Columbia Memorial Hospital (CMH) is the fastest growing rural hospital in the state of Oregon. We are a full-service, not-for-profit, Level IV Trauma and Critical Access Hospital located in Astoria and one of only five remaining independent hospitals in the state.
CMH is a hub for healthcare in the region. The main hospital includes private, inpatient suites, an emergency department that is staffed by board-certified emergency medicine physicians from Oregon Health & Sciences University (OHSU), a newly renovated family birthing center, state-of-the-art surgical program, full-service lab, advanced radiology services, and more.
The CMH Health & Wellness Pavilion, located adjacent to the hospital, is home to many of our specialty service providers and our Women’s Center. Off of the main campus, CMH continues to expand its reach and services through our satellite primary and urgent care clinic in nearby Warrenton, Ore., where we offer extended hours, x-ray and lab services.
CMH offers Medical Excellence without the Miles. Through a unique academic/rural partnership, CMH and OHSU provide advanced cardiology and cancer care, as well as telemedicine to provide care for pediatric patients.
Creating Patient-Centered Care In Healing Environments.
As a Planetree-Designated hospital, Columbia Memorial Hospital subscribes to the philosophy that we can best serve our patients and the community by providing the latest in medical technology in a healing, nurturing environment that encourages their involvement and participation. We believe in peaceful, comfortable surroundings; warm and supportive caregivers; and access to health information and education to help our patients get well faster and stay well longer.
The planetree, or sycamore, is the tree that Hippocrates, the founder of modern medicine, sat beneath when he began teaching his medical students many centuries ago. The Planetree model was founded on the belief that if patients have access to information regarding their illness and hospitalization, they can become active participants in restoring their own health. As a Planetree hospital, we maintain a policy of allowing patients to read their own charts at any time and ask questions of their physician and nurse about what they read.
People-Centered – Quality Driven – Service Focused
CMH is has the distinction of being one of only two Planetree-Designated (link to 6.2 Patient-Centered Care) hospitals in the state of Oregon. Established in 1978, the Planetree organization is a global leader in advancing Person-Centered Care. The Planetree Designation represents the highest level of achievement in patient-/person-centered care based on evidence and standards in 10 core areas.
Our Planetree designation signals to our community and all those we serve that CMH is a patient-centered health system, where providers partner with patients and families, and where patient comfort, dignity, empowerment and well-being are prioritized with providing top-quality clinical care.
In addition to adopting the core tenets of Planetree, we strive to develop and implement tools and processes that promise a culture of safety and service excellence for every patient, at all times. We make a promise to our patients that we will provide exceptional service that is respectful, compassionate and cus¬tomized to the individual’s needs by anticipating what they want and giving more than they expect.
We shall provide exceptional, patient-centered care and be the provider of choice of appropriate clinical services within our service area. We will grow select clinical services through partnership opportunities and remain an independent, not-for-profit, community health care organization. We will provide access to primary and specialty care, enhance our facilities, remain fiscally responsible and create the best place to work for our employees, professional staff and volunteers in a safe environment.
Columbia Memorial Hospital is a Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program (HFAP) accredited hospital. HFAP is a nationally recognized healthcare facility accreditation organization, with deeming authority from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). HFAP meets or exceeds the standards required by CMS to provide accreditation to all hospitals, ambulatory care/surgical facilities, mental health facilities, physical rehabilitation facilities, clinical laboratories, critical access hospitals and stroke centers.
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