EHF Board Chair Matt Layton was featured on the Inlander website this past Wednesday in Lael Henterley's article "Care in Crisis" describing the psychiatrist shortage in Eastern Washington. According to Dr. Layton, "We have patients, they have money, they have insurance. They still can't get care. Our private practitioners are booked three months out."
Part of our work with the Spokane Teaching Health Consortium, a partnership with Washington State University Spokane and Providence Health Care aimed at growing medical residencies by 60% in our region, is expanding psychiatry residencies.