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CMH surpasses Relay for Life fundraising goal

Over the weekend, the CMH Relay for Life team raised more than $10,500 for the American Cancer Society at the Seaside celebration of Relay for Life. CMH was the biggest fundraiser of the event, which raised more than $50,000 total. More than 40 CMH caregivers attended the event to show[...]
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Health Compass, Summer 2018

Health Compass, Summer 2018 CMH Health Compass is a quarterly journal of wellness and good healthcare. The Summer 2018 issue of the CMH Health Compass explores the emergency, trauma and urgent care services available at Columbia Memorial Hospital.  Follow the links below to read the Summer 2018 issue: “The best care[...]
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Community block party

Make fun memories with CMH at the Astoria Regatta! CMH is hosting the Regatta Square block party before and after the Grand Land Parade. Join us for food, music and a kids zone on 12th Street between Duane and Exchange Streets.  Watch the kids play or grab a bite to[...]
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Changing tax laws: What you need to know

By Kristen Schultz Jaarda, JD, LLM, Executive Vice President of Crescendo Interactive, Inc. What do these recent tax changes due to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act mean for donors? With the new charitable incentives and other tax provisions, charitable giving — particularly major and planned giving — is poised to[...]
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ER vs. urgent care

When is it an emergency? Call 911 if you think you’re dealing with a medical emergency. Signs include: Severe chest pain Uncontrolled bleeding Poisoning Seizures Head trauma Coughing up or vomiting blood What to do when it’s not an emergency When you need us, our emergency department is ready. We’re[...]
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Elevating our lifesaving care

Emergency Department Q&A with Dr. Ferroggiaro   Anthony Ferroggiaro, MD, joined CMH in 2015 as part of a partnership in emergency services with Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU). Dr. Ferroggiaro cares for patients in the CMH Emergency Department (ED) and serves as the program’s medical director. He gave us[...]
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A passion for emergency care

As a young adult, Regina Mysliwiec (mish-LIV-yets), MD, thought she would never leave the ambulance — working in one, that is. She had to be “dragged off the ambulance to go to medical school,” but here in Astoria, she’s come full circle. Dr. Mysliwiec became an emergency medicine technician (EMT)[...]
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Trauma centers make safer communities

Life-threatening injuries — or traumas — happen in an instant. Car accidents and falls are the two most common causes of traumas.  Saving the life of someone with a traumatic injury requires a strong chain of medical services — 911 dispatchers, medics, hospital staff, emergency physicians and caregivers, surgeons and[...]
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The best care we hope you never need

By Trece Gurrad, Vice President of Patient Care Services We are blessed to be in an inviting rural setting, a wonderful place to live or visit. The waterways, beaches and trails provide recreational opportunities and a serene natural beauty to enjoy. However, living in a rural setting also means that[...]
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Optimization efforts help CMH decrease registration redundancy

To improve patient satisfaction and staff efficiencies, leaders at CMH’s Primary Care Clinic optimized the patient registration process, which has reduced duplicate registrations by more than 95 percent.  “One of the main reasons we made this change was to handle the challenge of having multiple encounters, and also the challenge[...]
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