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ERAS for Post Colon Resections

ERAS, or Enhanced Recovery After Surgery, is a multidisciplinary care pathway that involves nearly every department within CMH. ERAS is designed to achieve early recovery for patients undergoing major abdominal surgery and represents a shift in perioperative care in two ways. First, it reexamines traditional practices and replaces them with[...]
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Innovation through philanthropy

By Penny Cowden, Executive Director of the Columbia Memorial Hospital Foundation About 60 percent of hospitals and healthcare systems across the U.S. are not-for-profit and can link their very beginnings to philanthropy: “the love of humanity.” These healthcare organizations were launched on the shoulders of a religious order or a magnificent[...]
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We speak your language

Interpreters now available 24/7 Patients come to CMH and its clinics from many cultures and walks of life. The medical environment, when coupled with language barriers, can cause unnecessary stress and confusion.  With input from community stakeholders, CMH recently rolled out a new interpretation program. Patients at any of CMH’s[...]
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Health Compass, Spring 2018

Health Compass, Spring 2018 CMH Health Compass is a quarterly journal of wellness and good healthcare. The Spring 2018 issue of the CMH Health Compass explores some of the ways Columbia Memorial Hospital is working to become the health network of the future for the Columbia-Pacific Region. Follow the links below to read[...]
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Planning for tomorrow

By Randy McClelland, Director of Strategic Initiatives Since 2009, CMH has seen tremendous  growth for the benefit of our community and our patients. Growing services CMH is committed to bringing necessary and appropriate services to our community through construction and expansion. Over the past several years, CMH:  Built the Professional[...]
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Future focus

By Constance Waisanen, CMH Board of Trustees President Following the achievement of opening the new CMH–OHSU Knight Cancer Collaborative, the CMH Board of Trustees and the hospital’s administrative team met last fall to update and expand our strategic plan. Becoming a regional leader in rural healthcare One of the top[...]
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Meet our new leadership

The Columbia Memorial Hospital (CMH) leadership team welcomes two new members this year. Nicole Williams, COO CMH named Nicole Williams its new Chief Operating Officer (COO). As COO, Williams oversees CMH’s day-to-day operations. Williams was raised in Astoria and has served the community for more than 20 years. She served[...]
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Chris Hogan: 25 years at CMH

Chris Hogan, RN is a multifaceted and talented individual beloved by the ED staff. Unbeknownst to some, before Chris was the dynamic ED nurse that he is today, he was a rock ‘n roll musician, touring in a band called Tracer. Not only can he sing, but he can play[...]
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Kelli Brenden: 25 years at CMH

Kelli Brenden began her career at CMH as a Business Office Clerk in what was known as the Business Office in 1993. She held that position for two years before transitioning to a Payroll  position in Accounting. In 1998, she moved to the Human Resources department. Since then, Kelli has[...]
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Teri Banta: 25 years at CMH

Teri Banta, RN works in the Family Birthing Center. She attended college at the University of Portland. Her best memories of CMH are all of the close friends she has made with the OB nurses.  “We are truly a family,” she says.  Teri has been married for 32 years and[...]
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