Year: Joshua Bunch, CFO

    We would like to congratulate Joshua Bunch, CPA, CHFP in receiving the 2019 Supervisor of the Year award! We gave out five awards this year at our 2019 Virtual All Staff event. Josh is our Chief Financial Officer and responsible for managing the fiscal affairs of CBHA. He received this award for his ability to improve processes, develop talent and manage financial resources. Josh grew up in Moses ...

  • Employee of the Year: Jose Rincon, Patient Service Representative

    We would like to congratulate Jose Rincon, Patient Service Representative, on receiving the 2019 Employee of the Year award! We gave out five awards this year at our 2019 Virtual All Staff event and Jose received this award for his honesty, integrity, dependability and positive attitude. Jose Rincon grew up in Mattawa, Washington. Back in 2016 he was presented with the opportunity to work at CBHA. ...

  • Provider of the Year: Dr. Jason Bleazard, OD

    We would like to congratulate Dr. Jason Bleazard, Optometrist, in receiving the 2019 Provider of the Year award! We gave out five awards this year at our 2019 Virtual All Staff event and Dr. Bleazard received this award for his leadership, excellent patient care and team work and collaboration. Dr. Bleazard grew up on a farm in a little town North of Pasco called Eltopia. He attended Pacific ...

  • Provider of the Year: Nathan Spinelli, Pharmacist

    We would like to congratulate Nathan Spinelli in receiving the 2019 Provider of the Year award! We gave out five awards this year at our 2019 Virtual All Staff event and Nathan received this award for his leadership, innovative ideas and excellent patient care. Nathan grew up in Spokane, Washington and has been a “Washingtonian” for the majority of his life. After High school, he moved ...

  • CBHA recognized as Best Places to Work in Healthcare in 2020

    CBHA is proud to have been selected by Modern Healthcare as one of the Best Places to Work in Healthcare in 2020. The COVID-19 pandemic has really challenged the healthcare system to get creative in everything we do, from delivering care to our patients to creating a safe environment for our employees. Promoting a culture of safety at CBHA has been a priority pre-COVID-19 and it has helped us ...

  • Welcome Luis Alcalde, PA-C!

    We would like to welcome Luis Alcalde, PA-C, to the CBHA Team! Luis will be joining our Family Practice team at our Wahluke Clinic. Luis grew up in Mazatlán, Sinaloa in Mexico. He received his degree in Medicine at the National Polytechnic Institute – Superior School of Medicine in Mexico City, Mexico. After moving to the United States, he entered the PA Program at UC Davis in ...

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