Category Archives: Community Report

Welcome, new Chief of Integration and Managed Care Officer!

Edith (Edie) Dibble is Comprehensive Healthcare’s new Chief of Integration and Managed Care Officer (CIMCO). This new Core Team position will oversee our health system’s managed care strategy, planning, and implementation. The CIMCO will also participate in establishing quality and financial performance standards for the managed care products and track benchmarks. They may also negotiate […]

Introducing our new Chief Operating Officer (COO), Matt Kollman

Matt comes to Comprehensive Healthcare from Yakima Chief Hops where he has been working for the past year as the Vice President of Business Administration as well as other roles. Before then, Matt worked with Yakima Valley Memorial for 14 years, starting out as a practice administrator, working his way up through the corporate ladder […]

School-Based Services in 2020

School is a great setting for children and families to access quality behavioral health; it can help increase access to care for busy families, but also greatly benefit rural communities that may have fewer resources. Services can be provided at school, in the home or in other community locations that are most convenient for the […]

New Arrest and Jail Alternatives Program in Walla Walla

In partnership with the Walla Walla Police Department and Blue Mountain Heart to Heart, Comprehensive Healthcare was awarded a grant through the Washington Association of Sheriff and Police Chiefs (WASPC) in July, 2020, to begin an Arrest and Jail Alternatives (AJA) program in Eastern Washington. An AJA program integrates local law enforcement, behavioral health providers, […]

New PACT Program in Walla Walla

Comprehensive Healthcare is now offering intensive treatment services through a newly formed Program of Assertive Community Treatment (PACT) program in Walla Walla. PACT is an innovative, evidence-based behavioral health program created for individuals with severe mental health disorders who are frequently hospitalized, or often utilize other crisis services. Individuals enrolled into these services meet specific […]

COVID-19 and Mental Health

By: Jodi Daly, Ph.D., President and CEO In the middle of the ever-changing environment created by the COVID-19 pandemic, Comprehensive Healthcare continues to strive to meet the needs of our clients and our community partners. Due to this public health emergency, and the accompanying physical isolation measures, individuals may experience heightened depression, anxiety and loss. […]

Incident Command and COVID-19 Response

Frank Garner, MD, Chief Medical Officer Q: How has Comprehensive Healthcare been impacted by COVID-19? A: We were impacted much like other healthcare organizations. We xperienced a shortage of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), and we had to act quickly to identify the ways that infection could spread, and do what we could to prevent it. […]