June 14, 2024 6:02 am

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One year in, Snohomish County’s newly formed Health Department has big plans for 2024

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SNOHOMISH COUNTY—On May 2022, after years of financially struggling, the Snohomish County Health District announced that its local public health services would be integrating to the county government structure as the newly formed Snohomish County Health Department. Despite financial constraints, the District had an eventful final year before the integration commenced on January 1, 2023: […]

Jose Reynoso named as Chief Information Officer of CHC

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EVERETT, Wash., August 23, 2022—Community Health Center of Snohomish County (CHC) is excited to welcome Jose Reynoso as its Chief Information Officer. He has over 13 years of healthcare information technology experience, including ten years working in Community Health Centers. “Jose’s knowledge, skills, and abilities leading technology teams in the Community Health Center environment bring […]

FDA authorizes Pfizer’s Paxlovid pill as first at-home COVID treatment

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SILVER SPRINGS, MD, December 22, 2021 – Today, the Food and Drug Administration authorized Pfizer’s Paxlovid for adults and children ages 12 and older with a positive COVID-19 test and early symptoms who face the highest risks of hospitalization. Children eligible for the drug must weigh at least 88 pounds. Paxlovid, is an alternative treatment […]

Pfizer booster now recommended for 16-year-olds and up

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SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash., December 10, 2021 – Following announcements by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Pfizer boosters are now recommended for everyone 16-17 years of age who received their second dose of Pfizer at least six months ago.  In addition, everyone 18 and older is recommended to get […]

Gesa Credit Union announces new Healthcare Heroes Affinity Debit Card

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RICHLAND, WASH. (June 7, 2021) ‒ Gesa Credit Union last week announced the addition of a new affinity debit card to their suite of Local Heroes cards, designed to benefit healthcare workers across the state of Washington. Each time a Healthcare Heroes Affinity Debit Card is used, Gesa will make a donation toward organizations that […]

ZoomCare clinic opens in Kirkland Totem Lake

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Kirkland, Wash., April 9, 2021 — ZoomCare, the Pacific Northwest-based innovator and creator of on-demand healthcare, today announced it is opening its 25th clinic location in Kirkland, Washington on April 9, 2021. Starting on April 9, residents can book appointments online at www.zoomcare.com or through ZoomCare’s app to receive medical care in-person or through ZoomCare’s […]

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