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Celebrating Rural Health Day With Better Patient Access

Oregon is celebrating National Rural Health Day today, November 15, to highlight the importance of rural hospitals, clinics and medical providers. National Rural Health Day is celebrated every November by the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health as an opportunity to honor the selfless, community-minded, “can do” spirit[...]
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CMH named 2018 HealthCare’s Most Wired Recipient

By Galina Gandy, Vice President of Health Information Systems Last week in San Diego, CMH was nationally recognized with a Most Wired award for the seventh year in a row. CMH was the only hospital in Oregon to receive this award and scored #1 in the nation in the Small[...]
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10 ways to add more joy to your life

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow once wrote, “Into each life some rain must fall.” If you sometimes feel like your life is one downpour after another, it’s time to find some joy. And it’s easier than you might think. Being joyful has the power to help you bounce back from stressful events,[...]
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CMH caregiver fills need on medical mission to Haiti

For eight days in October, Donna Bzdil volunteered at a clinic, helping provide rehab services with other occupational and physical therapists. While that might not sound too different from her day job as the manager of CMH Rehabilitation Services Manager and a licensed occupational therapist, it wasn’t the clean, quiet[...]
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Hospital donors make a difference

CMH Foundation hosts tribute to giving ASTORIA, Ore. — On the eve of the CMH-OHSU Knight Cancer Collaborative’s first anniversary, Columbia Memorial Hospital Foundation honored donors and community leaders who made this achievement possible. On Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018, at the CMH Foundation’s annual Celebration of Giving, Cancer Collaborative Director Chris[...]
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Maori artists visit Cancer Center

Visit part of ongoing collaboration with local artists The CMH-OHSU Knight Cancer Collaborative hosted special visitors from 7,000 miles away last week. A group of Maori artists from New Zealand shared their art and culture with CMH caregivers in an engagement activity last Wednesday evening, part of an ongoing collaboration[...]
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A gift of hope

A gift of hope By Penny Cowden, Executive Director of the CMH Foundation About a year ago, our region received a powerful gift. Also about a year ago, the CMH-OHSU Knight Cancer Collaborative opened its doors to those seeking healing, health and, yes, hope. The community-wide campaign raised $3 million[...]
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Find your primary care partner

Meet our team   Alexandra Armstrong, MD Before joining CMH, Dr. Armstrong attended schools in Texas, Louisiana and Illinois and was a hospitalist practicing in Pennsylvania.  She is a board-certified internal medicine physician. Her medical interests include women’s health, preventative medicine and chronic medical issues. Outside of work, Dr. Armstrong[...]
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Healing Path

Healing Path By Kim Rose Adams, Photographer Having my photography included as a permanent collection in the new Primary Care clinic felt like a special opportunity to express something about our Pacific Northwest beyond my normal subjects of pristine landscapes, native wildflowers and boats. The image set I created for[...]
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Check it out

Some must-do screenings and self-exams There’s no denying how popular DIY projects are today. We love to roll up our sleeves and get it done. But what about health screenings that can alert us to possible health problems? Can we tackle some of those ourselves, too? You’ll need a doctor[...]
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