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Household hazardous waste event set; PNMC recognized by industry group for its service

Household hazardous waste event set for May 22 in Newberg

The next Yamhill County household hazardous waste collection event is slated for 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 22 at the Waste Management transfer station at 2904 Wynooski St. Registrations, required to participate in the event, are at www.yamhill.or.us/YCSW. For more information, call 503-434-7516 ext. 3646.

Items that will be accepted at the collection event include pesticides, herbicides and fungicides; anti-freeze, grease and other auto fluids; CLF bulbs and fluorescent light tubes; batteries, including household and lead-acid; old gasoline and diesel fuel; paint not accepted at Paintcare locations; aerosol cans and items labeled dangerous, poisonous, flammable and hazardous.

Items that will not be accepted include medications, syringes and other "sharps," used motor oil, propane tanks, explosives and ammunition or tires.

PNMC nets high rating for service

Providence Newberg Medical Center recently earned a five-star rating from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services for its performance across five quality categories: mortality, safety of care, re-admission, patient experience, timely and effective care.

PNMC was one of 455 hospitals across the country to earn the designation; 10 hospitals in Oregon were included.


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