Lourdes Health Pediatrics has been awarded the 2018 Immunize Washington Gold status by the Washington Health Plan Partnership. The clinic was recognized for vaccinating 86 percent of their toddler patients with all recommended vaccines. This is the fourth year in a row Lourdes Pediatrics has received this award.
Additionally, Lourdes Pediatrics received Silver status for vaccinating 75% of their adolescent patients. These patients were fully immunized with the CDC recommended immunizations of 1 Tdap, 1 MCV, and HPV.
These awards are given by the Washington Health Plan Partnership, the Washington State Department of Health, and the Washington State Immunization Information System. This annual, statewide award recognizes medical practices with high immunization rates on childhood and adolescent vaccines. There are three tiers for award recognition- Gold, Silver & Bronze.
Both Lourdes pediatricians, Dr. Paolo de Vera and Dr. Geraldine Dizon, are dedicated advocates for the importance of maintaining immunizations. “I moved here from the Philippines, where I witnessed firsthand, children dying from complications of illnesses that we can now vaccinate and prevent” said Dr. Paolo de Vera. “Our passion in immunizations stems from the fact that we want our children to grow up with the best chance to become healthy and successful.”
HAPO Community Credit Union and Gesa Credit Union are joining forces and partnering with Second Harvest Food Bank to help feed local children in need. Both Credit Unions will be accepting food and dollar donations at each Tri-Cities location starting July 1st with both matching up to $10,000 in monetary donations each The non-perishable food items will provide nutrition to children in the Tri-City communities. In addition to donations, the HAPO and Gesa teams will also be assembling packs of food to distribute in local schools to children in need.
Teaming up with Second Harvest will allow HAPO and Gesa to contribute funds and food to our community and directly support the mission of Second Harvest, which fights to stop hunger. For every dollar donated, five meals can be made.
“It’s our pleasure to unite with our friends at Gesa to help fight hunger in the Tri-Cities” says Steve Anderson, HAPO President and CEO.
“Over the years Gesa and HAPO have had a positive impact on our communities and our teams are excited to “Partner for a Purpose,” said Don Miller, Gesa President and CEO. “Our teams working together truly shows the credit union philosophy.”
Both Credit Unions have been serving the Tri-Cities community since 1953, and are among some of the state’s largest credit unions.
Forbes ranks HAPO Community Credit Union as the #1 Credit Union in Washington State on its first-ever “America’s Best-In-State Credit Unions” list. Forbes partnered with market research firm Statista to look at the Best-In-State Banks and Credit Unions in the United States.
“Statista surveyed more than 25,000 customers in the U.S. for their opinions on their banking relationships. The banks and credit unions were rated on overall recommendations and satisfaction, as well as five subdimensions (trust, terms and conditions, branch services, digital services and financial advice),” the Forbes article said.
“To be recognized in Forbes is quite something”, said Steve Anderson, HAPO President and CEO. “The 400 people that work at HAPO are amazing. Our focus is not on trying to be the biggest. We focus on how to stay the best choice for banking solutions for people.”
HAPO has a diverse membership of over 150,000 members across Washington and Oregon State.
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