Category Archives: Employee News

myStrength Now Available to Clients and Their Families and Natural Supports

myStrength has become an evidenced based app that continues to support users in addressing depression, anxiety, stress, and now, substance use disorders, chronic pain/opioid management, and insomnia.  myStrength has nearly become a one-stop shopping app for better, overall wellness.  Ask your clinician about using myStrength, and download the app today using one of the following […]

Welcome Mary Elsethagen, Vice President of Inpatient and Residential Services

Mary is the new Vice President of Inpatient and Residential Services at Comprehensive Healthcare, and comes to us from Greater Oregon Behavioral Health based in The Dalles, Oregon where she was the Senior Integrated Services Manager, overseeing the Utilization Management and Care Coordination teams. Mary has extensive behavioral health experience ranging from clinical roles in […]

Black History Month 2021

Martin Luther King holiday has come and gone, and Black History Month (February) is upon us. The celebration that began as a week-long event was expanded to a month in 1976, the nation’s bicentennial. President Gerald R. Ford was quoted during its commemoration, urging Americans to “seize the opportunity to honor the too-often neglected accomplishments […]

Chris De Villeneuve, our new Vice President of Yakima and Kittitas County Services!

After about three and a half years of working with Catholic Charities, Chris De Villeneuve is returning to Comprehensive Healthcare as Vice President. He previously worked with Comprehensive Healthcare for 15 years, leaving the organization when he was Director in Sunnyside. We are thrilled to welcome Chris back! In total, Chris has 25 years of […]

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 […]

Meet Our New CFO

Comprehensive Healthcare’s new Chief Financial Officer, Diahann Barrera started her new role at Comprehensive Healthcare on Monday, December 28. Diahann Barrera comes to Washington from Reno, Nevada where she was the Chief Financial Officer for Reno Behavioral Healthcare Hospital. She has about 24 years of experience, 13 of which has been working in Behavioral Health. […]

Employee of the Month – May

Loretta Pechtel, Case Manager for the Rehab Team in Yakima, leads her team with a direct, honest approach and continues to set the bar high for team performance. She continues to work diligently in advocating for client needs. She doesn’t give up when clients become challenging and continues to communicate with them to build insight.She […]