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CEO Erik Thorsen Remembers the Great Coastal Gale

Thorsen talks with Tom Freel of KAST 1370AM Part 1. Part 2. Part 3.
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Recruiting Pregnant Study Participants

Be part of nutrition research Are you interested in pregnancy research? Dr. Jonathan Purnell, is conducting a study at Columbia Memorial Hospital to learn more about how receiving nutritional advice during pregnancy affects your food choices and your baby’s growth. Participation will last up to 6 months after you deliver[...]
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Finding Balance in Battling Cancer

Cancer Patient Shares Her Story Kari Smith’s story is one of bravery and endurance.  Smith is the mother of four children, ages 9 to 18. She was diagnosed with breast cancer several years ago and had been traveling to Seattle for treatments. She recently took Daily Astorian reporter Jack Hefferenen on a[...]
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CMH CEO Named Community Star

Erik Thorsen was named a Community Star in rural health ASTORIA, Ore. – Columbia Memorial Hospital CEO Erik Thorsen was named a “2017 Community Star” by the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health. His story is among those highlighted by the organization during National Rural Health Day, which[...]
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Walk with a Doc

Celebrate National Rural Health Day with CMH Walk with a Doc
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Columbia Memorial Hospital Supports College’s Nursing Program

CMH and college collaboration is good for all ASTORIA, Ore.—A strong relationship between Clatsop Community College (CCC) and Columbia Memorial Hospital (CMH) is vital to creating high paying jobs in Clatsop County. For six of the past seven years, CMH has donated money to support the Nursing Program. On Nov.[...]
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General Surgeons Excel at Cancer Detection

Early detection saves lives They say with age, comes wisdom… well, it also brings new cancer screenings. And the big five-oh (age 50) brings colorectal cancer screenings. While there are many options for detecting colorectal cancer, a colonoscopy is still the most complete way to detect and remove polyps in[...]
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‘This Week with State Senator Betsy Johnson’

CEO Erik Thorsen Talks Collaboration Columbia Memorial Hospital CEO Erik Thorsen sat down with Michael Desmond to talk about the CMH-OHSU Knight Cancer Collaborative for “This Week with State Senator Betsy Johnson.” Senator Johnson’s weekly radio show focuses on her work in Senate District 16 and in the Oregon Legislature,[...]
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Cancer Collaborative Opens for Artwalk

CMH-OHSU Knight Cancer Collaborative artists speak about their healing intentions ASTORIA, Ore. – The CMH-OHSU Knight Cancer Collaborative will open its doors for the next 2nd Saturday Art Walk to feature its diverse collection of Northwest art. Potter Richard Rowland of the Astoria Dragon Kiln will kick-off the Artwalk at[...]
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CMH Awarded HFAP Accreditation

Columbia Memorial Hospital demonstrates quality ASTORIA, Ore. – Columbia Memorial Hospital was awarded accreditation by HFAP, the nation’s original independent, accreditation organization recognized by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Accreditation confirms that CMH is providing high quality care as determined by an independent, external process of evaluation.[...]
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