Radiation Machine Targets Cancer ASTORIA, Ore. – Hope is on the move for improved cancer treatment in Astoria. The CMH-OHSU Knight Cancer Collaboration’s new linear particle accelerator (LINAC) machine started its round-the-world journey on March 10. It will travel from England; through the Panama Canal; to Long Beach, Calif.; and then[...]
ASTORIA, Ore. – Join our general surgeons on Wednesday, April 5, 2017, at Fort George’s Lovell Showroom (1483 Duane St., Astoria) for a conversation about common health problems and what you can do about them. Doors open at 6:30pm, presentations begin at 7pm.
When It’s More Than Being Winded WARRENTON, Ore. – Nurse Jenny Jacques recently chatted with news radio reporter Tom Freel of KAST 1370 about her experience with heart disease, and WomenHeart support network for women living with heart disease. Listen in:
A CEO to Know ASTORIA, Ore. – In its March 2017 issue, Becker’s Hospital Review named Columbia Memorial Hospital CEO Erik Thorsen on its annual list of “CEOs to Know.” According to Becker’s, “The 60 CEOs on this year’s list possess extensive experience in healthcare management, demonstrating their commitment to offering high-quality,[...]
Get Your Rear In Gear! March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month and it’s a good reminder to get screened for colorectal cancer if you’re 50 or older. It could save your life! Learn more about your screening options! If you and your provider decide that a colonoscopy is the right[...]
An Conversation about How Cancer Develops ASTORIA, Ore. – Oncologist Dr. Jennifer Lycette recently chatted with Dr. Allie Evans on KMUN 91.9 Coast Community Radio about how cancer develops. Dr. Lycette is the medical director for the CMH/OHSU Cancer Care Center.
Colorectal Cancer Screening Options Most colorectal cancers start as abnormal growths, called polyps, on the lining of the intestines. These polyps can be removed during a colonoscopy before they develop into cancer. Early cancers may be detected with non-invasive tests. We recommend that most people begin one of these screening[...]
Wireless Heart Monitoring Advances Patient Safety ASTORIA, Ore. – Although not as visible as new buildings and clinics, Columbia Memorial Hospital’s new telemetry system is a prime example of how the hospital is investing in our community’s healthcare future. After months of coordination and planning, Columbia Memorial Hospital (CMH) put[...]
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,[...]