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An ancient path to peace

By Sarah Bello You’re invited to explore our newest addition — the CMH Health and Wellness Park! The park is open to you and your family. It includes a labyrinth, picnic tables, benches and a grassy area for yoga, tai chi or other outdoor activities.  We are especially proud of[...]
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Philanthropic partnerships

Part of what makes a Planetree hospital unique is the extensive involvement of community leaders who spend their precious volunteer time and resources to bring the hospital to the community and the community to the hospital.  We have several groups of community leaders that do this at CMH, including the[...]
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Mindfulness in a mug

Cancer Collaborative mug program proves thought-provoking By Sarah Bello When he gets up in the morning, Hammond resident Ken Ulappa likes to drink coffee from his mug, do yoga and meditate while listening to Japanese music. He thinks about the thousands of people who passed away in the previous day.[...]
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Maisie speaks

Pet therapy at CMH Maisie and Pam Holen visit CMH every week to chat, shake hands and get belly rubs — well, at least Maisie does.  Maisie is a border collie trained by Patrick Shannahan’s Red Top Kennel in Caldwell, Idaho. After she received intensive training and her AKC Excellent[...]
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11 ways to be an engaged patient

By Planetree Ask for care instructions to be provided to you in writing — or in pictures and infographics.  Document your wishes for end-of-life care. And encourage your loved ones to do so, as well. Identify your daily routine — the time your meds are taken, times you wake and[...]
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Health Compass, Spring 2019

Health Compass, Spring 2019 CMH Health Compass is a quarterly journal of wellness and good healthcare. The Spring 2019 issue of the CMH Health Compass reflects on Columbia Memorial Hospital’s commitment to Planetree principles.  Follow the links below to read the Spring 2019 issue:  “The importance of Planetree,” by Erik[...]
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Our world revolves around you

By Kristen Moss, Planetree Supervisor A Planetree certification is more than a gold stamp next to our logo. The certification is an achievement and recognition of CMH’s culture of person-centered care, which encourages us to strive to provide excellent care to our patients and their loved ones, our caregivers, and[...]
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The importance of Planetree

By Erik Thorsen, CEO If you’ve been a patient at Columbia Memorial Hospital (CMH), you may have seen the gold Planetree seal on a brochure or sign. That seal means that CMH has been evaluated by the Planetree organization and judged to be a person-centered health system. At CMH, our[...]
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The Jasper family’s day at CMH

Local family experiences CMH for a day Christa Jasper wanted to share her recent daylong experience with Columbia Memorial Hospital. Christa says with a son scheduled with a morning appointment, nurse Brooke Duncan took special care to get things moving quickly — even though it wasn’t her responsibility. Medical technologist[...]
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Don’t Let Flu Grab Hold of You!

By Kendra Gohl, Director of Nursing, Infection Preventionist As you may have heard, a local 15-year-old recently died from influenza, and many more people in the region are ill with influenza, or the flu. This young man’s death is tragic, and relatively uncommon in recent decades. However, the flu virus[...]
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