Summit Pacific’s New Three-Year Community Health Needs Assessment Released

(ELMA, WA) – Summit Pacific Medical Center is in the process of drafting the new Grays Harbor County Public Hospital District #1 (CHNA). The CHNA helps determine what the greatest health needs are for the community to focus on for the next three years and provides the basis for strategic plan development and the organization’s […]

Summit Pacific’s Dr. Ken Dietrich, CMO Appointed to County Board of Health

(ELMA, WA) – Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Ken Dietrich was one of four appointed to serve on the newly expanded Grays Harbor County Board of Health. He took his seat on the board alongside the three existing members at the quarterly meeting July 28. “I am excited to work with other members of the County […]

Ocean Beach Hospital and Medical Clinics Helps Train Next Generation of Physicians

ILWACO, Wash. – Ocean Beach Hospital and Medical Clinics (OBHMC) welcomed, earlier this month, the first of twelve or more residents from the Providence Everett Internal Medicine Residency Program in conjunction with the Washington State University (WSU) College of Medicine. OBHMC, selected by the WSU College of Medicine to provide rural training experience for licensed […]

Congratulations Island Health! Island Health Receives 5-Star Honors from CMS

Please join the Rural Collaborative in congratulating Island Health for earning 5-Star Honors from CMS! Read their press release, below!   ANACORTES, Washington — Island Health has earned an overall five-star hospital rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)—the highest distinction awarded by the federal agency.Of the 3,093 hospitals rated by CMS […]

Congratulations Mason Health, 2022 Practice Greenhealth Partner for Change Award Winner!

Please join the Rural Collaborative in congratulating Mason Health for earning the 2022 Practice Greenhealth Partner for Change Award!  This award recognizes Mason’s ongoing commitment to improving its environmental performance and their efforts to build sustainability into the operations and culture of their institution. Mason has fully embraced sustainability as part of their core mission […]

Congratulations and Farewell: Larry Cohen announces plans to retire

Ocean Beach Hospital and Medical Clinics’ CEO Announces Plans for Retirement Cohen looks to ‘hand over the reins’ at the end of July.   A Message from the Executive Director It is with mixed emotion that the Rural Collaborative shares the news that one of our member hospital CEO’s, Larry Cohen of Ocean Beach Hospital, […]

Members in the Media: Mason Health invests in future healthcare workers

Mason Health was recently featured in South Sound Magazine; they will fund the continuing education for three graduating seniors this fall in a historic partnership with the Shelton High School Health Sciences Academy. Congratulations to the recipients of these funds, Eryka Delgado-Hernandez, 17, and Carly VanAagten, 18, and Gregoria Alonzo Tomas, 17. To read the full […]

RFP Opportunity: Pharmacy Assessment

The Rural Collaborative(TRC) is seeking written proposals to identify a business partner to provide an assessment of pharmacy optimization opportunities to member rural health systems. Assistance with implementation of recommendations is possible.  Pharmacy service is one of the most complex aspects of healthcare delivery that TRC members manage.  Multiple pharmacy-related programs increasingly contribute to both […]