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New test detects lung cancer earlier

on Wednesday, 19 August 2015. Posted in Newsroom

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Cascade Medical is now the first accredited Lung Cancer Screening Center in Eastern Washington. The American College of Radiology announced the designation late last month. The Leavenworth-based hospital will begin screening patients in two weeks.

Air quality advisory

on Monday, 17 August 2015. Posted in Newsroom

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Smoky conditions continue to fluctuate as smoke from Chelan-area fires drifts into the Upper Valley. Several people visited our Emergency Department in the last few days with upper respiratory problems related to the smoke. We are handing out masks to anyone who stops by our main lobby, the emergency department or family practice clinic.

 

As the air quality changes throughout the day, please visit the state Dept. of Ecology's map often to check local smoke levels: https://fortress.wa.gov/ecy/enviwa/ 

 

Here is what the air quality advisory levels mean for your health:

 

Cascade Cares: Get vaccinated, win a backpack

on Monday, 03 August 2015. Posted in Newsroom

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Is your family ready for school?

Clothes? Check.

Supplies? Check.

Shots? We’ve got you covered.

At Cascade Medical, we are giving away a backpack a week for students who receive a vaccination this month. We thought a contest might give an extra boost of motivation for kids reluctant to get a shot. The truth is, those shots are important for their health, and the health of our whole community.

Meet our new Chief Financial Officer

on Tuesday, 19 May 2015. Posted in Newsroom

CFOJimHopkinsWebGrayLEAVENWORTH -- Jim Hopkins came to Cascade Medical Center with a passion for connecting with small communities. He spent more than 25 years managing finances for healthcare facilities in Arizona, Missouri, California and Washington.

“I wanted to get back to a rural facility because there’s a direct connection with the community in a way you don’t get in a big city,” Hopkins said. “You get to know people a lot better.”

Updated: Dr. Johnston's Everest expedition

on Wednesday, 01 April 2015. Posted in Newsroom

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Update April 27: A powerful earthquake caused an avalanche at Everest Base Camp on April 25. International Mountain Guides, the company Dr. Emily Johnston is guiding for, confirmed that all IMG members are safe. On Monday, IMG reported that Dr. Johnston is helping maintain order at Camp 1 as they evacuate more than 150 climbers by helicopter to base camp. From there, they plan to withdraw from the mountain. We are so proud of Dr. Johnston and we will keep her in our hearts as she makes the journey home.

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Emergency Department Medical Director Emily Johnston traveled to Kathmandu March 26 as one of nine leaders guiding an expedition on Mt. Everest with International Mountain Guides, a mountaineering company based in Ashford, Wash.

Community Forum April 21

on Wednesday, 01 April 2015.

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This summer is predicted to be one of the driest on record, with snowpack levels low enough to prompt Gov. Jay Inslee to declare a drought emergency last month for three at-risk regions, including the Entiat and Wenatchee river basins.

Cascade Medical Center wants to help the community prepare. We organized a panel of community leaders to talk about the upcoming drought and fire season 4:30 p.m. April 21 at the Chumstick Grange Hall, 621 Front St.

March - Community Wellness

on Tuesday, 03 March 2015. Posted in Newsroom

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For March, our Cascade Cares calendar highlights Colon Cancer Awareness.

Among cancers that affect both men and women, colorectal cancer (cancer of the colon or rectum) is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States. Every year, about 140,000 Americans are diagnosed with colorectal cancer, and more than 50,000 people die from it. But this disease is highly preventable, by getting screened beginning at age 50.

Throughout March, we're providing additional information to help you better understand the importance of early detection, and what you can do to minimize your risk.

Visit the display table in the Clinic Lobby for more information. Some of what you will find...

Healthy Choices Wellness Class

on Tuesday, 03 February 2015. Posted in Newsroom

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Cascade Medical is offering a Healthy Choices Wellness Class taught by Linda Hokanson, Registered Dietician and Certified Diabetic Educator.

 

This 6-session course will cover topics including:

  • Healthy plate: Balance of carbohydrates, proteins and fats
  • How to read nutritional labels on foods
  • Portion Control
  • Motivation
  • Tips on shopping and activity
  • Tracking and Journaling

 

The cost is $60 for the 6-session course that will be held on February 9 and 23, March 9 and 23 and April 6 and 20th from 3pm-4pm at Cascade Medical.

Space is limited to 10. Call us and register today!

 

February - Community Wellness

on Monday, 02 February 2015. Posted in Newsroom

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For February, our Cascade Cares calendar turns to Women's Heart Health.

As a symbol of love, the human heart is filled with feelings of deep affection. This month celebrates a special time when we express these feelings, more than usual. Not to be forgotten, it's also a time to love yourself -- Learn about your risks for heart disease and stroke and stay "heart healthy" for yourself and your loved ones.  

Throughout February, we're providing additional information to help you better understand Cardiovascular disease (CVD) - including heart disease, stroke, and high blood pressure. Some of what you will find...

National Wear Red Day - Friday, Feb. 6th

on Sunday, 01 February 2015. Posted in Newsroom

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Wear Red to fight heart disease on National Wear Red Day.®

Friday, February 6, 2015

Women are strong. We are smart. We solve problems. Women can do anything men can do. And, there are some things we’re even better at–dying of heart disease and stroke.

It’s not just a man’s disease. Each year, 1 in 3 women die of heart disease and stroke. But we can change that because 80 percent of cardiac events can be prevented with education and lifestyle changes.

January - Community Wellness

on Friday, 09 January 2015. Posted in Health Tips

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Eating healthy and staying active are essential parts of a well balanced lifestyle. All this month, we're providing additional information to help you start your new year right including:

  • 8 Ways to Eat Healthy
  • 10 Ideas to Stay Active
  • Article: New Year's Wellness - Achieving balance one step at a time

Visit the display table in the Clinic Lobby for more information and healthy recipes. While there, enter to win a healthy meals cookbook!

Annual Paramedic Conference

on Monday, 05 January 2015. Posted in Newsroom

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Each spring our team holds a lecture series for paramedics throughout the Pacific Northwest. Providing 24 hours of continuing education credit, this three-day event promises an array of informative topics for both new and experienced paramedics.

Excellence in Family Medicine

on Wednesday, 17 December 2014. Posted in Newsroom

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In recognition for excellence and commitment to medical student teaching, Dr. Geoff Richardson was recently awarded the 2013–2014 Outstanding Faculty Award by the University of Washington School of Medicine (UWSOM).