Washington Healthplanfinder Sign-Ups Jump Past 230,000, Shatter Last Year’s Record Pace

The Washington Health Benefit Exchange today announced that more than 230,000 customers selected health plans through Washington Healthplanfinder by the Dec. 15 deadline for coverage that begins on Jan. 1. Customers who have not yet applied for coverage still have until Jan. 15 to sign up for health and dental plans that begin on Feb. 1. The 230,000 plan selections represent…

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Surplus Vehicles Awarded to Area Agencies

Intercity Transit has selected seven organizations to receive retired vans through a competitive application and review process. The organizations will provide vital transportation services to their clients. Intercity Transit Authority Chair Debbie Sullivan said, “Our surplus Van Grant program extends our mission at Intercity Transit to help Thurston County residents with their transportation needs. Giving…

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Olympia Behavioral Health LLC to Establish an 85-Bed Psychiatric Hospital in Lacey, WA

On Monday, Dec. 11, Olympia Behavioral Health LLC (OBH), US HealthVest (USHV) and the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) signed a three-party settlement agreement to address the need for inpatient psychiatric beds in Thurston County and the surrounding area. OBH is a joint venture between Providence St. Peter Hospital and Fairfax Behavioral Health, a…

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Saint Martin’s College of Education and Counseling Psychology Awarded State Grant to Address Diversity, Equity and Access Within Education Programs

Saint Martin’s College of Education and Counseling Psychology (CECP) has been awarded a two-year grant, totaling $20,000, from the State of Washington Professional Educators Standards Board’s (PESB) Pilot to Policy Grant: Advancing Systemic Equity program. The grant is intended to be used by educator preparation programs to increase equity and recruit and retain diverse students,…

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