Kootenai Behavioral Health closes addiction recovery programs and outpatient psychiatry clinic, cites funding and staff shortages | Idaho News

“Actually, Kootenai Health agrees with those that are upset about our decision to temporarily close the addiction recovery program,” he wrote NORTHERN IDAHO – Kootenai Health, the leading provider of behavioral health services for northern Idaho residents, has announced the temporary closure of their addiction recovery programs and the outpatient Kootenai Clinic Psychiatry practice due … Read more

Hospital officials: New Vandalia Health System will improve access to care for West Virginians while reducing costs to hospitals State Journal News

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Mon Health System weathers pandemic storm to bring new services to communities | State Journal News

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (WV News) – After a year of tremendous challenges in the health care industry, the Mon Health System has managed to grow in both patient visits and revenue, with a continued focus on patient experience, according to the system’s president and CEO. The Mon Health System operates at about 50 sites, mostly in … Read more

Relax and renew: Holston Valley opens lavender room for employee mental health | News

KINGSPORT – A hospital can bring about high emotions, overwhelming circumstances and daily stress for its health care workers. But Ballad Health is aiming to create a space for its frontline nurses and team members to escape all that. On Friday, Holston Valley Medical Center, along with Ballad’s Bristol Regional Medical Center and Johnson City … Read more

Minority health prioritized in statewide grant program News

ELKHART – The Indiana Department of Health’s Minority Health Coalition is pushing area organizations to submit their grant proposals for the Together We Will community-based mini grant which will end June 2023. The Indiana Department of Education received a $ 34 million grant to support COVID-19 relief programming and vaccinations across the state. Of those … Read more

New middle school math, elementary science and social studies curricula approved at Williams Bay | Local News

Building on last month’s approval of a new Grades K-5 elementary mathematics curriculum at the elementary level, the Williams Bay School Board on April 25 approved implementation of a new Grades 6-8 middle school mathematics curriculum. The $ 22,993 five-year contract with Boston-based Houghton Mifflin Harcourt includes print and digital mathematics instruction curriculum and individual … Read more

Baker County Health Department director retires, reflecting on the pandemic | State

BAKER CITY – The telephone call that changed Nancy Staten’s life – and indirectly, pretty much everybody else’s – happened on a Friday. She remembers that part clearly, even if so much that was to come in the ensuing two years passed, as she puts it, “in a blur.” The date was Jan. 24, 2020. … Read more

Access to mental health care in Walla Walla Valley at crisis point | Opinion Columns

What is keeping me up at night? I am truly concerned for our community. We are living in a crisis that the longer it takes for us to address, the longer it will alter the future of our communities for generations to come. However, this crisis goes relatively unnoticed until a tragedy calls our attention … Read more

Business News: Hyden announces retirement from Farmers Insurance | News

Longtime Corsicana resident and business owner R Sterling Hyden is retiring from Farmers Insurance after more than 19 years in business, as of May 1. Hyden started working his first job at 12 years old with the Corsicana Daily Sun, working in the sorting room where he and other workers manually inserted the different sections … Read more

Chamber celebrates business, community achievements Local News

Business in Joplin fared well during the last year despite challenges experienced nationally during the COVID-19 pandemic, members of the Joplin Area Chamber of Commerce were told Thursday night. More than 530 members and guests attended the 105th Joplin Area Chamber of Commerce banquet held at the Leggett & Platt Athletic Center at Missouri Southern … Read more