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Christina Thunberg (Orthopedic Surgery)

It seems like every time folks gather around to swap life stories, there’s always one person whose experiences trump them all. Christina Thunberg is such a person. “It was my 17th birthday,” she recalls. “We were at my uncle’s place, and I’d brought a friend with me.” Riding was definitely on the menu – but […]

Healthy Holiday Eating

KVH Contributor*Nicole Norton, MDA, RDN, CDEKVH Diabetes Education The holidays are upon us and many of us are preparing for gatherings with friends and family. Although it can be a joyful time of the year to celebrate, a common worry revolves around overindulging on holiday favorites, and the potential for weight gain and elevated blood […]

Behind the Scenes: The Foundation at KVH

We sat down with Laura Bobovski, Foundation Assistant, and Donna Walker, Foundation Board of Directors, to learn more about the work of the Foundation in supporting Kittitas Valley Healthcare. What’s the purpose of the Foundation? L: We’re a charitable organization that works to support KVH and its role in providing healthcare in the community. How […]

Behind the Scenes: Food & Nutrition Services

We sat down with Certified Diet Aides Diane Kirkham and Stephanie Hummel to learn more about the team that feeds hospital patients, families, staff, and even some community member “regulars” at the KVH Café. As part of the hospital, the café’s open every day of the year. So how does that work? I’m assuming the […]

Let’s talk about vaping

Contributor: Chelsea Newman, PA-C, KVH Family Medicine – Cle Elum The news has recently been inundated with stories of a mysterious illness affecting those who use vaping products. The illness has led to serious lung disease and death in several previously healthy individuals. The CDC and FDA are currently investigating these vaping-linked illnesses and as […]