Pat Songer's first big project at Cascade Medical is to get to know everyone, all 200-plus staff members. The close-knit relationships he finds at critical access hospitals is a big reason he applied for the Chief Operating Officer post at Cascade Medical.

It’s a typical Thursday at Cascade Medical, and Nursing Director DeAnna Griggs is charging ahead, cradling a folder and her coffee mug, to her next appointment - an infection control meeting about a new partnership with University of Washington.

More than 50 women have experienced 3D mammography since its premiere at Cascade Medical in late March.

Come make a difference in Upper Valley healthcare! Join Cascade Medical’s Part-time Resident Advisory Council meeting, 10 a.m. to noon April 13, in the Arleen Blackburn Room. The group meets two Saturdays a year to learn and share ideas about how the hospital can better serve them.

Nearly 80 percent of voters in the Upper Valley supported a levy renewal that will ensure continued emergency medical services for the next six years.

Cascade Medical will ask voters to renew a levy that has supported ambulance service and emergency medical care in the Upper Valley for 30 years. Ballots for the Feb. 12 election will be mailed on Jan. 24.

Upper Valley residents can safely and anonymously dispose of unwanted medications at Cascade Medical, starting later this month.

Signing up for insurance on the Washington Health Benefits Exchange is a confusing process, now more than ever. Cascade Medical is offering free, in-person help for Upper Valley residents.

Cascade Medical Center wants to hear from part-time residents of Leavenworth, Plain, Peshastin and Dryden. Now accepting new members, the part-time resident advisory council meets biannually to share ideas and make recommendations on how the hospital can better serve them.

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, mammograms will be free for local women with high insurance deductibles or no insurance thanks to the community-supported Think Pink program.