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Confluence Health in Wenatchee World: High Cost of Health Care

Confluence Health in Wenatchee World: High Cost of Health Care Confluence Health CEO Dr. Peter Rutherford, MD, was recently featured in Wenatchee World reporter K.C. Mehaffey’s weekly “NCW Health” feature. The topic was “The High Cost of Health Care”, and what can be done to minimize those costs, both from the health care industry’s perspective...

NCWLife Interview

Confluence Health talks drug abuse and how to combat it on Wake Up Wenatchee Valley A growing problem throughout the United States, prescription drug abuse is the topic of today’s program Joining us from Confluence Health, Dr. Peter Rutherford and Glenn Adams talk about what the hospitals are doing to stem the tide of drug...

Notice: Ephrata Clinic Patients:

Notice: Ephrata Clinic Patients: We will be redoing the parking lot this Thursday & Friday, May 11th & 12th.  Patients will be able to park in the first few spots in front of Moore Furniture, and walk on the sidewalk to the clinic, as we will have no parking in front of the clinic. If...

Confluence Health’s Prescription Drug Disposal Project Sees Overwhelming Success

WENATCHEE– Officials with Confluence Health say the community’s response to a prescription drug disposal project has been an overwhelming success. “It’s been pretty phenomenal,” said Glenn Adams with Confluence Health. “The first weekend that we put these out and had patients dispose of their meds we filled up both containers here in Wenatchee, that’s about...

National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

Saturday, April 29, 2017 is National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. The National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of medications. It’s a great time to clean out your medicine cabinet! Protect our...

Suicide Prevention Training

Confluence Health’s Gatekeeper Suicide Prevention Training. Presented by Dr. Julie Rickard.   All training will be held at the Confluence Health Sleep Center conference room on Miller Street from 5:15-6:45 p.m. This training is for the public and Confluence Health employees, family and friends. This QPR Gatekeeper training is a 90 minute training designed for...

Advance Care Planning-Being Mortal

“Being Mortal” underscores the importance of people planning ahead and talking with family members about what’s important in life to help inform future healthcare decisions. After the screening, a local expert panel will share with audience members in a guided conversation on how to take concrete steps to identify and communicate wishes about what’s important...

The Wenatchee World Featured Article: Health care is better with advanced planning

Photo provided Dr. Peter Rutherford The last two decades have seen a tremendous increase in the sophistication and complexity of available health care. We enjoy increased knowledge, new and improved technology, enhanced clinical skills of physicians, nurses and therapists, and superior medications. Until a couple of decades ago many health conditions had limited or no...

Confluence Health Named to Becker’s 150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare

  Becker’s Healthcare named Confluence Health in its 2017 “150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare” list. The list recognizes hospitals, health systems and organizations committed to fulfilling missions, creating outstanding cultures and offering competitive benefits to their employees. The Becker’s Healthcare Editorial team determined those recognized by a number of factors, including opportunities for...

Weather Delays & Closures

Update:10:40 am – February 9th, 2017:  Weather Alert: Confluence Health Operations Back To Normal All Confluence Health locations and clinics have returned to normal hours of operation Thursday, February 9th, 2017. If you have any questions or concerns about rescheduling appointments, please contact us at (509) 663-8711.     February 8th, 2017– Due to inclement weather,...