Piloted earlier this spring by Dr. David Harris, Dr. Joe Mattern, Dr. Molly Parker, and Sarah Irick, ARNP, the new VegRx program has grown to involve all Jefferson Healthcare providers of annual Well Child check-ups throughout East Jefferson County, Through a monthly credit for vegetables, fruit, and plants at our farmers markets this summer and at The Food Co-op in winter, VegRx helps to supply more fresh food for families in need. Jefferson County Farmers Markets provide full details here.
Jefferson Healthcare to open first dental rural health clinic in Washington May 20, 2018
Beginning in 2019, East Jefferson County adults and children insured by Apple Health/Medicaid will have increased access to dental care right here at home. The first of its kind in Washington State, the 6-chair dental rural health clinic will provide cleanings, cavity treatment, and other essential services at the Olympic Medical Office building across from our main hospital in Port Townsend. Jefferson Healthcare's Amy Yaley, Director of Marketing and Communication, described the project for the Peninsula Daily News.
2018 Patient Safety Excellence Award May 8, 2018
Jefferson Healthcare is the only hospital in Washington State to receive the 2018 Patient Safety Excellence Award™ from Healthgrades, the leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals. Recognizing superior performance in the prevention of complications for patients during hospital stays, this distinction places Jefferson Healthcare among the top 10 percent of all short-term acute care hospitals reporting patient safety data. The award will be accepted on May 24 by Chief Patient Care Officer Brandie Manuel and Chief Medical Officer Dr. Joe Mattern, on behalf of all providers and staff who make safety and quality Jefferson Healthcare's highest priority.
Partners in fresh food pilot program May 2, 2018
Jefferson Healthcare providers Dr. David Harris, Dr. Joe Mattern, Dr. Molly Parker, and Sarah Irick, ARNP are now prescribing fresh fruit and vegetables in partnership with Jefferson County Farmers Market, the Port Townsend Food Co-op, and 5210Jefferson. In this initial pilot phase, the VegRx program helps to address food insecurity for select patients through a monthly credit for vegetables, fruit, and plants at the Port Townsend or Chimacum markets, and at the Co-op during the winter. Though space in the program is limited at this time, VegRx partners hope to serve more individuals in 2019. Visit the Jefferson County Farmers Market website for more information or to make a donation toward VegRx,
Jefferson Healthcare clinics offer vaccinations in time for kindergarten registration April 25, 2018
As registration for Fall 2018 kindergarten begins now, Jefferson Healthcare clinics are providing the vaccinations required to attend public schools in Washington state. The vaccines are free, and insurance, including Apple Health/Medicaid, is accepted for the office visit. Families without insurance and who cannot afford the fee can ask for it to be waived. Additionally, Jefferson County's Public Health Department offers immunization clinics every Tuesday and Thursday afternoon, where no appointment is necessary. For more information, including where to call for an appointment, click here.
Chimacum Elemenatary School students support cancer care March 28, 2018
Third-graders at Chimacum Elementary School, taught by Michelle Moseley, elected to donate their cash prize from the 2017 Port Townsend Paper Company Kraft Christmas Tree Contest to support cancer services at Jefferson Healthcare. Their donation has since been matched 3-to-1 by individual and corporate contributions. For their kind generosity and thoughtful decision-making process, the students were recognized by the school district's Board of Education at their meeting on March 28, 2018. Click here to match the support of these compassionate kids.
Jefferson Healthcare: Access to care expanding with more providers February 28, 2018
Express Clinic now open at Jefferson Healthcare February 5, 2018
The new Express Clinic, open daily from 10 am to 8 pm for the treatment of non-emergency, minor illnesses, injuries, infections and allergies, is part of the overall plan for Jefferson Healthcare to meet growing medical demands. Visit the Express Clinic web page for details.
Annual Well Hearts Luncheon February 2, 2018
Jefferson Healthcare Foundation's 3rd Annual Well Hearts Luncheon continued to celebrate the American Heart Association's National Wear Red Day, to raise awareness and support for ending heart disease and stroke in women.
Our Foundation is committed to providing education and awareness about cardiovascular health for our community. Special thanks to our 2018 keynote speaker, Jackie Levin, RN, Holistic Nurse and Coach, as well as featured professionals Karen Forbes, MD, Cardiac and Pulmonary Medical Director, and Ann Hoffman, DO, Women's Clinic Medical Director, for encouraging all our guests to live well from the heart!
Sponsors and guests of this annual event help Jefferson Healthcare Foundation provide funding to enhance and expand local cardiac services at Jefferson Healthcare, while enjoying a heart healthy meal prepared by Chef Arran Stark.