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COVID Chronicles: A view inside of the COVID Clinic

Welcome to the COVID Chronicles. These are the behind the scenes stories from Kittitas Valley Healthcare staff at various points in time during the COVID-19 pandemic. When Toni Clayton accepted her new position in the Quality Department in April 2020 as the Clinic Quality Service Coordinator, she was excited for a new challenge and workload. […]

COVID, Kids, and Vaccination

KVH Contributor: Dr. John Merrill-Steskal As the Coronavirus pandemic spreads across the United States and our world, I worry about friends, family, and my community in general. The virus has the potential to be truly devastating, with the potential to cause thousands of deaths, especially among the elderly. Fortunately there is a ray of good […]

How to talk to kids about Coronavirus

Contributor: Dr. Elise Herman, KVH Pediatrics Yes, it’s everywhere, and on everyone’s mind – and that may include your child. Kids hear about Coronavirus (COVID-19) on the news, from their friends and in adults’ conversations, and may be confused or feel anxious. As parents, we want to reassure our kids while giving them age-appropriate and […]

KVH Board Represents the Community

Four years ago, I was elected to serve on the Board of Commissioners for Hospital District 1. As KVH’s governing body, the Board sets the organization’s strategic direction, ensures that it offers high-quality services, and maintains its financial viability. As President of the Board, part of my job is to make people aware of what […]