COHE Community of Eastern Washington Opens Wenatchee Office
March 31, 2016
Spokane, WA- The Center of Occupational Health & Education (COHE) Community of Eastern Washington, a public-private partnership between St. Luke's Rehabilitation Institute and Washington State Department of Labor and Industries (L&I), opened a permanent office in Wenatchee to serve health care providers, employers and workers in Chelan, Douglas and Okanogan counties.
Formerly located at 519 Grant Road, the new COHE location is now at:
330 King Street, Suite 4
Wenatchee, WA 98801
Phone: (509) 886-6550
"Our health service coordinators have been working to streamline workers' compensation processes in north central Washington since 2005, with a Wenatchee office location since 2011, and now have a long-term location with additional staff to help get injured workers back to work safely and quickly," said Ben Doornink, program director for COHE Community of Eastern Washington.
The new location houses two employees to help serve the 369 providers and more than 6,000 workers injured annually in north central Washington. Pete Phillips has served as a health services coordinator since 2011 and, in March 2016, COHE's Wenatchee office welcomed Carmen Rivera as an additional health services coordinator.
Rivera previously worked for L&I as a bilingual customer service specialist in East Wenatchee. Both employees work directly with injured workers, employers, health care providers and others to coordinate care and return-to-work activities for injured workers.
This is the fourth office location for COHE Community of Eastern Washington with offices also in Yakima, Tri-Cities and Spokane.
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COHE Community of Eastern Washington is dedicated to providing training and organizational support to medical providers to increase use of best practices in treating injured workers in 19 counties. A 2011 study found that injured workers treated by COHE-affiliated health care providers are away from work for 20 percent fewer days than other injured workers. COHE care also reduces disability and medical costs by $510 per claim during the first year. COHE Community of Eastern Washington has offices in Spokane, Tri-Cities, Yakima and Wenatchee and is a program of St. Luke's Rehabilitation Institute.