News Briefs for Aug. 22, 2019

PeaceHealth opens Camas clinic; 100+ Women Who Care donate to suicide prevention campaign; memorial bricks for sale

PeaceHealth opens primary care clinic in Camas

PeaceHealth Medical Group has opened a primary care, same-day clinic at 315 N.E. 192nd Ave., in Camas.

The clinic, called PeaceHealth Union Station Clinic, will provide primary care services for all ages, including same-day appointments. It also will provide lab services and coordinate X-ray services for patients in need.

According to a news release, PeaceHealth leaders believe the new clinic will help meet a growing need for access to primary care, as the population in East Clark County is projected to grow significantly in the next five years.

“We look forward to our clinic opening and the opportunity to serve the health care needs of the Camas community,” Dr. Christopher Wheelock, vice president and medical director for the PeaceHealth Medical Group-Columbia network, stated in the press release. “We recognize how rapidly the area is growing and we want to ensure the community maintains access to quality, primary care services.”

Clinic hours will be from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday and Sunday. Additionally, it will remain open on most major holidays. Online scheduling is available for new and established patients. Appointments can be made online at peacehealth.org/unionstation.

100+ Women Who Care donates to suicide prevention campaign

Signs of Hope, the Our City Cares suicide prevention campaign, will soon appear across three Southwest Washington school district campuses — in the Camas, Washougal and Evergreen districts — thanks to donations from members of 100+ Women Who Care Clark County.

Members of the 100+ Women Who Care giving circle met Aug. 7, at Grains of Wrath Brewing in downtown Camas to nominate this quarter’s donation recipient. Sheryl Stephens, founder of Our City Cares, nominated the nonprofit. Its purpose statement is to unite communities to combat suicide. Stephens asked for help in expanding the Signs of Hope campaign. The signs feature messages of reassurance, along with the Regional Crisis Line phone number.

Members voted to support Our City Cares with their donations after hearing about two other Clark County nonprofits as part of the nomination process. The other nominees were Knights of Pythias Active Retirement Center and the 2019 Dinner in White, benefitting the Washougal Library Building Fund.

100+ Women Who Care Clark County is a giving circle that meets quarterly. Members who attend are eligible to nominate local nonprofits to be considered for the quarterly donation. Members commit to a $100 donation to the charity voted upon by the members at each meeting.

The group’s next meeting is set for 6 to 7 p.m., Nov. 6, at Grains of Wrath Brewing in Camas. There is an optional social hour before the meeting from 5 to 6 p.m.

Memorial bricks for sale to preserve local history

The deadline to purchase an engraved, memorial brick to be displayed at Parker’s Landing National Historic Site or the adjacent Chinook Plaza near VanVleet Plaza is Sept. 14.

Parker’s Landing was the first American settlement in the state of Washington. David C. Parker traveled by wagon train across the Oregon Trail arriving in 1845. He planted potato seeds purchased from the British Hudson’s Bay Company at Fort Vancouver and built a dock, called Parker’s Ferry (later named Parker’s Landing). Ferries traveling from The Dalles to Portland stop at today’s Parker’s Landing National Historic Site, which is a part of the Camas-Washougal Port and Marina Park.

The tax-deductible, engraved bricks cost $75 each. Each brick has space for up to 18 characters, including spaces between words, on a maximum of two lines.

For more information, email phfbrickorders@gmail.com. Mail orders or donations to Parkersville Heritage Foundation, P.O. Box 567, Camas, WA 98607.

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