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Year: 2018


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Jim Walton, Tanbara family, Gary Walmer, and family group

Kimi and George Tanbara, MD Humanitarian Award Dinner – A Night to Remember

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

by Josh Krebsbach On Tuesday October 9th we gathered more than 450 guests for an evening of good food, great friends, and inspiration from some of our community leaders. We had a heartwarming evening as we honored James L. Walton with the Kimi and George Tanbara, M.D. Humanitarian Award. The evening was led by our … Read More

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End of Year Gifting – Is it a Different Game this year?

Monday, November 19, 2018

by Rick Oldenburg, CAP® The question asked a lot this year is: “Will the new tax law hurt me in my deductions to charity?” To respond, one must know several things: 1) Did your Itemized deductions beat the Standard Deduction in past years? 2) Why do you give to charity in the first place? The … Read More

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Community Health Care launches Pharmacy Residency

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

by Josh Krebsbach The road to a better healthcare system starts with having well-trained providers. This requires ensuring that healthcare professionals know how to provide great care and that they understand how to reduce barriers and provide compassionate service. The community doesn’t need to wait for a better future; Community Health Care is working toward … Read More


CHC Launches new Endowment

Friday, September 14, 2018

Community Health Care Launches the Kimi & George Tanbara, MD Endowment Fund for Patient Care – September 2018 – by Rick Oldenburg, CAP Dr. George Tanbara and his wife Kimi were remarkably loving and generous individuals. Their concern for community, and willingness to support healthcare for the poorer members of our society, is legendary. Dr. … Read More

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Jim Walton, 2018 Honoree of the Kimi and George Tanbara, MD Humanitarian Award

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Congratulations to Jim Walton, the newest recipient of the Kimi and George Tanbara, MD Humanitarian Award. This award, while not given yearly, is presented to those members of our community who have left a profound impact on Community Health Care and Pierce County. Jim Walton is one of Community Health Care’s six founders and has … Read More

New Investments to Strengthen Community Health Centers

Friday, August 17, 2018

  U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell Senators Murray, Cantwell Announce Significant New Investments to Strengthen Community Health Centers Washington August 15, 2018 Contacts:  Kerry Arndt (Murray) (202) 224-2834 | Bryan Watt (Cantwell) (202) 224-8277 Senators Murray, Cantwell Announce Significant New Investments to Strengthen Community Health Centers Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) awarded more than $3.8 … Read More

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Spotlight: Ryan White Program

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Located on the third floor of the Hilltop Clinic, Community Health Care’s Ryan White Program provides holistic health care for persons living with HIV (PLWH) in Pierce County. The Program is funded under the Ryan White CARE Act which improves access to HIV-related services for low-income, uninsured, or under-insured clients living with HIV. The Ryan White team works tirelessly to ensure … Read More

Relay for Life

Monday, June 18, 2018

Our Community Health Care team participated in the Relay for Life event on Friday, June 15th and Saturday, June 16th  at Franklin Pierce High School. Community Health Care staff engage in Relay for Life each year. Our team has cancer survivors, friends, and those touched by the need to support the work being done by countless institutions to … Read More

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Jaci’s Story

Monday, May 14, 2018

Support Patients like Jaci — A Life in Care Health conditions can hold anyone back from having the life they want to live. Whether it is pain, discomfort, or a disability, anything that causes challenges in your day-to-day can make it hard to make the most of your time at work and with your family. … Read More

From Patient to our Board of Directors

Friday, February 2, 2018

Community Health Care (CHC) is a Federally Qualified Health Center. This means that we are federally funded so we can provide high quality, accessible care. The Board of Directors at Community Health Care is comprised of 51% patients and 49% community representatives, which is a requirement of being a Federally Qualified Health Center. We are … Read More