Blog Posts in 2018

  • Welcome Dr. Robert Forbes, OD

    A native of the Northwest, Dr. Forbes is happy to continue to call this part of the country home. He was born in Springfield, Oregon and lived in Vernonia until he was 12 years old. His family moved to Jefferson when his father accepted a position there as principal of the local elementary school. His mother was an elementary teacher who taught in a neighboring town. “Jefferson was ...

  • Welcome Daryl Ballard D.D.S.

    Last month Dr. Ballard joined CBHA from Richland where he’s been a part of Willamette Dental Group since 2010. He’s as excited to be a part of the community as we are to welcome him. He shared that the decision to accept an offer of employment with CBHA was an easy one. “I’ve heard very good things about the clinic,” Dr. Ballard said. “When I interviewed at CBHA ...

  • Welcome Matthew StantsPainter, DO

    CBHA is pleased to welcome Dr. Matthew StantsPainter to its team of providers. Dr. StantsPainter is now accepting new patients at the Othello location. He will also spend some time at the Mattawa clinic a few times a month. A native of southwestern Pennsylvania, Dr. StantsPainter earned his undergraduate degree at the University of Pittsburgh. He received his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree ...

  • Dr. Haider Kalhan, D.D.S.M.Sc

    We are excited to announce the addition of Dr. Haider Kalhan, D.D.S.M.Sc. to our dental department. We expect that after hearing him speak, guessing his birthplace will leave most still wondering. Dr. Kalhan was born in Iraq, but grew up in London, England. “My father was an air traffic controller. He trained and worked in London,” Dr. Kahlan said. “When first meeting me, people ...

  • Dr. RS Bunch - A Letter to Patients

    I would like to thank you for allowing me to participate in your medical care at Columbia Basin Health Association. I have enjoyed my time working for this clinic and attending to your medical needs, but at this time, CBHA and I have mutually agreed to part ways. Please be advised that because of my departure from CBHA, I will no longer be available to provide medical services to you as of March ...

  • CBHA Announces New CEO Nieves Gomez

    CBHA (Columbia Basin Health Association) announced today that its Board of Directors has chosen Nieves Gomez as the organization’s next President and Chief Executive Officer. Gomez will succeed Greg Brandenburg, the current President and Chief Executive Officer, on March 1, 2018. “After thorough succession planning and a comprehensive search process, the CBHA Board of Directors is ...

  • CBHA Anuncia su OEP (Oficial Ejecutivo Principal) Nuevo - Nieves Gómez

    OTHELLO – CBHA anunció que su junta de directores ha elegido a Nieves Gómez como el próximo presidente y oficial ejecutivo principal de la organización. Gomez preside a Greg Brandenburg, el actual presidente y oficial ejecutivo principal, el día 1 de marzo de 2018. “Después de una minuciosa planificación de sucesión y un proceso ...

  • January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month

    Quick Guideline Women: Get Pap tests every three years starting at 21-years-old Women: Get HPV tests after 30-years-old; check with doctor about frequency Children: Vaccinate against HPV starting at 12-years-old Poster overview of Gynecologic Cancers, and their signs and symptoms January is Cervical Cancer Awareness month. Represented by the color teal, the nation-wide initiative aims to increase ...

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