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Judy Geiger Joins CMH

CMH Hires New Head Nurse ASTORIA, Ore. – Columbia Memorial Hospital (CMH) welcomes Judy Geiger as its top nurse. Geiger joined CMH on Jan. 7, 2019, as its new vice president of patient care services. She has more than 30 years of experience as a pediatric nurse and nurse administrator.[...]
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Astoria girl makes hats for surgery patients in Guatemala

Keturah Jackson’s hats will be donated in Central America this spring By Sarah Bello In late 2018, 10-year-old Astorian Keturah Jackson decided to give the world a Christmas gift. Before December, her church encouraged members to let their lights shine in serving the world and their community throughout the month.[...]
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Bright beginnings

By Erik Thorsen, CEO January always puts me in a thoughtful frame of mind — reflecting on what we’ve accomplished in the past year and looking forward to a bright future ahead.  As Columbia Memorial Hospital marked its 138th year of service in 2018, the CMH-OHSU Knight Cancer Collaborative completed[...]
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2018 Relay for Life provides transportation

  Cancer patients benefit from grant By Penny Cowden, Executive Director of the CMH Foundation Columbia Memorial Hospital is always a major sponsor for the local Relay for Life. The annual event benefits the American Cancer Society (ACS), which supports the services at the CMH-OHSU Knight Cancer Collaborative. It’s so[...]
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Health Compass, Winter 2019

Health Compass, Winter 2019 CMH Health Compass is a quarterly journal of wellness and good healthcare. The Winter 2019 issue of the CMH Health Compass reflects on what Columbia Memorial Hospital accomplished in the past year and looks forward to a bright future ahead. Follow the links below to read the Winter 2019[...]
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Imaging all-stars: Tammy Fastabend

Tammy Fastabend, Ultrasound Technologist By Sarah Bello Years at CMH: 40 Tammy Fastabend started working at Columbia Memorial Hospital (CMH) in 1973, as a senior in high school. At that time, CMH was called Columbia Hospital and was in the St. Mary’s Hospital building, which now houses Clatsop Care Center.[...]
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Imaging all-stars: Peggy Church

Peggy Church, Imaging Support Staff By Sarah Bello Years at CMH: 28 Peggy Church looks forward to coming to work every day. She always has, she says. Since 1990, she has worked as an Imaging support staff member. Originally one of two, now there are seven. “The people in this[...]
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Imaging all-stars: Mary Kellow

Mary Kellow, Lead Mammographer By Sarah Bello Years at CMH: 24 Mary Kellow became a registered x-ray technologist 46 years ago. She had always liked science and medicine, and after working as an x-ray secretary, she says, “the rest is history.” For the past 24 years, Mary has worked at CMH.[...]
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Imaging all-stars: Connie Dubb

Connie Dubb, MRI Technologist By Sarah Bello Years at CMH: 20 Connie Dubb interviewed at CMH twice before getting a job, the first time with Chuck Chitwood and the second with Tammy Fastabend. She has now been a part of the Imaging Services Department for 20 years.  Although she originally thought[...]
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Find your new healthcare partner

Meet some of the new providers joining CMH in late 2018 and early 2019 Sarah Humphrey, MD Obstetrician-Gynecologist CMH Women’s Center Start Date: August 2018 In August, board-eligible obstetrician-gynecologist Sarah Humphrey, MD, moved to Astoria with her husband (a physical therapist at CMH) and their infant son.  “We wanted to[...]
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