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July 17, 1997
Vol. 22 No. 15
of dance group
Charles Tailfeathers, Jr.
is currently in Florida
with the Dancers of the
Seventh Feather dance
group. They will return
Fourth a success
The fun activities on a
sizzling Fourth of July
kept local community
Annual camp held
4-H Culture Camp was
held at Peter's Pasture
July 7 to 11 and 14 to
Sahaptin, Kiksht and
Paiute language lessons
6 and 7
to be held in Wallowa
The popular Eastern
Oregon powwow will be
held this weekend.
Words of praise build
Be sure to use kind and
encouraging words when
speaking to your
Chemawa readies for
new school year
Chemawa Indian School
Is already gearing up for
the 1997-1998 school
On Patrol returns with .
the latest news in
Juniper Hills site of '
Madras hosted the .
District 5 girls' softball
Deadline for the next
Spilyay Tymoo is
July 25, 1997
Tribal Managed Care Program takes action.
Hospital business shifted
Working with the Warm Springs
Service Unit Director Russ Alger
and with the Indian Health Service
physicians, the tribal Managed Care
Program has started moving sched
uled operations, diagnostic tests and
all elective procedures and examina
tions to Central Oregon District
Hospital in Redmond or to St. Charles
Medical Center in Bend. This be
came effective July I, 1997.
Garland Brunoe, general manager
for the tribal Comp. and Benefits
Managed Care Program, updated
Tribal Council members on June 16
regarding the reasons for this move.
"It was not a decision made
lightly," stated Brunoe. After work
ing with Mt. View Hospital execu
tive director Ron Barnes and some of
the hospital board members for over
a year-and-a-half, it was clear that
the Managed Care Program needed
to change patient care to other area
hospitals. The primary reason for this
decision, Brunoe stated, "was the
inability for both parties to arrive at
an understanding and agreement of
what quality service at a fair price
In time, Managed Care Program
hopes this issue will be resolved. For
now, however, members of the com
munity of Warm Springs who are
eligible for Managed Care Program
will be directed to Central Oregon
District Hospital or to St. Charles
As clients enter the Warm Springs
Health and Wellness Center, they
will see signs informing them that
1998 timber sales topic of
upcoming District meetings
Public meetings have been sched
uled to discuss two timber sales be
ing proposed for 1 998. The proposed
sales, called Lemiti-98 and Schoolie
98, will target 60 million board feet
of timber for harvest.
The Seekseequa District meeting
is set for Wednesday, July 23 at the
Agency Longhouse. It will be fol
lowed by a meeting for Simnasho
District members July 30 at the
Simnasho Longhouse. The Agency
District meeting at Agency
Longhouse will be held Thursday,
All of the meetings have been
broken into two sessions. The first
session will begin at 1 p.m. and the
second at 6 p.m. Refreshments will
Sales being proposed for 1998 are
Comprehensive Plan Community Meeting
Tuesday, August 12 10a.m. to 10 p.m.
Get involved and help develop the vision!
Health & Wellness
The Warm Springs Health and
Wellness Center is implementing a
new system to decrease waiting time.
Waiting time is- a problem that
happens in a lot of doctor's offices
across the nation, including Warm
Springs. Being sick is no fun,
especially if you have to sit for a long
time to see a doctor. The clinic staff
has been working on a way to reduce
the waiting time with a "Same Day
Appointment" system. Same day
appointments is a term we have been
using at the clinic for the last five (5)
months. A lot of people didn't know
what we were talking about because
the process was in a trial period.
Basically, it is the same as the old
"walk in" clinic, except now you are
given an appointment for that day by
a nurse. This new process is designed
to create a smoother flow of the clinic
and to "give back" your time. The
reason for giving appointment times
is that very often, up to twenty (20)
people would come to the clinic first
thing in the morning or right after
lunch, hoping to be seen by a doctor
right away. This was on a first come
first serve basis, but now a person is
they have a choice of which hospital
to use. Admitting privileges have been
made available at COD1 1 for the IHS
physicians. However, Dr. Tom
Crcclman, Clinical Director for the
Warm Springs Health and Wellness
Center, has decided not to exercise
those privileges for now. Dr.
Crcclman would like to build some
relationships with the Redmond-area
doctors first and move with caution
to make sure the IHS doctors can
provide the necessary health care for
both Mt. View Hospital and CODH
for Warm Springs patients. For the
time being, if a patient desires to have
an IHS doctor be their primary care
giver while in the hospital, they will
have to select Mt. View Hospital. If
the patient selects CODH or St.
Charles, their IHS physician will ar
range for another doctor to care for
them while they are hospitalized.
In emergency situations which
require an ambulance, the law re
quires that patients be taken to the
nearest appropriate medical facility.
For Warm Springs, this is usually Mt..
View Hospital. This will continue to
be the practice.
In the future, Managed Care Pro
gram plans to move obstetrical (OB)
care to the other area hospitals as
well. Before implementing this plan
however, Managed Care will work
closely with the IHS doctors and Ser
vice Unit Director of the Warm
Springs Health and Wellness Center.
If you have any questions, please
call Garland Brunoe at 553-341 1 or""
Mike Marcotte at 553-4948.
located in the Beaver, Badger and
Upper Warm Springs forest plan
ning units. Cutting methods will in
clude shelterwood, seed tree and
commercial thin prescriptions.
The meetings are co-hosted by
the Timber Committee and Project
Inter-Disciplinary Team. Staff
members involved with the projects
will be in attendance to explain the
proposals and answer questions about
forest health, water, fish, wildlife,
cultural resources, roads, soil and
other topics related to the sales.
Comments received during pub
lic meetings are used in formulating
management strategies for the sales.
The strategies will be compiled into
alternatives and presented in a project
assessment later this year for com
mittee and public review.
Center improves "walk-in" patient flow
given an appointment when they will
' be seen.
How do I access the same
day appointment system?
When a person comes to the clinic
for care, they are seen by a nurse who
has been trained to evaluate them.
The nurse will either refer them for
an appointment to be seen that day or
to the Pharmacy, Lab or for a future
appointment. With this process,
people are directed to the appropriate
care. Another way is to speak to a
nurse on the phone. The nurse will
interview you and give you an
appointment for that day if need be.
But sometimes I still have to
Just like any system, when a
person is late for an appointment, it
causes everyone to be late the rest of
the day. So please, if you have an
appointment, show up fifteen (15)
minutes early to complete any
necessary paper work and be ready
for your appointment.
Another problem that causes
delays is emergencies. There are
times when emergencies conic in.
and that w ill tie up a dix tor and staff
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LocaS fee their oats with horse racjng
Horse owner Jay Suppah walks
Simnasho Dreams, Dan-Dee-O,
Ahead and Spooky Guy
were some of the race
horses that ran at the 1997
Crooked River Round-up
held in Prineville, Oregon.
These horses are owned by
the Suppahs, the Heaths
and the Franks, all Warm
Springs tribal members,
and are raced throughout
the Northwest during the
racing season. The 52nd
annual Crooked River
Round-Up was held July 9
13 and included a rodeo,
carnival and pari-mutuel
horse races. A total of 35
horses raced and some
Warm Springs residents
were there trying their luck
during the four-day event.
for a little while. We are working on
reducing delays in this area.
How is it working?
We have contacted fifty (50)
people who have used the same day
appointment system, half of them in
person and half over the phone. When
we asked them if they liked the system
and if it should be continued,
approximately 98 of them said yes.
When the system works, it works
very well. Of course as mentioned
earlier, when someone is late, that
causes everyone else to wait. Starting
in the fall, we are planning to start a
five (5) minute late policy. If a person
is five (5) minutes late, they will
have to reschedule to another
appointment. Again, we are planning
this policy because w hen someone is
late, everyone after them has to wait,
and that is not fair.
We will continue to contact thirty
(30) people each quarter to check on
our service. We will continuously
look at improving the process and
y our comments and suggestions w ill
be welcomed. A suggestion box is
located across from the main
reception desk for your convenience.
Tomcat Ahead before a race.
Tomcat Ahead places fourth in
A reception to honor Carlos
Kemper, MD and George Waldmann,
MD will be held Sunday, July 20
from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Jefferson
County Senior Center.
The two Board Certified Family
Practice Physicians combined have
devoted over 55 years to their rural
medicine practice in Madras and the
greater Jefferson County area.
In recognition of the two Madras
physicians. Governor John Kitzhabcr
has proclaimed July 20 as Dr. Carlos
K. Kemper and Dr. George E.
Waldmann Appreciation day in Or
egon and encourage all citizens to
join in this observance.
Carlos Kemper, MD has semi re
tired while George Waldmann, MD
accepted the position of Medical
Director w ith the Medicare Program
in Portland, Oregon.
Refreshments will be served and
the public is invited by the staff and
employees of Madras Medical Group
to attend the reception.
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