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Timeline on health-care changes worries local health and social service officials

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WENATCHEE — The state’s timeline for implementing big health-care changes may be too short.

That was one of several concerns expressed Friday by members of a panel that looked at the state’s Health Care Innovations Plan.

“The timelines are very aggressive and could disrupt services eventually,” said Tamara Burns, director of the Chelan-Douglas Regional Support Network.

“I have to ask: What is our capacity for change?” said Dr. Pete Rutherford, CEO at Confluence Health. “There has been a huge amount…

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