Expanding access to specialty care

first_imgSandra Cruz knew something wasn’t right, but she never suspected cancer.The 36-year-old Vancouver woman went to Sea Mar Community Health Center after several days of diarrhea. Cruz — a single mom working to support herself and her 11-year-old son — didn’t have health insurance, so she paid for the doctor’s appointment out of pocket.When doctors referred her for an ultrasound, then a colonoscopy, Cruz set up payment plans to ease the financial burden. But when the tests revealed she had colon cancer, Cruz knew she couldn’t afford to pay for her medical care anymore.That’s when Project Access stepped in.Project Access is a program started in 2007 at the Free Clinic of Southwest Washington that connects low-income, uninsured Clark County residents with a coordinated system of specialty care and oral health services. In 2012, the program facilitated more than $5.8 million worth of care.The services are donated by local providers, clinics and hospitals; grant money helps cover the administrative costs of the program. As of June, 272 specialty physicians and 21 dentists in Clark County were participating in the program.“There wouldn’t be a Project Access if there wasn’t the support of the community,” said Kim Wolfe, Project Access program manager.Patients are referred to the program by providers at the free clinic or other safety net clinics, such as Sea Mar, Battle Ground Healthcare and New Heights Clinic. From July 2015 to June 2016, providers referred 855 patients to the program.last_img read more

Sheriff Its hard to hide swan statue stolen by naked man

first_imgLAKELAND, Fla. (AP) — Surveillance video shows a naked man driving away from a Florida storage center in a stolen pickup truck loaded with a large, black and white checkered swan.Now deputies are looking for the swan was stolen last weekend. In a Facebook posting Thursday, Polk County Sheriff’s officials said they know “it’s got to be hard to hide one of these,” adding, “Someone has seen it.”Investigators say they’ve found the truck that was reported stolen in a nearby county, but they still don’t know why the man was naked as he apparently tried to break into Lakeland Cold Storage.The video shows the man holding a white bucket in front of his body as he tries to open doors at the storage center in Lakeland, which is between Orlando and Tampa.last_img

Lose a photo album Vancouver Police might have it

first_imgLast week, Vancouver police retrieved a suitcase stashed in some bushes near Roosevelt Elementary School on Falk Road in central Vancouver. School staff noticed the unusual item lurking in the foliage and notified the police Thursday.The suitcase held several items, but the item of note was a photo album containing images from the 1940s through the 1970s. The photos are marked with several names, including Pitts, Peterson and Rabenstein, but police have not been able to find the owner.The album cover features a map of Japan.If you’re missing a photo album and recognize these images, contact the VPD evidence unit at 360-487-7404.last_img

Hearing on moving day center for homeless draws crowd

first_imgDozens of people attended Tuesday’s heated public hearing on the potential relocation of Vancouver’s day center for homeless people. Many residents, business owners and property owners oppose the idea while others, including service providers and formerly homeless people, support it.The city looks to purchase the 26,578-square-foot former state Fish and Wildlife building in central Vancouver for $4.3 million and use part of it for laundry facilities, storage, showers, restrooms and other services.“We’re really looking at this location to solve a problem,” said Peggy Sheehan, the city’s community development program manager.She was among a group of proponents that presented arguments for why Hearing Examiner Sharon Rice should approve the project.Rice presides over city land use hearings and will decide whether the city can relocate the day center to 2018 Grand Blvd. Rice is an attorney, not a city employee, and is seen as an impartial decision-maker. After her decision, which she has until Jan. 4 to make, the Vancouver City Council will then decide whether to purchase the property.Andy Silver, executive director of Council for the Homeless, spoke about why 2018 Grand Blvd. should become an “access point” for services, which he said would decrease homelessness — not increase homelessness and problems in the neighborhood. He said the ZIP code that it’s located in, 98661, already has the second-highest concentration of homelessness after 98660.Many people testifying at Tuesday’s hearing oppose the proposed day center.Richard Baranzano, who owns Fourth Plain Plaza shopping center, said the entire hearing was prejudiced because the city is already setting aside money to purchase the site. He added that the city’s findings disregard single-family homes near the building, as well as GATE, a program for young adults with development disabilities that’s located nearby.last_img read more

Brown backs Sanchez to deliver

first_imgFormer Manchester United defender Wes Brown says Alexis Sanchez is not a flop while also backing Marcus Rashford to prove a point this season.The former treble winner insists Sanchez would become a huge player for the club but also backs Martial and Rashford to challenge him for a place in the team.Sanchez joined Manchester United from Arsenal in January but has struggled to replicate his form at previous clubs, with just three goals in 18 appearances causing fans and pundits alike to blame Jose Mourinho’s system.“I don’t think it’s not working,” Brown said, as quoted by Goal.”“We all have faith in him, he was a fantastic player at Arsenal, he got bought in January.”“It takes a while to settle in and after one game I don’t think you can really say that. But you know he’s a fantastic talent and I’m sure he’ll be getting better all the time.”Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedSolskjaer praises Harry Maguire after Man United’s 1-0 win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Ole Gunnar Solskjaer singled out Harry Maguire for praise after helping Manchester United keep a clean sheet in their 1-0 win over Leicester City.Sanchez’s arrival at Old Trafford has seen reduced playing time for Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford but Brown believes both players can challenge the Chile international for a place in the team.“I like Martial, I really do. I know he didn’t get much game time last season but he’s a player that if I was playing against he’s just a pure threat with his speed.”“He’s a player that United have who definitely can change a game and hopefully he can get in the team.”“Players will be fighting for positions and in that area there’s a good battle going on. They’ve got fantastic players.”Brown added: “I like Rashford, complete threat I would call it. I’d hate to play against him.“I think he’s going to get better every year now, same with [Jesse] Lingard.”last_img read more

OFFICIAL Russian club Ufa granted UK visas

first_imgAfter many rumors saying the Russian Premier League side would not be able to play against Rangers, the club announced they have UK visas nowRussian club FC Ufa wants to play for the first time in the UEFA Europa League.But after many rumors of problems with United Kingdom visas, the team officially announced there’s no problem.According to STV, the squad will travel to Glasgow for the match against Scottish Premier League side Rangers.Rangers is still behind Celtic: John Hartson Manuel R. Medina – September 3, 2019 According to the former Celtic player, there’s still a massive gap between his ex-club and Rangers in the Scottish Premier League.After being beaten 3-0 by Dinamo Moscú on Monday, the team will travel on Wednesday to Glasglow, to play Rangers on Thursday.Футболисты «Уфы» получили британские визы и уже завтра отправятся в Глазго pic.twitter.com/iPM7uDT4sM— ФК УФА (@UfaFc) August 21, 2018last_img read more

Milner opens up on the key to Liverpools form

first_imgLiverpool’s ability to focus on games as they come has been their biggest strength this campaign according to James Milner.Klopp’s men are the only unbeaten side in the Premier League after 17 rounds of matches and could further strengthen their grip at the stop when they face Wolverhampton Wanderers on Friday night.The messages continually coming from the dressing room according to Milner state that the players are not looking any further ahead than their next game.“A big strength of this group is how we’ve improved over the last few years but also how we stay in the present and focus on each game,” the midfielder disclosed to the club’s media.Top 5 Premier League players to watch for next weekend Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 11, 2019 With the international activity cooling down for the next month, we go back to the Premier League’s Top 5 players to watch this weekend.After…“We know how good the teams are in the Premier League and how tough it is to win every game.“[The title] is a special achievement and one we’re obviously hoping to get to but it’s a long way to go and we’re coming up against a lot of good teams.“As a group, we just want to concentrate on playing as well as we can and keep on improving.”last_img read more

Coleman on how hard work can improve Evertons fortunes

first_imgEverton defender Seamus Coleman believes he and his teammates need to work harder to improve the club’s fortunes this season.The Toffees have been inconsistent all season, and currently in 11th position in the Premier League after their 2-1 loss to Southampton on Saturday.“There is no magic potion – we just need to work hard and keep battling,” said Coleman, according to the club’s official website.“Hopefully with wins the confidence will come but at the minute we are not winning enough, we are not getting back-to-back wins, which always breeds confidence.”“The past six or seven weeks… we’ve won a game, performed well and looked forward to the next game, but it hasn’t gone quite so well. You don’t want to keep saying we had new players coming in and are trying to organise that… as a whole we need to be better, we need to stand up and be counted.”Premier LeaguePremier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…“Seventh is up for grabs and there will be a lot of teams fighting for that position. We can only look at ourselves and that starts with going on the training ground on Monday and preparing the best we can and having a great attitude like all professional footballers should.”“The only way you can do it is on the pitch and be proud to play for your club. At the minute, we all need to do better.”Speaking about Everton’s FA Cup tie against Millwall, Coleman said: “I’ve never played there and I hear it’s a great atmosphere. We are looking forward to the game and hopefully we can win it and advance in the Cup.”“Silverware is massive for this club and I want to win the Cup. That would be a great achievement and give the fans something to celebrate.”last_img read more

Smalling teases Solskjaers nasty side at Man United

first_imgDefender Chris Smalling has revealed that even Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is not afraid to hand out the “hairdryer treatment” at Manchester United when things go wrong.Since replacing Jose Mourinho in December, Solskjaer has won 10 of his opening 12 games in charge and lost just one as caretaker manager.This marks quite a turnaround for United, who are now in fourth-place in Premier League despite being 11 points adrift when Solskjaer first arrived.The Norwegian has also received plaudits for the way he’s lifted team morale at Old Trafford with players like Paul Pogba and Marcus Rashford seemingly much happier than they were under Mourinho.Despite enjoying things under Solskjaer himself, however, Smalling admits that the former Red Devils striker ain’t afraid of coming down hard on the players if they don’t perform.“I think he has got that sort of nasty side,” Smalling told MUTV. Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedLiverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.“I think every manager has that, the so-called hairdryer treatment when things need a little turnaround. A manager has to have all different sides covered. He’s a joy to play under and he’s great.”United will face Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Monday in a fifth-round FA Cup tie to continue their pursuit in handing Solskjaer a third FA Cup title and a first as a manager.“This year, we’re making sure we get a trophy and, on Monday, we’ll be going all for it,” said Smalling.“The record at Chelsea, you’re right, we’ve not had too many good results there but I thought, earlier in the season, we were so close to winning until the last dying seconds. In general, we played quite well there, so let’s kick on and improve on that performance.“The fact it’s Monday night as well means it’s got the whole world watching. They’ll be looking to improve on last weekend’s result [at Manchester City], as we will [after PSG], so it’s a big game all around.”MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – NOVEMBER 26: Chris Smalling of Manchester United looks on during a Manchester United Training session at Aon Training Complex on November 26, 2018 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Nathan Stirk/Getty Images)last_img read more