Center of Occupational Health and Education (COHE) Opens Satellite Office in East Wenatchee
January 9, 2012
The Eastern Washington Center of Occupational Health & Education (COHE), sponsored by St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute in collaboration with Labor and Industries, has opened a new office in East Wenatchee to better serve communities in Chelan, Douglas and Okanogan Counties. COHE’s office is located in the East Wenatchee Regional Office of the Department of Labor & Industries:
COHE- East Wenatchee
519 Grant Rd.
East Wenatchee, Washington 98802
Phone: (509) 886-6550
This is in addition to the COHE Spokane and Yakima offices.
Health care providers in Chelan-Douglas-Okanogan Counties see over 5,000 state fund Labor & Industries claims annually, 75% of which are seen by COHE health providers. Due to the agricultural and manufacturing industries in the region, there has been need for more focused resources from Health Service Coordinators. Having an office in East Wenatchee will allow increased customer service response including face-to-face interaction, which was not previously available on a regular basis.
Pete Phillips, Health Service Coordinator for COHE will be located at the East Wenatchee office. Phillips will increase communication and cooperation between regional office staff and COHE’s health service coordinators. Phillips will also provide coordination services to providers, employers, and injured workers throughout Chelan, Douglas and Okanogan Counties.
Dr. Daniel Hansen, Program Director of the Eastern WA COHE said, “The COHE has enjoyed a good affinity with our North Central Washington customers and Pete’s presence as health services coordinator will magnify that.”
The North Central Tri-County area currently has over 200 participating COHE providers including six hospital ERs. Additionally, over 200 employers and several labor unions currently participate in COHE.
For more information about the Eastern Washington COHE, visit www.gocohe.com.