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By Michele Smith
the Times 

CCHS partners with Providence for tele-care services

New service is expected to provide relief for overworked doctors


August 1, 2019

COLUMBIA COUNTY—When they met last week, the Columbia County Health System (CCHS) District Board of Commissioners signed off on medical privileges for physicians associated with Providence St. Mary’s Hospital in Walla Walla, for the purpose of providing telehospitalist services at Dayton General Hospital, during the hours of 7 p.m. - 7 a.m.

CEO Shane McGuire said that adding telehospitalist care at night will give Dayton General Hospital physicians some relief and rest from their duties, during those hours.

“It was becoming overwhelming for them,” he explained.

For instance, McGui...

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