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Press Briefing  -- PeaceHealth Southwest COVID exposure update - 07/19/21

PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center and Clark County Public Health will host a Zoom videoconference call for news media at 11 a.m. today to provide updated information on a recent COVID exposure at PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center.

Dr. Lawrence Neville, Chief Medical Officer, PeaceHealth Columbia Network, will discuss the recent COVID-19 exposures among patients and caregivers. He will provide updated information about the situation, including actions taken to ensure the protection of patients, caregivers and visitors.

Dr. Alan Melnick, Clark County Health Officer and Public Health Director will discuss the ongoing prevalence of COVID in the community and current county vaccination status.

Catherine Kroll, PeaceHealth System Director of Infection Prevention will discuss next steps in the investigation, additional safety measures being put in place and recommended community guidance.

Press briefing: Monday, July  19, 2021

Time: 11 a.m.

Please email: for the Zoom link.


Debra Carnes    206-669-6559                  Marissa Armstrong  564.397.7307 

PeaceHealth                                                 Clark County Public Health             

About PeaceHealth
PeaceHealth, based in Vancouver, Wash., is a not-for-profit Catholic health system offering care to communities in Washington, Oregon and Alaska. PeaceHealth has approximately 16,000 caregivers, a group practice with more than 900 providers and 10 medical centers serving both urban and rural communities throughout the Northwest. In 1890, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace founded what has become PeaceHealth. The Sisters shared expertise and transferred wisdom from one medical center to another, always finding the best way to serve the unmet need for healthcare in their communities. Today, PeaceHealth is the legacy of the founding Sisters and continues with a spirit of respect, stewardship, collaboration and social justice in fulfilling its Mission. Visit us online at

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