Patricia Guthrie

Health ‘Heroes’ lauded for community service on Island County

Annual award recognizes going ‘beyond the norm’

Tree climbing venture offers canopy views for the intrepid

Canopy climbing venture offers treetop views for the intrepid

WhidbeyHealth consolidates billing offices to Coupeville

Improving customer service the goal of “First Call Resolve”

WhidbeyHealth ‘digs and dives’ for good employees

Healthcare system celebrates its 800-plus staff

Canoe races, Native traditions headline Coupeville festival

This Saturday’s high noon, high tide in Coupeville figures prominently in the Penn Cove Water Festival, an annual one-day celebration of cultural heritage, environmental stewardship,… Continue reading

WhidbeyHealth CEO gets praise, $70,000 bonus

Geri Forbes, CEO for WhidbeyHealth, received high praise and a $70,000 bonus during her annual performance review by the Whidbey Island Public Health District Board… Continue reading

National healthcare changes worry hospital leaders

WhidbeyHealth administrators are stuck in wait and worry mode as the Republican version of national health insurance moves to the U.S. Senate for a vote.… Continue reading

New hospital addition may use 50 percent less energy

New heating system to cut energy use by half

Day of Prayer observed in Coupeville

Under a long gone blue sky and a bright canopy of noonday sun, more than 125 people celebrated the National Day of Prayer Thursday in… Continue reading

Island County prescription program needs booster shot

More residents could be paying less for Rx

Tons of toxic trash targeted in state budget cuts

Program for poisons collected 300,000 pounds last year

South Whidbey Days for Girls kits delivered to Haiti

Former Freeland resident founded global non-profit

WhidbeyHealth names new Coupeville board commissioner

Kurt Blankenship chosen from six candidates

Health Department overflowing with septic applications

Number doubles in five years with Whidbey growth spurt

No home? No job. No job? No home. Homeless caught in catch-22 of rules

Housing Support Center paving the way to permanent shelter

NAS Whidbey Island economic study draws crowds, criticism

An estimated 150 people turned out for a standing-room-only presentation of a report on the “hidden costs” of the Navy on Whidbey Island Wednesday evening… Continue reading

County seeks Community Health Hero nominations

Do you know an exceptional volunteer in the health field? Perhaps they qualify as a Communuty Health Hero, an annual recognition presented by Island County… Continue reading

County approves $121,960 toward homeless help on South and North Whidbey

Oak Harbor homeless shelter to open April 13

State letter sparks question: public health or Navy

The on-going controversy over Navy jet noise unexpectedly punctuated the ending of a recent three-hour Island County Board of Health meeting that had otherwise been… Continue reading