Blog Posts in 2022

  • Firestarter Spotlight - David Valdez

    Join us in congratulating David Valdez, Referrals Coordinator, on receiving the Firestarter Award! David represents CBHA very well, by going out of his way not only to help his fellow co-workers but also the patients he comes in contact with. He always goes the extra mile to make sure that patients are seen in a timely manner especially when they need to be seen urgently. David is very responsible ...

  • CBHA at Othello's Farmers Market Festival

    Thank you everyone who was able to make it out to the Othello Farmer’s market this season! We had so much fun on Thursday at our last market of the year. We loved getting to see our patients and community members. We can’t wait to do it all again next year!

  • CBHA Healthcare Day at Middleton Fall Festival!

    We got to celebrate CBHA Healthcare Day at Middleton’s Fall Festival on Saturday! Some of our Staff and Providers were hanging out at our booth meeting all of you and sharing information on the different services that we offer our along with some giveaways. We hung out at our campfire and roasted marshmallows, decorated masks with our families and enjoyed the company of our coworkers. We ...

  • What To Look For In Your Kids Vision

    Your child’s vision plays a vital role in their physical development, success in school and overall wellbeing. About 1 in 4 pre-school aged children have an undiagnosed or untreated vision problem in the United States. Vision problems begin at a young age, it’s important to schedule regular eye exams for your children to continue keeping their eyes healthy. There are a lot of ways to ...

  • Rep. Joe Schmick Visits CBHA

    We are honored to be able to meet with elected officials and show them the hard work that we are doing in our clinics and for our communities! Last week, we had Rep. Joe Schmick visit our Othello Clinic and we informed him about the different services our providers offer and the quality of care that we give to our patients. Thank you Representative Joe Schmick for taking the time out of your day ...

  • Having Fun at Mattawa Elementary Fall Carnival

    We got to hang out with families and children at the Mattawa Elementary Fall Carnival on Thursday, Sept 29th! We had such a fun time having kids play our “Spin the Wheel” game, winning some giveaways and talking to parents about the different services we provide for their children and families. There were also food vendors, lots of different games, activities and even pony rides! Thank ...

  • Firestarter Spotlight - Amanda Ruvalcaba

    Join us in congratulating Amanda Rubalcava on receiving her Firestarter Award! Amanda is a Central Steralization Coordinator in our Dental Department in Othello. She gets to work with all of our dentists and provide support in Orthodontics, Pediatrics and Implant procedures. Amanda invested in her own development to become a subject matter expert and earned a Dental Infection Prevention and ...

  • CBHA At The Othello Fair

    We had such a great time at the Othello Fair last week! Did you get a chance to come out and see us at our booth? Or see the performers at our CBHA Stage? There was so much going on, but we had the most fun on Saturday for CBHA Day! We’re grateful for the partnership that we have with the Othello Fair and want to thank them for all their hard work.

  • WA State Senator Warnick & Nikki Torres, Candidate for WA State Senate for District 15

    Kelly Carlson, Chief Administrative Officer; Nikki Torres, Candidate for WA State Senate for District 15; WA State Senator Warnick; and Nieves Gomez, CBHA CEO We’ve had the opportunity to meet with several elected officials and show them the hard work that we are doing in our clinics and for our communities. In order to deliver on our vision of a health care system with equity at its core, ...

  • Firestarter Spotlight - Esmeralda Esparza

    Join us in congratulating Esmeralda Esparza on her Firestarter Award! Esmeralda is a Patient Service Representative at our Othello Clinic. She is the first one to lend a helping hand to any patient or employee that needs one. Esmeralda goes out of her way to make sure that a patient is satisfied with their care and that they are being helped the same way she would want to be helped as a patient. ...

  • Mattawa Back To School Event

    We had a great time with families during the Back To School themed Movie Night with the City of Mattawa on Friday! Our team passed out school supplies for kids who were starting school this week, and talked to them about dental hygiene and how to properly brush their teeth. We also attended their Family Fun Day Parade the next morning! Wishing all our students a happy, safe and healthy school ...

  • Kid's Summer Olympics

    Our Kid’s Summer Olympics event promoted health and wellness to our young generation. This was our first kid’s event that Family Services hosted since the COVID-19 pandemic. Summertime is when kids have a lot of time on their hands, so it’s the perfect time to teach them about healthy habits and staying active. For 2 days out of the week, for 5 weeks, they learned about healthy ...

  • WA State House Representative Alex Ybarra and Senator Judy Warnick Visit CBHA

    This week during Health Center Week, we had WA State House Representative Alex Ybarra and Senator Judy Warnick come by our Wahluke Clinic to talk about healthcare in our communities. In order to deliver on our vision of a health care system with equity at its core, FQHCs need our leaders in Congress to make historic investments in our infrastructure, workforce, and innovation efforts. Thank you ...

  • Happy Health Center Week 2022

    For decades, federally qualified community health centers (FQHCs) have been a driving force in bringing comprehensive health care to millions of patients in our country’s most underserved and under-resourced communities. We at Columbia Basin Health Association are proud of the legacy we’ve built as a hyper-local health equity hub, but we know there is much more to be done. In order to ...

  • Contacts vs. Glasses, What is Right For You?

    Making the decision of wearing contacts or glasses can be a little difficult, but it really comes down to the kind of lifestyle, comfort, convenience, budget and style you prefer. We’re going to give you the pros and cons of both glasses and contacts, so that you can come to a final decision on your own. Before deciding between contacts and glasses, keep in mind that one is not necessarily ...

  • Get To Know Dr. Luis Miron, General Dentist

    Dr. Luis Miron is a General Dentist at our Connell Clinic. He grew up in Guatemala, Guatemala City. One of his favorite things as a child was cycling with his friends through gravel roads exploring new places. His family moved from the east coast looking for a new adventure, and that is how he ended up at CBHA. As a General Dentist, he offers a variety of services which include, dental implants, ...

  • 2022 World Breastfeeding Week: Breastfeeding Facts

    Women’s breast milk is constantly changing to meet the needs of their growing baby. From month-to-month, throughout the week, day-to-day, and even throughout a single feeding. During this year’s World Breastfeeding Week we will be sharing lots of information on everything you need to know about breastfeeding! Check out some of the benefits of breastfeeding, below. Breastfeeding Facts: ...

  • Firestarter Spotlight - Daysi Mendez

    Join us in congratulating Daysi Mendez on her Firestarter Award! Daysi exemplifies top box performance when it comes to customer service and caring for the pregnant mothers in her case load. She goes out of her way to find the most appropriate resources, provide consistent contact and education, and build trust so that clients are comfortable reaching out to her. Her patients remember her fondly ...

  • Brushing your child's teeth at a young age is important for their oral health!

    Brushing your child’s teeth at a young age is important for their oral health! This video demonstrates how to properly brush their teeth, what to look for and what to do when they cry. The first step to brushing your child’s teeth is making sure they are in the right position. If your child is cooperative, the easiest way is to lay their head on your lap. Brush their teeth using a ...

  • Third Year in a Row - CBHA is nationally recognized as Best Places to Work in Healthcare!

    CBHA is honored to be selected by Modern Healthcare Magazine as one of the Best Places to Work in Healthcare. It’s exciting to have won this award for a THIRD YEAR in a row! “At CBHA we recognize that culture beats strategy! It is because of our intentional investment in our people that we can demand excellence and accountability from all of us to provide an award winning culture for ...

  • Firestarter Spotlight - Maribel Anguiano

    Join us in congratulating Maribel Anguiano on her Firestarter Award! Maribel is a Dental Support Coordinator at our Connell Clinic. In this position she is a role model for our Dental Assistants. She is attentive to their needs and quick to resolve any issues. Maribel does a great job of making sure that her team has the best equipment and supplies to offer the highest quality care for our ...

  • Expanding Access to Care with Dr. Ji Choi

    I am a first generation Asian American who grew up in Eastern Washington. I have experienced first-hand the difficulties our Asian American and Pacific Islander populations face in accessing culturally competent dental care in some counties. These access barriers are especially challenging for our Pacific Islander neighbors. My ability to speak Korean and understand the culture helped many Asian ...

  • Firestarter Spotlight - Modesta Vivar Ponce

    Join us in congratulating Modesta Vivar Ponce on her Firestarter Award! Modesta is a Patient Service Representative at our Wahluke Clinic. She is a dependable, loyal and honest employee. She works very hard and demonstrates initiative, intelligence and creativity in her work. Modesta likes to take on challenges that contribute to the success of our patient flow and helping others solve problems. ...

  • Welcome Jonathan Hale, ARNP

    We want to give a warm welcome to our newest ARNP, Jonathan Hale! Jonathan grew up in Pasco, WA and has been part of the Columbia Basin community for the majority of his life. He received his nursing degree from Washington State University and was a Registered Nurse for 13 years. Then he completed his Masters from Maryville University to become a Family Nurse Practitioner. For several years he was ...

  • CBHA Featured in the NYU Langone Health Issue, The Bridge

    We were featured in the NYU Langone Health Issue, The Bridge! Our collaboration with this program allows us to receive Dental Residents that learn from our providers, see patients and serve in our communities. Dr. Richard Jimenez was one of those residents! He was partnered with Dr. Luis Miron for a year, then we hired him as a full time dentist! NYU also recognizes the way that we continued to ...

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