Category Archives: News

Comprehensive Healthcare and Yakima Valley Memorial partner to expand care for substance abuse

Recognizing that 2020 was a record year for opioid-related deaths in Washington and across the U.S., with 2021 set to continue the trend, Comprehensive Healthcare and Yakima Valley Memorial have partnered to bring new cohesive prevention, intervention and treatment efforts to their patients. “It’s no secret the opioid epidemic has ravaged our community and many […]

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 […]

Comprehensive Healthcare Awarded Commerce Grant

The Washington State Department of Commerce (WADOC) recently awarded Comprehensive Healthcare $338,650 to develop Crisis Stabilization services in Klickitat County and improve infrastructures. These funds were awarded through WADOC funds allocated to non-profit organizations working to increase access to behavioral health care in rural communities.  “Through this grant, we will be able to make improvements […]

Computers on Carts Bring Behavioral Health Services to County Emergency Departments and Law Enforcement

Computers on carts are rolling in a new era of telehealth – literally. Over the past several months, Comprehensive Healthcare has partnered with 12 hospitals and county jails to install secure, user-friendly mobile devices that provide immediate access to crisis behavioral health services at sites across Central Washington. “With just two clicks of a mouse, […]

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 […]

Social and Emotional Health in the Family Environment

The family environment can be compared to a complex organism, where every part affects every other part. Each person in the family also has many parts that affect all the other parts. Each person has their own set of personality traits, emotions, thoughts, beliefs, interests, and pet peeves (things we dislike).  In addition, each person […]

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 […]