YNHS in the News

December 22, 2014 - Yakima Herald-Republic
On the longest night of the year, homeless adovocates on Sunday read one of the shortest lists yet of the homeless people who died in Yakima County during the previous year.
Read more...

October 21, 2013 - Sunnyside Daily Sun News
Some 45 individuals and families signed up for coverage under the new federal health care law Sunday when experts in a mobile unit rolled into Yakima to help guide people through the system...
Read more...
 

October 5, 2013 - Sunnyside Daily Sun News
Despite some technical difficulties, the Washington State Health Benefit Exchange has gone live and people who have no health insurance will have the opportunity to sift through competing plans on-line, over the phone...
Read more...
 
October 4, 2013 - Yakima Herald Republic
Hand-in-hand with fall weather comes the advent of flu season, and with it the single-minded mantra of health care providers: Get vaccinated. Last year’s flu season was “significant,” said Marianne Patnode, head of communicable...
Read more...
 
October 2, 2013 - Yakima Herald Republic
Locally, the community health care organizations most heavily invested in getting the word out about health care reform were undeterred by the state exchange’s technical problems, and continued to collect contact information...
Read more...
 
October 1, 2013 - KAPP TV News
Alberta Vasquez listens intently to a health plan advisor this morning. Vasquez, a single mother of three, is looking for information on how she can afford insurance coverage for herself. "My kids are covered and...
Read more...
 
October 1, 2013 - KNDO/KNDU News
Monday was a busy day for sign ups in the Yakima Valley as several organizations worked to connect thousands of people with quality health coverage. Health providers said there's more than 76,000 people uninsured...
Read more...
 
September 30, 2013 - Yakima Herald Republic
Meet Mark Cheatom. Cheatom, 42, is a full-time student, going back to school for nursing after working as a medical assistant. He has four kids, three of whom live at home. His wife works full time at...
Read more...
 
September 18, 2013 - Yakima Herald Republic
When a young woman stopped by the Yakima Neighborhood Health Services booth at Sunday’s Yakima Farmers’ Market, Lori Haney got right to the point. “Hi, do you have health coverage?” Health outreach workers...
Read more...
 
August 15, 2013 - KNDO/KNDU News
Yakima Neighborhood Health celebrated National Health Center Week with a festival in their parking lot today. They set up several booths showcasing the different services they provide. Neighborhood Health is...
Read more...
 
August 15, 2013 - KAPP News
Hundreds of people in Yakima stop by Yakima Neighborhood Health to learn about local health care centers. It's part of the organizaion's celebration of National Health Center Week ...
Read more...
 
August 12, 2013 - Yakima Herald Republic, Yakima, WA
YAKIMA, Wash. — As providers nationwide gear up for health care reform, Yakima Valley medical facilities are building on a trend several years in the making: aligning schedules and services to give patients ...
Read more...
 
July 15, 2013 - Washington Low Income Alliance blog
On July 5, 2013 members of the Homeless Network of Yakima County were notified by the City of Yakima Code Enforcement that the Senator Cascade Apartments would be closed on Tuesday, July 9, 2013 due...
Read more...
 
July 1, 2013 - Yakima Herald Republic, Yakima, WA
“What are some things that worry you about your baby?” “What’s something you enjoy with your baby?” “When you speak to your baby, does she look at you and smile?” Nurse Ana Laura Castilla went....
Read more...
 
June 29, 2013 - Yakima Herald Republic, Yakima, WA
Yakima’s old Greyhound station downtown is slowly turning into more than an empty bus terminal. Yakima Neighborhood Health Services, which is leasing the building with the option to buy, has donated space....
Read more...
 
June 26, 2013 - KNDO/KNDU News, Yakima, WA
The March of Dimes is granting $10,000 to a collaborative partnership between several Yakima Valley health organizations. The Yakima Indian Health Center, Yakama Nation WIC, Yakama Reservation Wellness Coalition, Yakima Neighborhood Health, Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital, Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic....
Read more...
 
June 6, 2013 - Yakima Herald Republic, Yakima, WA
This fall, Washington state will go live with its new Healthplanfinder website, designed to allow people without health insurance to search for and purchase affordable coverage plans as part of health care....
Read more...
 
June 5, 2013 - KNDO/KNDU News, Olympia, WA
The Washington Health Benefit Exchange has announced the ten organizations that will lead the state's online health insurance marketplace. The different groups will head the ...
Read more...
 
May 20, 2013 - Yakima Herald Republic, Yakima, WA
Come October, an estimated 55,000 people in Yakima County will be eligible to start enrolling in expanded Medicaid and the state Health Benefits Exchange under federal health care reform. That means thousands...
Read more...
 
May 11, 2013 - Yakima Herald Republic, Yakima, WA
Local health care providers are teaming up with the Northwest Health Law Advocates next week for a forum to update community members on the status of the Affordable Care Act and how it will affect...
Read more...
 
March 21, 2013 - Yakima Herald Republic, Yakima, WA
Poverty, poor choices and not enough doctors. That sums up why Yakima County struggles so much to improve its health, said Dr. Mike Maples, responding to Wednesday’s release of a national report that gave the county low grades...
Read more...
 
March 17, 2013 - Yakima Herald Republic, Yakima, WA
In October, Manuel Correa underwent double hip replacement surgery.His doctor sent him to a facility out of town to recuperate for three weeks, and then he was back in Yakima, living at the Union...
Read more...
 
May 30, 2012 - Press release from the National Association of Community Health Centers
Last week, more than 120 representatives of Community Health Centers and State Primary Care Associations were invited to attend a meeting at the White House with members of the Obama...
Read more...
 
May 4, 2012 - Daily Sun News, Sunnyside, WA
The Neighborhood Health Services clinic in Sunnyside learned Tuesday, May 1, that it has received a federal grand for $4.7 million that will pay for an expansion of its facilities...
Read more...
 
May 2, 2012 - Yakima Hearald Republic, Yakima, WA
Community health centers in eight cities around the state have received more than $19 million in grants from the federal Department of Health and Human Services...
Read more...
 
Healing Hands - publication of the National Health Care for the Homeless Council
There is a growing consensus that the US primary care system must be redesigned in fundamental ways to improve health and the patient experience while lowering costs...
Read more...
 
November 29, 2011 - Yakima Herald Republic, Yakima, WA
About 100 people symbolically crowded into local hospital emergency rooms Tuesday, hoping to point out that cuts to community health clinics would unfairly send...
Read more...
 
July 15, 2011 - Yakima Valley Business Journal
Yakima Neighborhood Health Services (YNHS) has been awarded recognition by the National Committee for Quality Assurance for Physician Practice Connections...
Read more...
 
June 27, 2011 - Yakima Herald Republic
The first time Anita Monoian saw the Yakima Neighborhood Health Services clinic in 1979, she considered turning around and driving away. The clinic, which serves...
Read more...
 
June 2011 - Hospital and Health Networks Magazine
For 34 years, Anita Monoian has worked to bring primary and preventive health care to the people of the Yakima Valley in central Washington. Over those years...
Read more...