Blog Posts in 2021

  • Firestarter Spotlight - Santos Perez

    Congratulations to our Firestarter, Santos Perez! Santos works at our Othello Clinic as our Central Service Distribution Technician! He takes pride in his work and is always assisting his fellow co-workers in any help that they need. Along with handling shipments and making sure that everything is being processed correctly, Santos is always lending out a helping hand to other departments who need ...

  • Welcome Tamara Campbell, Psychiatric ARNP

    We are excited to welcome Tamara Campbell as our new Psychiatric ARNP for our Behavioral Health department at our Connell Clinic! You may already recognize her and that is because she has been serving our patients at the Othello Clinic as a registered nurse, while she was completing her Nurse Practitioner degree from Gonzaga University. “Connell is my home, and I love that I can work with ...

  • Healthy Eating During The Holidays

    The holidays are a time of celebration when we get together with our immediate family and make some of our favorite holiday foods. But all of these opportunities also present us with food temptations that are sure to expand our waistline, if we over indulge. I went ahead and put together some strategies for maintaining a balance of healthier foods, with all of our holiday favorites for you! Enjoy ...

  • Welcome Erika Ritchie Parrish, Behavioral Health Consultant

    We are delighted to welcome our new Behavioral Health Consultant, Erika Ritchie Parrish! Erika will be serving our patients at our Wahluke Clinic! She was born and raised in Grant County, but has lived in many different places, including Ecuador. “I stayed in Ecuador for a year with my mom, and this is where I learned and perfected my Spanish,” says Erika. After recovering from mental ...

  • Serving Our Community, One Meal At A Time

    The holidays are finally here and we are so excited to start spreading joy in our communities! It has become a CBHA tradition for us to donate Thanksgiving Food Baskets to families in need during the holidays. We know that not every family is blessed to share a delicious thanksgiving dinner, so we do our best to be able to bring some happiness into their homes, and provide the ingredients to a ...

  • Firestarter Spotlight - Leo C. Martinez

    Congratulations Leo C. Martinez on becoming Firestarter! Leo is a MA-C Lead at our Othello Clinic. He always presents himself in a professional manner with staff and patients. He makes sure to always escort patients to where they need to go instead of just pointing in that direction. Many of our staff would say that Leo is someone that you can count on in the workplace. He strives to be a model ...

  • Providing For Our North Franklin Students

    Our students have been through a lot these past two years during the pandemic. So it’s important that we continue to show our support. We reached out to the North Frankling School District's Superintendent, Jim Jacobs, and asked if we could partner together and provide them with something to help keep our kids physically and emotionally well during this pandemic. We landed on these ...

  • Proud of Laura Ely For Her Years Of Military Service

    Join us in celebrating and congratulating Laura Ely, ARNP on her retirement from her Military Duty. Laura started with us in 2016 after being with the Othello Community Hospital for about 20 years. She has accomplished many goals in her career, but the most recent is completing her service in the Military. Lieutenant Colonel Laura Ely served as a Certified Flight Nurse Evaluator at the 446 th ...

  • Provider Spotlight - See What We Have Been Up To

    Our providers have been hard at work taking care of our patients, doing research, presenting new research, publishing research, and mentoring our medical students! There’s no doubt that we have the best providers at CBHA, but words without actions mean nothing, right? So instead of just telling you how awesome they are, let us show you the amazing work that they have been doing lately. ...

  • Welcome Melissa Lohman, ARNP

    Join us in welcoming our new ARNP at our Wahluke Clinic, Melissa Lohman! She is originally from Connecticut, but is currently living in Moses Lake. She attended Duke University and received her Master’s in Science in Nursing. Melissa has prior experience working in home health, hospice, palliative care and inpatient oncology. Recently moved from Portland, Melissa enjoys the small community ...

  • Firestarter Spotlight - Tawni Solberg

    Congratulations to our Firestarter, Tawni Solberg! Tawni has been a great asset to our team in helping implement different services at our clinics. Some projects include working with our providers to bring vasectomy services to our patients and took lead in preparing for Joint Commission visit. She has very high expectations of herself and her staff to do what is right for our patients and ...

  • Running for Childhood Wellness TOGETHER

    If you attended last year’s 5K Color Run then you remember what it felt like to Run For A Cause being 6ft apart. This year, it was our goal to have our annual 5K Color Run in person where anyone would be able to walk, jog or run for childhood wellness, TOGETHER! “Returning to an in person event after 2020, made this year’s Color Run very special! It was awesome to see people of ...

  • Welcome Kelsey Campbell, PA-C

    Welcome Kelsey Campbell! Kelsey is one of our newest PA-C’s here at CBHA! She will be serving at our Othello Clinic. Kelsey is originally from Indianapolis, Indiana. She attended Purdue University and received a B.A. in History, but after working at a family friend’s medical office, she realized that she wanted to move into a healthcare career. Soon after that she decided to start her ...

  • Welcome Melissa Mateo, PA-C

    Welcome Melissa Mateo! Melissa is one of our newest PA-C’s here at CBHA! She will be serving at our Othello Clinic. Melissa is from Yakima, WA and is now living Othello. She attended the University of Washington receiving her Masters of Clinical Health Services. She was first inspired to go into the medical field by her own Provider who was a PA. “I had such a good experience with her, ...

  • Welcome Anneliese Trader, PA-C

    Welcome Anneliese Trader! Anneliese is one of our newest PA-C’s at CBHA! She will be serving at both our Othello and Connell Clinics. Anneliese grew up in Tri-cities, WA and attended Whitworth University in Spokane. After graduating with her B.S. in Health Sciences, she attended James Madison University finishing her Masters of Physician Assistant Studies. “CBHA genuinely cares about ...

  • How Long Does The Flu Last?

    It’s true, having the flu is not fun! When you first get the flu, you probably don’t even know that you have it, or that you can spread it. You may also feel like you’re sick for longer than usual, so we are going to give you the day-by-day timeline of what to expect when you get sick. We also have some tips on how to speed up your recovery, and symptoms of the Flu vs. COVID-19. ...

  • Firestarter Spotlight - Amanda Stephens

    We are excited to announce our Firestarter, Amanda Stephens! Amanda is often put in stressful situations that require her to think quickly and make good workplace decisions. She is always helping out in her department, being efficient in her work, and has exceeded workplace expectations. This year Amanda helped organize our bake sale fundraiser to help raise funds for our annual Color Run. It was ...

  • Not One... But TWO Stevie Awards!

    We have won TWO Stevie Awards this year! The Stevie Awards for Great Employers recognize the world’s best employers and the human resources professionals, teams, achievements and HR-related products and suppliers who help to create and drive great places to work. They honor and generate public recognition of the achievements and positive contributions of organizations and working ...

  • Our Connell Clinic Has Expanded!

    Our Connell Clinic has come a long way and it has been very exciting to see! From starting in a small clinic down the road to now being in a new renovated medical area. Delivering quality care to our Connell Community is our number one priority and having this new space will help us deliver that. “We have come a long way and I am so happy to be with CBHA through these milestones,” says ...

  • Welcome Dr. Alex Snyder, Pediatric Dentist

    Welcome Dr. Alex Snyder! Dr. Snyder is our newest Pediatric Dentist at our Othello, Wahluke and Connell Clinics! Dr. Snyder was born in Southern California and now lives in Spokane, WA. He received his Dental Degree from Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, FL and completed his residency at Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic in Yakima. “I have worked in agricultural communities ...

  • Welcome Natalie Andersen, Dental Hygienist

    Welcome Natalie Andersen! Natalie is our New Dental Hygienist joining our Dental Team at our Wahluke Clinic! Natalie was raised in Royal City, WA. She grew up working in the orchard and on the farm with her family. After graduating high school, she enlisted in the U.S. Army and was stationed in Texas for 2 years as a Medic. She later enrolled in the Dental Hygiene program in El Paso, Texas. ...

  • Keeping the Columbia Basin Healthy

    Our staff went to Columbia Basin College (CBC) in Tri- Cities and administered 119 COVID-19 Vaccines to the Tri-Cities Community. “We weren’t expecting over 100 people to show up”, said Maria Elena, COVID-19 Outreach Coordinator at CBHA. “It was nice seeing that more people wanted to receive the vaccine!” CBC reached out to us to discuss the possibility of traveling ...

  • Answering your COVID-19 Questions with Dr. Mengyi (Zed) Zha

    Our first priority is the health and safety of our communities. We have listened to our community and have heard your concerns, questions and hesitancy on receiving the COVID-19 Vaccine, and we want to answer some of those questions for you. Hesitation Statement: “I plan to wait and see if the vaccine is safe.” More than 170 million Americans have been fully vaccinated, and on August ...

  • Welcome Megan Pryce, Dental Hygienist

    Welcome Megan Pryce!! Megan is our new Dental Hygienist joining our dental team at our Wahluke Clinic! Megan grew up in Pasco, WA and attended the Oregon Institute of Technology in La Grande, OR. After receiving her Dental Hygienist Degree she went straight to a private practice. “I’ve had a passion for dentistry since I was in high school and have been working in the dental field for ...

  • First Female Finisher - 2021 CBHA 5K Color Run | Run For A Cause

    Alice Strumski was our first female finisher at our 2021 5K Color Run! She was the 4th finisher overall finishing the race in 26 minutes! She has been running since the pandemic started. “Running was a way for me to be able to get out of the house and stay active,” says Alice. She has ran 4 other marathons this year. Alice is from Moses Lake, WA and was excited to be able to ...

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