Blog Posts in 2022

  • 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 ...

  • Firestarter Spotlight - Yesenia Barajas

    Join us in congratulating Yesenia Barajas on her Firestarter Award! Yesenia has been with our Café since the day it opened in 2017! She is a hard working individual who truly represents what an employee at CBHA looks like. Many of her coworkers would agree that she is a reliable employee who puts our community first. Yesenia has trained new café team members, ensuring they have all ...

  • Firestarter Spotlight - Esmeralda Gonzalez

    Join us in congratulating Esmeralda Gonzalez on her Firestarter Award! Esmer is an Administrative assistant at our Othello Clinic and has a get-it-done attitude. She has the desire to learn new skills, is constantly looking to improve and is currently working on getting her AA degree. She is always willing to lend a helping hand and do what it takes to get the job done. Esmer is a great asset to ...

  • CBHA Provides Tuberculosis Testing for Othello High School Students

    On Tuesday, March 1st, our staff visited the Othello High School to provide Tuberculosis (TB) tests for students who are part of the STARS program. This program is a certification for early childhood, where students work with young pre-school students to later be able to work in an early childhood career. “One of the requirements after students have finished their certification, is to ...

  • Investing In Students' Futures

    We are inspired by one of our Healthy Futures Scholarship recipient, Ana Montes! Ana received our scholarship in 2021 and is currently attending her dream school, the University of Washington. She has big plans to enter the healthcare world after graduating and we’re happy we have helped her get started achieving her goals. If you’re a graduating high school senior or enrolled in ...

  • Firestarter Spotlight - Darrin Troyer

    Join us in congratulating Darrin Troyer on his Firestarter Award! Darrin is an IT Support Services Team Lead at our Othello Clinic. He is consistently working with his team to accomplish a common goal of resolving technical issues and introducing new technology for CBHA. He puts in extra effort to meet with employees when they are having technical issues rather than trying to troubleshoot over the ...

  • Heart Disease Can Happen to Anyone

    Did you know that cardiovascular disease is the #1 killer of women, causing 1 in 3 deaths each year? That’s approximately one woman every minute! Heart disease doesn’t affect all woman in the same way, and symptoms that are seen in men will not be seen women. We put together the symptoms for heart disease in women, and some ways to stay healthy and prevent heart disease. Signs and ...

  • When should you visit your Optometrist vs Primary Care Provider?

    Many people aren’t sure when they should visit their primary care provider, eye doctor or go to the emergency room. The majority of the time, if your problem or pain is eye-related, then you should contact your eye doctor first. For any other problem, you should see your primary care provider. Some of the problems our optometrist can help you with are red or sore eyes, eye allergies, an ...

  • Welcome Stacey Forbes, Speech Language Pathologist

    We want to welcome our first Speech Language Pathologist, Stacey Forbes! Stacey is from a small town like Othello called Kingsport, Tennessee. After getting married, she moved to Texas and pursued her career as a Speech Pathologist. Stacey has a Psychology degree, along with her Master’s in Speech Language Pathology from the University of North Texas. “When I was working with a group ...

  • Firestarter Spotlight - Lizet Ramos

    Join us in congratulating our Firestarter, Lizet Ramos! Lizet is a Staff Accountant at our Othello Clinic. She takes pride in her job and strives to complete her work with a high level of accuracy. Lizet has done an excellent job in her new role, payroll processing, over the past year and has worked diligently to learn a lot of new information in a short amount of time. Her job requires her to be ...

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