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PRIDE Month Activities

Here at Comprehensive Healthcare, our daily work centers around mental health. June provided an opportunity for us to join a global movement to advocate and educate our communities on the struggles that members of the LGBTQI+ community face daily and how this can negatively impact their mental health. Comprehensive Healthcare participated in the following activities […]

Corrections Behavioral Health Team Provide Training for Yakima County Corrections Staff

Last month, the Corrections Behavioral Health Team provided training for Yakima County Corrections staff. Sparked by the Disability Rights of Washington’s settlement agreement, our team was able to provide in-person training to the individual squads. Every Department of Corrections (DOC) employee who has direct contact with incarcerated individuals was a part of this process. Four, […]

Coordination of Care is Trauma Informed Care

By: Bonnie Davidson, Hospital Liaison There are six core principles of Trauma-Informed Care (TIC): safety, trustworthiness and transparency, peer support, collaboration and mutuality, empowerment through voice and choice, cultural, historical and gender issues. Trauma-Informed Care has been an important movement moving throughout various agencies and even in private business models. One thing that is often […]

A Day in My Shoes: What it’s Like Being a Case Manager

Hello. I am 28 years old, and mom to a ten-year-old boy. You could say I was forced to grow up at a young age based on my life choices, but I have had so much fun being a parent. Our hobbies include going on hikes, swimming, and going to Lake Chelan in the summer. […]

June is National PRIDE Month

The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning, Intersexed (LGBTQI+) community represents a diverse range of identities and expressions of gender and sexual orientation. It is important to recognize how the experience of sexual orientation and gender identity relates to the mental health of those who identify as LGBTQI+. There is strong evidence from recent research […]

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 […]