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In Matters of the Heart, Women are Different

Heart Disease Differs for Men and Women WARRENTON, Ore. – Cardiologist Dr. Diana Rinkevich recently chatted with news radio reporter Tom Freel of KAST 1370 about an upcoming study of heart disease and how it differs in men and women. Call 503-338-4087 to be part of the study on Friday,[...]
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Recruiting Caring Hearts

Study Examines Heart Disease Differences Among the Sexes ASTORIA, Ore. – Heart disease is the No. 1 cause of death for women. But much of our knowledge about heart disease comes from research done with men. Join Dr. Diana Rinkevich and the CMH/OHSU Cardiology Clinic in their efforts to better[...]
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CMH Foundation Reaches $3M Goal

Donors Support Shared Vision for Local Cancer Care ASTORIA, Ore. – Columbia Memorial Hospital Foundation’s biggest ever fundraising campaign has raised $3 million to support the CMH-OHSU Knight Cancer Center. “Campaigns like this strengthen communities by bringing focus and unity to a shared vision. We are building a stronger hospital[...]
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CMH Caregivers Earn Honors

Nurse Kendra Gohl Named a March of Dimes Nurse of the Year ASTORIA, Ore. – For the second year in a row, a nurse from Columbia Memorial Hospital (CMH) has been honored with a Nurse of the Year Award by the March of Dimes. Nurse and certified infection preventionist Kendra[...]
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Drug Take-Back Program

CMH and CCO partner to reduce public harm from unused medications ASTORIA, Ore. – Unused medications have become a public health and environmental health issue in recent years. Prior to a regulation change by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency in late 2014, police departments were the only drop-off locations for[...]
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Hospital Donors and Leaders Make a Difference

CMH Foundation Hosts First Tribute to Giving To Thank Donors ASTORIA, Ore. – The Columbia Memorial Hospital Foundation thanked its donors Thursday evening through a tribute to giving. The guests were entertained by a rousing chorus of opera and show tunes by the renowned group of entertainers known as The[...]
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Construction Begins on New Cancer Center

CMH-OHSU Knight Cancer Collaborative Breaks Ground in Astoria ASTORIA, Ore. – Teamwork and collaboration among competitors was the resounding theme at the groundbreaking ceremony for a new cancer care center. The crowd of more than 250 people cheered as the CMH-OHSU Knight Cancer Collaboration broke ground on the 19,000-square-foot comprehensive[...]
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Kia Teams Up with CMH to Fight Cancer

CMH Cleans Up at Relay for Life Fundraiser Astoria, Ore. – Warrenton Kia donated $800 to Columbia Memorial Hospital’s Relay for Life team. Kia hosted a fundraising car wash on June 25, during which CMH caregivers and their families scrubbed and buffed cars. With donations from grateful drivers, the team[...]
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CMH Awarded Designation as Patient-Centered Hospital

Planetree Organization Recognizes Columbia Memorial Hospital for Sustained Achievement and Innovation in Delivering Patient-Centered Care Astoria, Ore. – After an extensive review, Planetree Inc. has named Columbia Memorial Hospital (CMH) a “Planetree Designated® Patient-Centered Hospital” for the second time in three years. “The designation signals to healthcare consumers that Columbia[...]
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CMH Supports Breastfeeding Mothers

Columbia Memorial Hospital honored for excellence lactation care ASTORIA, Ore. – Columbia Memorial Hospital (CMH) was recently recognized for excellence in supporting breastfeeding mothers. CMH was honored with the IBCLC Care Award for a third two-year term in recognition of its commitment to providing breastfeeding mothers in the Lower Columbia[...]
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